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Posted on 10/03/2010 5:43:54 PM PDT by blam
Pakistan: Dozens Of Europeans In Terror Training
By KATHY GANNON, Associated Press Writer
Sun Oct 3, 4:49 pm ET
ISLAMABAD Dozens of Muslim militants with European citizenship are believed to be hiding out in the lawless tribal area of northwestern Pakistan, Pakistani and Western intelligence officials say, training for missions that could include terror attacks in European capitals.
Officials have used phone intercepts and voice tracking software to track militants with ties to Britain and other European countries to areas along the Afghan border. Al-Qaida would likely turn to such extremists for a European plot because they can move freely in and out of Western cities.
Fear that such an attack is in the planning stage has prompted the U.S. State Department to advise Americans traveling in Europe to be vigilant. American and European security experts have been concerned that terrorists based in Pakistan may be plotting attacks in Europe with assault weapons, similar to the deadly 2008 shooting spree in Mumbai, India. U.S. intelligence officials believe Osama bin Laden is behind the plots.
A senior official of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI, told The Associated Press that there are believed to be "several dozen" people with European citizenship many of Pakistani origin among the Islamic extremists operating in the lawless border area.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not supposed to talk about classified information to the media, said foreigners in the area also include Chechens, Uzbeks, Arabs and Turks, one of whom was a former F-16 pilot in the Turkish air force.
"That shows you that some of the people who are coming are very well educated," he said.
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It seems the Islamoterrorists are the only ones hiring these days.
Time for India to take out Pakistan.
No! Time for us to take them out. Quit this pussy footin around like we are skeered of our own shadows.
Imagine if groups of Islamic terror snipers suddenly popped up on freeway overpasses in our major cities one day.
Hopefully the police swat teams would be sensitive to the possibility of over-reacting against them too violently and violating their human rights.
American Islamophobia against Muslims drives these poor, misguided terrorists to strike back in the only way that they know how.
Guess the only way to stop the terror plots is to let radicals build giant mosques in all of our cities — with Federal aid. That way they won’t hate us so much.
Now it means a jihadist resident in the geographic region historically designated as Europe.
Yep-whenever I hear “European” linked with “Terrorism”, I see a Pakistani, Somali, Saudi, etc., in my minds eye.