compiled by Cem Ertür
11 March, 2009
Update 4: 15 March 2009
Update 3: 14 March 2009
Update 2: 13 March 2009
Update 1: 12 March 2009
Britain is now harbouring a menacing enemy within
leading article, Daily Express, 11 March 2009
For British troops returning home after risking their lives in the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan to face abuse from Islamic demonstrators in Luton is a sickening development.
The men of the Royal Anglian Regiment kept their cool in the face of demonstrators who branded them “cowards, killers and extremists”. […]
British Army commanders have spoken of finding themselves fighting British Muslims in Afghanistan – a “mini civil war”, one called it. On current trends, that civil war will soon be waged on the home front, too. […]
Most British Muslims mean their non-Muslim neighbours no harm. But it is becoming increasingly clear that a substantial number are determined to wage a jihad against this nation.
Inside Afghanistan a British civil war is gathering pace
by Leo McKinstry, Daily Express, 27 February 2009
British troops in the blood-stained wastelands of Afghanistan are […] confronted by a new enemy: home-grown jihadists who were reared in Britain and have travelled to Afghanistan
‘We are fighting British jihadists in Afghanistan’ (*)
Top Army officers reveal surge in attacks by radicalised Britons
by Kim Sengupta, Independent, 25 February 2009
(*) front page headline of the print version
Miliband: The security situation in Pakistan is fuelling terrorist plots in Britain
Foreign Secretary David Miliband commented on the situation in Pakistan during an interview on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 6 March.
Why do we indulge the enemy within?
Daily Mail, leader, 13 March 2009
Britain is fighting a war – and we are too soft on our enemies
Too little action is being taken by the authorities against hostile Muslims, says Con Coughlin.
by Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph, 13 March 2009
Tolerance and the intolerant
The Islamist protesters against British soldiers espouse a perverse ideology and abuse the liberties of a free society; the liberal State is entitled to defend itself
Times, leading article, 12 March 2009
Luton: the enemy within?
by Jerome Taylor and Mark Hughes, Independent, 12 March 2009
Parliamentarian Davies: Change the law to make it an offence to abuse British soldiers on parade
excerpts from: Ban rant at forces
The Sun, 14 March 2009
A Tory MP is demanding new laws to stop hate-filled demos aimed at British soldiers.
David Davies wants to amend religious hatred laws to make it an offence to abuse squaddies on parade. […]
Mr Davies said: “Anyone can hurl insults at soldiers without recourse.”