Allah save the queen — I mean Osama!
For you see, in Islam, Muslim solidarity takes precedence over modern-day concepts such as “nationality” or “citizenship,” thanks to Koranic verses such as “Let not the believers [Muslims] take for friends or allies infidels instead of believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah” (3:28). Islam’s prophet Muhammad also said “In the compassion and mercy the believers possess for one another, they are like one body: Should one of its members be struck ill, the rest of the body suffers from fever and insomnia” (The Al Qaeda Reader, 99). Any surprise, then, that “British” Muslims — that is, Muslims residing in (i.e., benefiting from) Britain — are allying themselves with fellow Muslims against their dhimmi hosts?
“British Muslims fighting alongside Taliban, commanders claim,” by James Kirkup for the Telegraph, January 2:
UK soldiers in Afghanistan have killed British Muslims fighting alongside the Taliban, commanders claim.
Military intelligence reports suggest that a small number of UK nationals are among the range of foreign fighters who regularly clash with British troops in Afghanistan.
British military sources have told The Daily Telegraph that they believe that some of those Britons have been killed fighting against their own country’s forces.
The revelation comes amid growing concern among British military and intelligence officials about militants based in Pakistan launching attacks on British interests in Afghanistan and at home.
Foreign fighters enter Afghanistan from Pakistan’s lawless border areas, home to the reconstituted al-Qaeda leadership.
British commanders in Helmand say that they have intelligence suggesting that British Muslims are among the enemies they face, albeit in small numbers.
“We’re talking about ones and twos at a time,” said one officer. “It’s not big numbers, but they are there, definitely.”
Some of those British Muslims may have been killed in battle with British troops, military sources said.
Confirmation is near-impossible, but British troop commanders believe that UK nationals are among the enemy dead.
One officer said: “We can’t say for sure. If they don’t carry passports, who can you say what nationality a corpse is? But it’s a reasonable assumption that we’ve killed some of them.”[…]
Patrick Mercer, the chairman of the House of Commons sub-committee on counter-terrorism, said it was “to be expected” that British Muslims were among the enemy dead in Afghanistan.
He said: “The terrorist operations undertaken by British citizens at home and abroad shows the scale of British Muslims’ involvement in extremism around the world…