If we want to crack down on countries that
support allow terrorism, should Britain be next?
Indian officials believe that some British businessmen are using bogus charities to fund terrorist attacks, including the Bombay train bombing.
Manmohan Singh, the Indian Prime Minister, raised the terror link with Tony Blair at the G8 summit in St Petersburg yesterday, reminding him that India handed over a detailed dossier three years ago identifying 14 men living in Britain and was assured the suspects would be investigated.
“Since then nothing has been done, and the money still coming from Britain helps to pay for the terrorist camps where we believe the bombers were trained and this atrocity was planned,” a senior Indian security official said last night.
The article doesn't give any reasons for the failure to act on the information that was provided other than, "It is difficult to track the money trail...". I don't know enough about UK laws to know why, when they have the names of people and the "charities", that it would be difficult but the cynical side of me wonders if the government thinks that it would be impossible to stop the money from going somewhere and having it fund terrorism outside of the country is preferable to funding it within.
I don't believe that's really the case. I think it's more likely to be something stupid like the fear of appearing to target minorities.Posted by marybeth at July 17, 2006 01:57 PM Terrorism