Updated: May 15, 2009 added an archived post from 2006
Updated: April 22, 2009 added “Police State UK for Pakistani students”
Updated: added pics and commentary
compiled by Cem Ertür
11 April, 2009
Now that the UK Defense Minister has publicly announced Britain’s engagement in Obama’s “Af-Pak War” , it is hardly surprising that the latest wave of relentless false-flag terrorism propaganda by the British government and media specifically target Pakistani citizens living in the UK.
Just a day before the “Easter Plot”, the “civilian” Prime Minister of Pakistan went as far as saying “give us the drones and missiles that will allow us to take care of this problem on our own”; meaning the Pakistani Armed Forces’ extermination of its own people who resist the imperialist invasion of their country. 
1) The new enemy within is invisible (Daily Telegraph)
2) Students of terror (Daily Mail)
3) Terror plot: universities seen as safe havens (Daily Telegraph)
4) Scramble to find the Easter bomb factory (Times)
5) Al-Qaeda terror plot to bomb Easter shoppers (Daily Telegraph)
6) Terror plot to blow up top footie grounds (Daily Star)
7) Student visa link to terror raids as Gordon Brown points finger at Pakistan (Guardian)
8) UK and Pakistan to work together against terrorism
from the archives:
1) Zardari: ‘Give us the drones and we will take out the militants ourselves’
2) UK backs Pakistan offensive
3) UK Interior Minister: The threat of a chemical or nuclear attack is now more real
4) British tabloid press: Britain is now harbouring a menacing enemy within
excerpts from: The new enemy within is invisible
by Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph, 10 April 2009
Within Britain’s counter-terrorism community they are known as the “clean skins”: highly trained, professional killers whose blameless backgrounds provide not the slightest clue as to their true, evil intent.
The phenomenon was first identified during the bloody 30-year campaign the IRA waged against the British Isles. […]
Now it appears that the “clean skins” may be back, this time in Islamist form. That is the logical conclusion to be drawn from the latest operation in which anti-terror police detained […]
11 Pakistani-born nationals who had entered Britain on student visas (and one British national), which suggest that al-Qaeda might now be attempting to effect a radical transformation in its tactics.
excerpt from: Students of terror
leading article, Daily Mail, 10 April 2009
Every year, some 10,000 Pakistanis arrive here on student visas. Ministers have virtually no means of knowing how many are dangerous radicals, and how many genuine seekers after knowledge.
Terror plot: universities seen as safe havens
Wednesday’s arrests were a deeply disturbing reminder that Britain remains the prime target of Islamist terrorists in the West.
by Anthony Glees, Daily Telegraph, 10 April 2009
excerpt from: Scramble to find the Easter bomb factory
by Sean O’Neill, Andrew Norfolk, Russell Jenkins and Michael Evans, Times, 10 April 2009
A desperate search was under way last night for the terrorist bomb factory from which a suspected al-Qaeda cell planned to launch a devastating attack in Manchester.
Al-Qaeda terror plot to bomb Easter shoppers
An al-Qaeda cell was days away from carrying out an “Easter spectacular” of co-ordinated suicide bomb attacks on shopping centres in Manchester, police believe
by Duncan Gardham, Daily Telegraph, 10 April 2009
Terror plot to blow up top footie grounds
Fears were growing over a bomb threat to last night’s Euro cup clash as police foiled a “major” terrorist attack.
by Bill Martin, Daily Star, 9 April 2009
Student visa link to terror raids as Gordon Brown points finger at Pakistan
Gordon Brown: police foiled ‘very big terrorist plot’
excerpt from: UK and Pakistan to work together against terrorism
Number10 (website of the UK Prime Minister’s Office), 10 April 2009
“I think one important part of this that has got to be recognised is that increasingly we have seen terrorist links with Pakistan and Britain. […] I think one of the lessons we are learning from the events of the past few years is that Pakistan has got to do more to root out the terrorist elements in its country as well.”
[UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, 9 April 2009] 
from the archives:
UK backs Pakistan offensive
Defence secretary insists Britain has to back American plans to hunt down al-Qaida leaders across the Afghan border
by Mark Townsend, Observer, 29 March 2009
Britain has offered its full backing for a renewed military offensive inside Pakistan, as UK ministers confirmed the country was now “part of a single campaign” alongside Afghanistan. […]
Confirming that Britain was being drawn into a widening regional conflict, Hutton said the time had come to target Taliban and al-Qaida havens inside Pakistan. In his most explicit statement of intent against Afghanistan’s troubled neighbour, Hutton said that the military objectives in the region must now have “an equal focus on both countries”.
Dandelion Salad, 25 March 2009
British tabloid press: Britain is now harbouring a menacing enemy within
Indymedia UK, 13 March 2009
Newspaper covers compiled by Can Ertür
Guardian, 10 April 2009
Daily Telegraph, 10 April 2009
Times, 10 April 2009
Daily Mail, 10 April 2009
Daily Mirror, 10 April 2009
Daily Star, 9 April 2009
Sun, 12 April 2009
posted by Hildy Johnson
Police State UK for Pakistani students
It has been reported that the 12 terror suspects detained without charge on suspicion of terrorism have been released. Yet this is a strange use of the word since they have now been transferred into the custody of the UK Borders Agency to await deportation.
The reason for the threat of deportation is that this is what the Police (supported by Jackie Smith) and the UK Borders Agency want. The only check on this extraordinary executive power is the feeble Special Immigrations Appeal Tribunal.
Mohammed Ayub, a lawyer for three of the men, called for an independent inquiry into Operation Pathway and said their deportation orders would be challenged. “Our clients have no criminal history, they were here lawfully on student visas and all were pursuing their studies and working part-time,” he said. “They are neither extremists nor terrorists. Their arrest and detention has been a serious breach of their human rights. As a minimum they are entitled to an unreserved apology.”
With police claiming that the men pose a threat to national security despite no evidence of this being placed in the public domain, this is yet another example of the consequences of the expansion of police powers. How long will it be before we are ready to genuinely put UK police into the same category as that occupied by the Nazis.
from the archives:
Britain: The mysterious case of the disappearing ‘terror’ plots
by Norm Dixon, Green Left Weekly, 13 September 2006