British-based Muslims spend months fighting Nato forces in Afghanistan. UK-based Taliban live for most of year in London and head to Afghanistan for combat. I bet they receive social services and welfare. Is this any way to lose the war? You bet it is.
We have this in the US as well. A key Muslim terrorist in the Mumbai attack was David Coleman Headley.
Atlas reader Danielle wisely asks, "Where is MI-5? And why is the Guardian giving aid and comfort to the enemy by protecting this man's identity? I know Churchill and FDR would not have stood for it. Why does the press have the right to give aid and comfort to the enemy in the name of free speech?
I wonder how many Americans and other Westerners from Muslim backgrounds are fighting against NATO. Why aren't we putting more time and money into going after these traitors? Perhaps we should consider a travel ban for our citizens and residents who are not traveling on official business."
UK-based Taliban spend months fighting Nato forces in Afghanistan Taliban fighter reveals he lives for most of year in London and heads to Afghanistan for combat Guardian
A Taliban fighter in Dhani-Ghorri in northern Afghanistan last month told the Guardian he lived most of the time in east London, but came to Afghanistan for three months of the year for combat.
"I work as a minicab driver," said the man, who has the rank of a mid-level Taliban commander. "I make good money there [in the UK], you know. But these people are my friends and my family and it's my duty to come to fight the jihad with them."
"There are many people like me in London," he added. "We collect money for the jihad all year and come and fight if we can."
His older brother, a senior cleric or mawlawi who also fought in Dhani-Ghorri, lives in London as well.
Intelligence officials have long suspected that British Muslims travel to Afghanistan and Pakistan each year to train with extremist groups.