tisdag, augusti 26, 2008

Vad lär man sig på TERRORSKOLAN ?

Ni läste nyligen om rättegången mot
islamisterna i Glasvejs-ligan.
Pakistaniern Hammad Khürshid
avslöjades när han gick på terror-
skola hos talibanerna. Hundratals
europeer och invandrare i Europa
har gått på sådana skolor.
Men vad lär man sig egentligen
på en terrorskola enligt Al Qaeda-
modell ?
Brittiska MI5 har svaret:
"During the late 1990s, Al Qaida joined forces with other
extremist movements, notably Egyptian Islamic Jihad
(whose head Ayman al-Zarahiri became Usama bin
Laden's deputy) and the Taliban movement in Afghanistan.
The Taliban leadership gave shelter to bin Laden and
his supporters, actively supporting Al Qaida and forming
close links with its leadership.
Under Taliban protection, Al Qaida established a
number of training camps in Afghanistan. Fellow
extremists from around the world were encouraged
to visit the camps to undergo terrorist training
and religious indoctrination.
They were trained in skills such as:
    • Use of firearms and explosives
    • Map-reading and field operations
    • Military tactics
    • Espionage and information-gathering
    • Kidnapping and assassinations
    • Torture methods
    • Communications methods
    • Personal security

Not every recruit was given the same level of
training but, even so, thousands are estimated
to have passed through Al Qaida's camps.
Many of those trained by Al Qaida returned to
their home countries - including the UK - where
they joined existing terrorist networks or
established new, loosely-knit networks which
were often centred on a leading figure or "emir".
Most of the Al Qaida terrorist training camps in
Afghanistan were destroyed in the international
military action that followed the September 11,
2001 attacks in the United States.
However, terrorist training has continued elsewhere
in remote regions of Pakistan and Kashmir, though
this has sometimes consisted of little more than
groups of people meeting informally in places
where their activities would be difficult to detect.
Individuals who passed through Al Qaida's camps
have been involved in a variety of subsequent
terrorist attacks in Europe and elsewhere.
Although a significant number of Al Qaida's
"graduates" have been killed or arrested in the
worldwide campaign against terrorism, many
trained terrorists remain at large and continue
to pose a serious threat. They include a number
of UK citizens and foreign citizens resident in
the UK (see "Al Qaida and the UK").
In recent years, the Internet has become a key
means of indoctrinating and training would-be
terrorists. Extremist websites aim to recruit
and radicalise individuals through videos and
ideological statements. Such websites also
provide detailed advice and instructions on
how to plan and prepare for attacks, in effect
acting as a "virtual training camp".
A number of individuals in the UK and elsewhere
have been convicted for running or contributing
to extremist websites."