London [UK]Jul 11 (ANI): Pakistan’s policies have fostered terrorism since time immemorial as the country has always kept a low profile while jihadist networks have made their mark in Britain, leading to the deadliest terror attacks in British history, said Kyle Orton, a British analyst. for safety.
Because the West has always ignored the lessons of 7/7 and 9/11, Britain has become a special place in the ISI’s long-standing transnational jihadist networks.
Masood Azhar, an ISI operative and UN-designated terrorist, toured Britain in 1993 raising funds and recruiting for the Kashmiri jihad. And created local networks to continue work. Some of these networks later defected to the Islamic State (IS), also known today as Daesh.
Moreover, Azhar also created the template for “Londonistan” in the 1990s, where jihadists set up shop in London to provide resources to insurgents in the Muslim world.
In September 2005, Al-Qaeda released to Al-Jazeera a video recording of the last testament of terrorist Mohammad Siddique Khan, who declares his “war” on the West and praises “today’s heroes” – Osama bin Laden, then Al-Qaeda’s deputy (now emir) Ayman al-Zawahiri and the founder of the Islamic State movement, which at the time was part of al-Qaida, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian whose real name is Ahmad al-Khalileh, the Policy Research Group said.
Al-Zawahiri’s statement later in September 2005 confirmed that al-Qaeda had “carried out” the “blessed raid” on London, but the British government’s official report 7/7, published in May 2006, said: “There is no hard evidence yet , which confirm this statement or the nature of support for Al Qaeda [for the 7/7 attacks] Two months later, to coincide with the first anniversary of the attacks, Al-Qaeda released a video of Tanvir’s will from Al-Zawahiri, showing “a terrorist training site and a map of London with areas circled as potential targets”.
After 2001, NATO assumed responsibility for security in Afghanistan, but the situation turned when the Taliban re-entered Afghan soil and took control of the country from Ashraf Ghani’s government.
The capture was widely publicized, and it appeared that Pakistan was behind the killing of hundreds of eastern troops and intelligence officers, as well as thousands of Afghans.
Moreover, during NATO’s presence in Afghanistan, ex-servicemen often discussed that Pakistanis routinely command Taliban units, and it is likely that the old practice of attaching Pakistan’s Special Services Group (SSG) operatives to Taliban-Qaeda insurgents, especially during the ISI’s planned “spring offensives” , said POREG.
According to the report, Pakistan helped bin Laden escape in 2001 and kept him in a safe house in a garrison town near its capital until the cover was blown in 2011, when the Taliban eventually merged fully with al-Qaeda and its affiliates. as the “Haqqani Network (HN)” as it was with “Kashmiri” groups such as Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).
The West continued to pay Pakistan to help solve a problem it created and supported – and had every incentive to support Pakistan’s lawlessness – its fundamental strategic commitment to the use of terrorism as a state policy under the protective canopy of pirated nuclear weapons, the report added.
“Pakistan has essentially developed its bargaining power at the risk of its own demise,” as one scholar aptly put it.
With around 1.2 million British citizens of Pakistani origin and around 200,000 Pakistani citizens permanently resident in the UK, the population is concentrated in a way that gives it enormous domestic political influence, and the ISI uses this to push its agenda through various “community” groups .
As the 7/7 Investigative Report noted, one of the reasons Khan and Tanveer did not immediately raise red flags on their trips to Pakistan is that “long-term visits by young people to Pakistan are not unusual.” It is obvious that terrorists can easily merge with such a large movement of humanity.
Now that NATO is out of Afghanistan, if and when a British citizen goes rogue in or out of Pakistan, the ISI will be there to lend a helping hand in finding them for a price, and if Britain recognizes the obvious need to cooperate with the ISI at a time when The ISI destroyed the British military, that is unlikely to change now, POREG said. (ANI)