Biting the hand that feeds

The London Times, March 2004:

“One of al-Qaeda’s most dangerous figures has been revealed as a double agent working for MI5, raising criticism from European governments, which repeatedly called for his arrest.

“Britain ignored warnings – which began before the September 11 attacks – from half a dozen friendly governments about Abu Qatada’s links with terrorist groups and refused to arrest him. Intelligence chiefs hid from European allies their intention to use the cleric as a key informer against Islamic militants in Britain.”

This old report – I don’t recall reading about this before – poses an important question. Do the Australian intelligence services employ Muslim extremists to do its dirty work and gain information about Jihadists? If so, who exactly is the “enemy” our political and media elite repeat almost daily?

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