Wikileaks Documents: At Least 35 Gitmo Islamists Were Radicalized in London
The UK was paying Osama Bin Laden’s ambassador to Europe over £50,000 in annual welfare benefits while he was radicalizing youths in Great Britain.
Abu Qatada was wanted on terrorism charges in Algeria, the United States, Belgium, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and his native Jordan.
But, in Great Britain, life was good for the Al-Qaeda leader.
Abu Qatada was paid £8,000 a year Abu Qatada for his bad back while he was preaching hate in the UK. (Daily Mail)
Today it was reported that Gitmo terrorists were radicalized in Great Britain before plotting attacks against the West.
The Telegraph reported:
At least 35 terrorists incarcerated at Guantánamo Bay were sent to fight against the West after being indoctrinated by extremist preachers in Britain, secret files obtained by The Daily Telegraph disclose.
Abu Qatada and Abu Hamza, two preachers who lived off state benefits after claiming asylum, are identified by the American authorities as the key recruiters responsible for sending dozens of extremists from throughout the world to Pakistan and Afghanistan via London mosques.
The leaked documents, written by senior US military commanders at Guantánamo Bay, illustrate how, for two decades, Britain effectively became a crucible of terrorism, with dozens of extremists, home-grown and from abroad, radicalised here.
Finsbury Park mosque, in north London, is described as a “haven” for extremists. United States intelligence officials concluded the mosque served as “an attack planning and propaganda production base”.
The files will raise questions over why the Government and security services failed to take action sooner to tackle the capital’s reputation as a staging post for terrorism, which became so established that the city was termed “Londonistan”.