The Pentagon and Brit Security Service have been penetrated by Jihadis who influence government policy. So our war is as much against our compromised institutions as it is against foreign and domestic Islamic killers.
Here’s Claudia Rosett on the Pentagon penetration:
In the sorry tradition of shooting the messenger, the Pentagon is cashiering its top expert on Islamist doctrine, Stephen Coughlin…
Along with drawing attention to Coughlin’s research, now circulating on the Internet, the growing controversy has thrown a spotlight on Coughlin’s alleged nemesis at the Pentagon, a top aide named Hesham Islam — whose tale deserves closer attention…
Hesham Islam is a native Arabic speaker, a Muslim, born in 1959 in Cairo and schooled in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. In 1980 he immigrated to the U.S. From 1985-2005 he served in the U.S. Navy, rising to the mid-level officer rank of commander.
At some point after former defense-industry executive Gordon England joined the Bush administration as secretary of the Navy, in 2001, Islam went to work on his staff. In 2005, when England, after a stint in Homeland Security took over from Paul Wolfowitz in the Defense Department’s number two slot of deputy secretary, Islam came with him.
In England’s office, Islam’s official title is special assistant for international affairs. In that capacity he pops up as a man-about-town in Washington, making the rounds of embassies. But Islam also works as England’s point man for Pentagon outreach programs to Muslim groups.
These include organizations such as the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, with whom Islam and England have forged ties — attending ISNA conventions, and hosting ISNA delegations at Pentagon events, and in England’s office.
…terrorism expert Steven Emerson, executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism…described Hesham Islam as, in his view, “an Islamist with a pro-Muslim Brotherhood bent who has brought in groups to the Pentagon who have been unindicted co-conspirators.”
In spite of the publicity, the Pentagon went ahead and fired Coughlin, and deleted Islam’s resume from the DoD website after Ms Rosett showed that much it is fraudulent.
The Brit Security service, commonly known as MI5, is probably the best in the world. But it too has a Jihadist mole (my ellipsis)
A Government inquiry has been launched after a senior Labour MP was allegedly bugged by anti-terrorist police while meeting a constituent in prison.
Government whip (enforcer) Sadiq Khan allegedly had his conversations recorded twice while meeting Babar Ahmad in prison, despite laws which ban the bugging of MPs.
Mr Ahmad is in detention waiting deportation to the USA over the alleged running of a website raising funds for Taliban and Chechen terrorists in the 1990s.
It was claimed the two discussed Mr Ahmad’s extradition and the conversations were recorded through a secret device hidden in a prison table.
These were not your typical meetings between a responsible MP and one of his constituents over a domestic matter. The constituent is indicted for funding our battlefield enemies, and the MP has threatened Brits with terror unless their government changes it policies to suit Islam:
12 August 2006.
An open letter, signed by three Muslim MPs, three peers and 38 community groups, said the stance on the Middle East has put civilians at risk.
They went on to say that UK policy has given “ammunition to extremists”…
MP Sadiq Khan, who signed the letter, said British foreign policy was seen by many as unfair and unjust.
“Whether we like it or not such a sense of injustice plays into the hands of extremists,” he said.
The only aspects of UK foreign police that effect Islam are Brit support for democracies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel. Khan is saying that unless we change those policies, Muslims in the UK will “put civilians at risk”.
Hence he will quite properly be under 24*7 surveillance by the Security Service. Unfortunately, now they have a mole to find and eliminate.
Meanwhile Islam is still tucked safely up in the Pentagon, and Khan remains ensconced as a enforcer in Browns government.
It’s going to be a long war.