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Friday, May 04, 2007

UK Citizens Attend al Qaida Training without Government Knowledge?

Jonathan Clayton in Johannesburg and Michael Evans of the London Times report that British Nationals are not required to show a visas from London before transfering to flights to Pakistan , where they attend al Qaida training.

  • Shezhad Tanweer, two of the July 7 suicide bombers, had visited Pakistan before July 7 and received instructions from al-Qaeda figures,
  • Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar have visas available on arrival, and South Africa requires no visas for stays less than 90 days.
  • About 30,000 British Pakistanis fly to Pakistan every year
  • The Rest @ The Times Online

It is my guess that the UK probably tracks those who fly through, even without visas. It would be a good plan to track known al Qaida sympathizers (who have not yet commited a crime) to Pakistan, ( where they commit a UK crime by going to al Qaeda training) and follow them around for a few days to get more names, then arrest them.

-My concern is for the African countries that are NOT tracking their people who go to al Quida training and hten come home.

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