Another indictment of official British dhimmitude in the face of jihadist activity on the Sceptered Isle. From The Telegraph, with thanks to Counterrevolution:
In the wake of the terrible terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Britain drafted UN resolution 1373 which called on all governments to “Deny safe haven to those who finance, plan, support or commit terrorist acts, or who provide safe havens; and to prevent those who finance, plan, facilitate or commit terrorist acts from using their respective territories for those purposes against other states.”
That elementary measure was also a piece of blatant hypocrisy from the British government. For at least a decade, and possibly much longer, it had been covert British policy to provide, in Britain, a safe haven for radical Muslim terrorists to “finance, plan, support or commit terrorist acts”.
That is why Abu Hamza – who was finally convicted of incitement to murder last week on the basis of evidence most of which was at least seven years old – was allowed to operate for so long from his mosque in Finsbury Park. It is also why the British government consistently refused requests to extradite known terrorists, not just from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Yemen and Jordan, but also from our neighbours in France. To the understandable fury of the French and many of the governments in the Middle East, Britain knowingly haboured and protected some of the most dangerous Islamic fundamentalists in the world.
To give just three examples: the plots to plant bombs on the Paris Metro in the 1980s and 1990s were hatched in London; so was the assassination of General Massoud in Afghanistan, days before the 9/11 outrages; and so was the kidnapping of Western tourists in Yemen. The government and security services knew what was happening: they were frequently alerted by pleas for action by increasingly desperate foreign governments. But they chose to allow the fanatics to continue their deadly activities.
It is difficult to understand the thinking behind this transparently self-destructive policy. The idea seems to have been that if we left Islamic fanatics free to plot terrorism here, they would reciprocate by not blowing up people in Britain. The short-sighted stupidity of that policy was definitively demonstrated by the deaths of more than 50 people on July 7 last year….
Read it all. The piece goes on to say that the government must isolate jihadists from “the peaceful majority of Muslims in Britain.” This will be extraordinarily difficult, and indeed probably cannot be done without the open, full, and sincere cooperation of that “peaceful majority.” If such cooperation is not forthcoming, lip service should no longer be paid to this notion, and official indulgence no longer extended to those who are identified as part of that “peaceful majority.”