Following the posts, they are from internet addressed linked to the Department of Work and Pensions. However, the British gave an explanation for this scandal. According to government spokesmen, they have sold a large number of internet addressed to Saudi Arabia and therefore, they should be blamed for this situation.
“Westminster said it could not control the use of these addresses, which originally belonged to the Department of Work and Pensions, amid fears they may have allowed ISIS extremists to connect to the internet and spread their message of hate,” the Mirror reports today.
— Anonymous (@LatestAnonNews) December 15, 2015
“The government owns millions of unused IP addresses which we are selling to get a good return for hardworking taxpayers,” said a Cabinet Office spokesperson.
But if we look back in history this is not the first time British has supported terrorists and suspected terrorists.
British intelligence has played a key role in creating and fomenting terrorism. According to the authors’ of The Forbidden Truth, Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquié, documentations in 1996 British intelligence paid al-Qaeda around $160 000 to fund as assassination plot against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Following the situation, the British press was banned from discussing the case.
Shortly after, a member of the group, Anas al-Libv was given political asylum in Britain. He lived there until May 2000 despite being an important al-Qaeda figure who later was blamed for the alleged bombing of two US embassies in Africa.
In the late 1990s British intelligence recruited, groomed and protected a number of terrorist figures, including Abu Qatada. The radical imam told M15 agents he exercised “powerful, spiritual influence over the Algerian community in London,” said he would look after the interests of the British state, and “would not bite the hand that fed him.”
Later, Qatada was reported to be a key figure in terroristic attacks. “The authorities said that a number of people arrested in connection with terrorism had described Abu Qatada’s influence. Richard Reid, the would-be mid-Atlantic shoe bomber, and Zacarias Moussaoui, both jailed for involvement in terrorism, are said to have sought religious advice from him. The cleric’s sermons were found in a flat in the German city of Hamburg used by some of those involved in 9/11,” the BBC reported.
In March 2006, the Independent reported that a friend of Qatada’s, Bisher al-Rawi was a key operative for the British intelligence. He acted as a go-between for Qatada and M15.
The Independent also reported for another important figure on the ‘’Londonistan’’ scene, Abu Hamza al-Masri. The imam presiding over the infamous Finesbury Park mosque, was described as “a first port of call, a meeting place and a haven for terror suspects arriving and operating in the UK,” The Independent also included Richard Reid and Zacarias Moussaoui in the report. “Hamza, as the imam of the mosque and its central figure, wielded a powerful influence over those who passed through its doors,”
Hamza began working for British intelligence and police in 1997. Following his accusations of fellow Muslims, he was granted favors by M15, including the release of suspected terrorists.
According to authors Sean O’Neill Daniel McGory, Hamza told his aides he was ‘’beyonf the reach of British law’’. He also added that ‘’Abu Hamza and his followers were using [Britain] to raise funds to finance terrorism overseas did not seem to cause a blip on the MI5 agent’s radar.”
In 1999 Hamza was implicated in the kidnapping and murder of Western tourists in Yemen. When questioned by the police, he told them that he was following the Koran. Following this explanation he was released. The police returned to Hamza audio tapes “packed with the usual messages of intolerance and hatred, and culminating in exhortations to kill the enemies of Islam.”
His Finsbury Park mosque sermons were attended by alleged 9/11 hijackers Mohammed Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer. Haroon Rashid Aswat, a top aide to Abu Hamza, later was singled out as the mastermind of the London 7/7 bombings. Aswat is also suspected of working with British intelligence.
Another terrorist worth mentioning who worked for British intelligence was Omar Bakri Mohammed, who collaborated with Osama bin Laden. “The British government knows who we are. MI5 has interrogated us many times. I think now we have something called public immunity,” Bakri admitted in 2001. Like many jihadists, the Syrian born imam was connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, a documented British (and later CIA) intelligence asset.