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Submitted by David J. Jonsson (United States), Aug 29, 2006 at 18:04

Your article: Piggybacking on Terror in Britain raises the issue of holders of British passports entering the U.S.

More than four million Britons enter America annually using the visa waiver program. Investor's Business Daily http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=402717&in_page_id=1770 has already demanded an end to the program because it "allows Pakistani Britons to dodge security background checks."

Adding to the issue of Britons entering the U.S., when a UPI journalist went undercover http://www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060816-012155-4503r into a London meeting of the outlawed militant group al-Muhajiroun, which counts numerous young men, women and even children of white and black British descent among its members. Last year, she was shocked to meet a significant number of white British converts to this radical interpretation of Islam, many of whom were young women from middle class families in rural counties such as Dorset, Somerset and yes, even Surrey.

You brilliantly called attention to the article in the Guardian concerning the request of one prominent signatory, the Labour member of Parliament Sadiq Khan http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,,1843114,00.html pointing out that Mr. Blair's reluctance to criticize Israel increased the pool of people whom terrorists can recruit. According to the article the open letter was signed by three of the four Muslim MPs, three of the four peers, and 38 organizations including the Muslim Council of Britain and the Muslim Association of Britain.

It is important the note that both organizations are Members of Stop the War Coalition as identified in the article: on the Brink of War by the Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations (CASIN).

http://www.casin.ch/web/pdf/The Anti-War Movement.pdf The Anti-War Movement – Waging Peace

Sanjay Suri further amplifies the relation between the actions of the Muslim leaders and the Anti-War organizations in the article: UK Foreign Policy Hangs Above Terror Threat. <http://www.antiwar.com/ips/suri.php?articleid=9619 The actions of signators should be construed in broader context of the large number of member organizations making up the Anti-War Movement.

Also contributing to the West"s understanding of the Islamist"s strategy for world domination is the book The Management of Savagery http://www.ctc.usma.edu/naji.asp . Stephen Ulph http://jamestown.org/news_details.php?news_id=100 describes the content of this book as the thinking of an al-Qaeda strategist on the next stages of the struggle. Posted on the al-Ikhlas jihadi forum [http://ekhlas.com/forum] the work is entitled Idarat al-Tawahhush, "The Management of Barbarism," further defined as "the phase of transition to the Islamic state." Due to the strategic importance of the document, Terrorism Focus of the Jamestown Foundation has undertaken an in-depth examination of the Arabic text.

The relationships and their strategy for political action is further amplified in the article: Axis of Appeasement —The Inconvenient Truth http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/jonsson082306.htm>

David J. Jonsson

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