At least 35 terrorists incarcerated at GuantÃ¡namo Bay were sent to fight against the West after being indoctrinated by extremist preachers in Britain, secret files obtained by The Daily Telegraph disclose.
Abu Qatada and Abu Hamza, two preachers who lived off state benefits after claiming asylum, are identified by the American authorities as the key recruiters responsible for sending dozens of extremists from throughout the world to Pakistan and Afghanistan via London mosques.
The leaked documents, written by senior US military commanders at GuantÃ¡namo Bay, illustrate how, for two decades, Britain effectively became a crucible of terrorism, with dozens of extremists, home-grown and from abroad, radicalised here.
The files will raise questions over why the Government and security services failed to take action sooner to tackle the capitalâ€™s reputation as a staging post for terrorism, which became so established that the city was termed â€œLondonistanâ€.
The documents show that at least 35 detainees at GuantÃ¡namo had passed through Britain before being sent to fight against Allied forces in Afghanistan. This is thought to be more than from any other Western nation.
This is what happens when the West naively allows the growth of Islam under banners of “tolerance” and “multi-culturalism”. Britain granted asylum and these imams lived off state benefits while sending terrorists to fight Allied forces in Afghanistan. What is it going to take for people in the West to stop falling for the lies of Islamists?