Christina Lamb and Michael Smith
Sunday, Sept 14, 2008
AMERICAN raids on Taliban and Al-Qaeda targets in Pakistan could provoke terror attacks in London,Pakistan’s high commissioner to the UK warned yesterday.
Wajid Shamsul Hasan said the US bombings had killed hundreds of civilians but had failed to eliminate any Al-Qaeda leader.
“This will infuriate Muslims in this country and make the streets of London less safe,” he said. “There are 1m Pakistanis in the diaspora here and resentment is mounting. I’m being flooded by text messages from community leaders saying we must organise our anger.
“The Americans’ trigger-happy actions will radicalise young Muslims. They’re playing into the hands of the very militants we’re supposed to be fighting.”
This article was posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 4:09 am