Saturday, Oct 3rd, 2009
The Government’s most senior counter-terrorism official has admitted that CIA agents are operating in the UK.
Charles Farr, the head of the Home Office’s office of security and counter-terrorism, told MPs that Britain had a “very close” relationship with the US intelligence community.
He also warned of the dangers of radicalisation among the 8,000 Muslim prisoners in British jails, saying they represented a “very significant group”.
“We know that once they get inside prison there is a danger that they will be radicalised … there is an additional risk that, for entirely legitimate reasons, people can get converted in prison to Islam. We are very aware of the risks,” he said.
This article was posted: Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 4:37 am