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MI5 Paying British Muslims ‘Decent Money’ to Spy on Mosques

Sputnik – 21.09.2015

Britain’s intelligence agency is paying Muslims to spy on people living in their own community to try and avert terrorist attacks from homegrown Islamist extremists, the Guardian has revealed.

An anonymous source told the newspaper that MI5 is employing people across the UK in Muslim communities on temporary contracts to gather intelligence on specific targets attending the same mosque. The source also stated that they knew of one Muslim informant who had been paid £2,000 by the security services to spy on a specific mosque for six weeks.

“It’s been driven by the [intelligence] agencies, it’s a network of human resources across the country engaged to effectively spy on specific targets. It’s decent money.”

But MI5’s method of paying money to Muslims to spy on people in their own communities has come under criticism. Salman Farsi, spokesman for the UK’s largest mosque in East London suggested that the offer of money could corrupt the intelligence:

“If there’s money on the table, where’s the scrutiny or the oversight to ensure whether someone has not just come up with some fabricated information? Money can corrupt.”

Following the terror attack in London in 2007, the government spent millions on its ‘Prevent’ program to counter radicalization — but eight years later it has been accused of failing to prevent terrorism and radicalization, instead alienating Muslim communities in the UK further.

According to the Islamic Human Rights Commission: “The Prevent regime of attempting to stop young Muslims from being radicalized is not working and is simply alienating Muslims in Britain by serving as a cover for intelligence gathering on the community.”

But with around 650 young men, women and children who have fled the UK to join ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria and 3,000 radicalized terrorists being monitored by the MI5 — it appears that the British government’s approach to preventing terror isn’t working — and could be the reason behind this new push for for more powers.

The UK government and intelligence agency MI5, however, appear to agree on one thing — big Internet and social media companies should do more to help the authorities by reporting suspect users and sharing swathes of encrypted data with intelligence officers.

In what seems to be another round in the public relations exercise pushing for more support for the government’s Communications Data Bill or Snooper’s Charter, as it is also known, the head of the MI5 told British media that Internet and social media companies should inform the authorities if any users are a cause for concern.

“Some of the social media companies operate arrangements for their own purposes under their codes of practice which cause them to close accounts.”

Andrew Parker also wants the companies to pass on those account details to the intelligence agencies.

The Snooper’s Charter, would grant police and intelligence services more power to intercept and monitor almost every channel of terrorist communication online and offline. It could also force Internet companies to hand over users’ private data.

UK Home Secretary Theresa May is seeking support from Internet and telecoms companies for the controversial surveillance bill, whilst the head of MI5 publicly calls for more powers to monitor potential threats amid revelations his officers are paying Muslim informants ‘decent money’ to spy on their own mosques.

September 21, 2015 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance, Islamophobia | ,


  1. All countries spy on other countries for security.


    Comment by richard123456columbia | September 21, 2015 | Reply

  2. The 2 jets airliners were remote controlled. Not piloted from within them. It was a missile that hit the Pentagon. All controlled by the Pentagon! And so was the stand-down, that prevented any intercepts from any US military aircraft or ground to air missile, where was a possibility we must assume in the case of the Pentagon.

    Qui Bono ? And you have the motive, and the capacity for covert action and corporate media control.

    ‘…… Silverstein was on personal friendship terms with Zionist media-magnate Rupert Murdoch, former Israeli president Ariel Sharon, as well as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Silverstein was such good friends with Netanyahu that, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz he would speak with him on the phone every sunday……’

    We have seen many psyop assassinations and mass murders; JFK and MLK; and I think of Sandy Hook, and that it is now alleged that no children were killed, and that the “parents” were actors, it was a covert psychological warfare action against owning weapons, which is a Constitutionally protected Right.

    So who is the target of these criminal conspiracies of mass murder and repression? Are we to submit as mindless, spineless, cowards!? We are of course. The WTC was not the primary target of 9/11, it was our freedom of thought, speech, standing on principle against the arrogance that comes with “misplaced power” in the hands of the few, as with the wealth of the nation!

    Down with Plutocracy, up with Pure Democracy! And a distribution, in lieu of concentration, of wealth!

    Perhaps if ‘”nothing but truth, the whole-truth'” becomes common knowledge, a revolution in the hearts and minds of ‘We, the people’ will be liberated, heart, mind, and soul.

    This issue trumps the presidential election, which is a charade, or they would not take place. So for mind-control they are staged, for distraction value. For we government nothing by giving our power by proxy to the enemies of the constitution, and the total silence from congress on 9/11 aimed at the truth, means they are usurpers, not representatives! National referendums and initiatives is the solution! Voting for thugs, war criminals, moral cowards and fools; is destroying the world. How many Fukushima scenarios will happen? All of them in time, and thus the world is contaminated beyond clean-up and prevention. And more are being constructed, insanely!


    Comment by Bill Mitchell | September 21, 2015 | Reply

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