Evidently the jihad is still being preached in British mosques. Where, oh where, is Tony Blair’s Vast Majority of Law-Abiding, Loyal Muslims? Why aren’t they doing anything about this? From AFP, with thanks to Cindy:
LONDON – The number of Islamic extremist security suspects in Britain has increased by 50 percent since the deadly suicide bombings in London last year, The Observer newspaper said on Sunday.
A senior intelligence source at the country”s domestic spy agency MI5 was quoted as saying that they were targeting 800 such suspects before the bombings on July 7 last year, but that figure now stood at 1,200.
In September 2001, the number of people deemed a “risk to national security” was 250, the newspaper said.
The unnamed MI5 source did not give a reason for the apparent rise in radicalisation but described the threat as “current, relentless and increasing”.
But don’t worry, the authorities are on the case:
The Observer said a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons were attended by one of the July 7 bombers is to be released from prison “within weeks” after serving just over half of a nine-year sentence for inciting murder and racial hatred.
Jamaican-born Abdullah el-Faisal once preached at the Brixton, south London, mosque attended by “Shoebomber” Richard Reid and Zacarias Moussaoui, the only man to be convicted in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks.
He was convicted by a British jury in 2003 after his trial heard he had called for the murder of all non-Muslims and justified the use of nuclear and chemical weapons.
The newspaper said an order for his deportation was filed by the Home Office on March 30 but his lawyers have applied for his release on parole pending his removal.
Why will he be released? So he can make some more recruits, or more plans for the jihad in Britain, before he is deported?