British jihadists respond to Tony Blair. From the TimesOnline, with thanks to Uajeg.
A MASKED British gunman claiming to be fighting with al-Qaeda in Afghanistan appeared on an Arabic satellite channel yesterday describing how he killed a team of US Special Forces.
His claim came just hours after Tony Blair warned that Britons who boast about supporting terror groups like al-Qaeda or attend their training camps face immediate arrest if they attempt to return home.
This broadcast, aired on the al-Aribiya channel, is seen as timely propaganda coming a day after after al-Qaeda’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, threatened more terror attacks in London.
Security services here will study the broadcast to try to identify the man. UK intelligence agencies admit that they do not know how many Britons are with terrorist outfits abroad. This alleged fighter, who did not reveal his identity but spoke in a broad northern accent, described how he took part in the attack on a US Chinook helicopter in June.
Sixteen Americans were killed when their helicopter was shot down as they were reportedly searching for Osama bin Laden. This was the biggest single loss of US Special Forces in the war in Afghanistan. A Kalashnikov rifle is slung across his chest, and he raises his finger to the cameras as the unnamed Briton threatens to kill more Americans and Jews…