“Radical UK cleric Anjem Choudary has been convicted of inviting others to support the so-called Islamic State group, it can now be reported,” the BBC reports today.
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 16, 2016
“Counter-terrorism chiefs have spent almost 20 years trying to bring Choudary, a father of five, to trial, blaming him, and the proscribed organizations which he helped to run, for radicalizing young men and women.”
Something is missing here, however.
Along with Omar Bakri Muhammad, Choudary helped form the Islamist organization al-Muhajiroun.
Choudary’s cohort admitted in 1998 he works with British intelligence. “The British government knows who we are. MI5 has interrogated us many times. I think now we have something called public immunity,” said Omar Bakri Muhammad.
It’s rather interesting the BBC would report the British government has tried for 20 years to prosecute Choudary. It has spent at least that long enforcing a “covenant of security” protecting a number of radical Islamists and their imams, including Abu Hamza al-Masri and Abu Qatada.
Abu Hamza al-Masri began working for British intelligence the year before his colleague, Omar Bakri Muhammad. Hamza provided invaluable information to the British security services and helped the British detain two terror suspects. He told his aides he is “beyond the reach of British law.”
Hamza’s right-hand man was Haroon Rashid Aswat. He was pegged as the mastermind of the London 7/7 bombings. Like Hamza, Aswat is a British intelligence agent.
The connections between British intelligence and a number of prominent terrorists is legion, yet none of this makes its way into establishment news reports.
Obviously, the assets are not very intelligent—many of them invariably are brought up on terror charges and spend long periods of time in prison despite their dutiful service to British intelligence.
Slapping them in prison is good propaganda for the war on terror, designed to last generations, if not indefinitely.