Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Still Complacant About Terrorism.

Londonistan was supposedly the nickname given to the capital over the UK's relative
softness on islamist groups prior to the 9/11 attacks. Whilst Britain has gotten tougher on Islamawhackos it appears that we might still be a little complacent over other terrorists. No doubt this warning is all down to the Sikhophobia of India's current government led by er Manmohan Singh or something.

Senior Indian officals have warned have warned that Sikh militant groups in the UK may be planning and funding attacks on targets in India.

On 4 March, the BBC's File on Four programme quoted senior Indian police offiers as saying that money raised by Sikh groups in the UK is being used to "fund militant activities in the Punjab".

I've heard of similar claims with respect to Tamil Tiger sympathisers raising money in Tamil diaspora communities around the world, including Britain.

Apart from being an unfriendly act, allowing terrorist activity to go unhindered as long as it doesn't affect us is a dangerous game to play, because it can so easily spill over. The clearest example of that with respect to Sikh extremists is the 1985 bombing of an Air India flight from Canada to the UK which left over 300 people dead.

No comments: