October 19, 2006

Britain al Qaeda 3.0's Main Target

Why would al Qaeda 3.0 target Britain? Large numbers of Asians of Pakistani origin in the U.K.

Guardian:

"They viewed 7/7 as just the beginning," said one senior source. "Al-Qaida sees the UK as a massive opportunity to cause loss of life and embarrassment to the authorities." A second source agreed: "Britain is sitting at the receiving end of an al-Qaida campaign."
The article goes on to suggest that al Qaeda 3.0 is much more organized than initially suspected, but I doubt that it is as hierarchically cohesive as the artivle suggests. Going to Pakistan and receiving some money and words of encouragement is not the same thing as having a committee meetings to discuss forming a sub-committee to draw up plans for board meeting approval.

Al Qaeda 3.0 does not need directions from Osama bin Laden. Self-motivated, self-sustaining, self-directed cells plan and carry out attacks. They only need inspiration, not direction, from the al Qaeda leadership.

And while the British authorities are busy denying it, it is clear that mosques and Islamic study groups are the source of these new home-grown cells. In fact, I would argue that many of the so-called moderate Muslim leaders in Britain are the inspiration for these jihadis.

While these moderates decry violence against the British government, many of them openly support sharia---only imposed through democratic means. Even more--in fact, probably the vast majority of Muslim clerics--describe British policies in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia using descriptors such as genocide and mass murder.

The disenchanted mosque member cannot be blamed when he asks his Imam, "Why is it wrong to fight if what the British government is doing is genocide?". And to that, clerics have no coherent answers.

They are only taking the words of moderate Muslim leaders to their logical conclusion because moral beings should fight governments that commit genocide.

Allahpundit has the full story here as well as video.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:56 PM | Comments |