Taxi driver by day, Taliban by night

The secret world of part-time jihadis


 

For some Taliban commanders, the jihad is only a part-time gig. Dhani-Ghorri, for instance, battles NATO forces in northern Afghanistan for three months of the year, and then lives in east London for the rest, ferrying people around town in his taxi. “I work as a minicab driver,” says the mid-level Taliban commander. “I make good money there [in the UK], you know. But these people are my friends and my family and it’s my duty to come to fight the jihad with them.” He said there are many people like him in London, who collect money for the jihad all year, and then fight overseas when they can. The news confirms a long-held suspicion among intelligence officials that some U.K. Muslims spend part of the year in Afghanistan and Pakistan training with extremist groups.

The Guardian


 
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  1. Ok now that story is in the UK. How about an ivestigation in Canada! Then if we find those who are trying to kill Canadians and our Allies can be dealt with. The question is how softly would Canada treat them?

  2. No matter what actions are taken if the root cause of hate is not being addressed, there will always be constant supply of terrorists. UK has just exposed problems with their private faith based schools that got their educational materials from Saudi Arabia (Ministry of Education no less). And as many affirmed, that these materials are very commonly found, if not standard in Muslim countries as well. Hatred has been taught to children from a very young age up to finishing schools. For that kind of brainwashing, no wonder we are facing such a problem and there will be no end to it, if officials are not vigilant enough on what is going on faith based schools and religious houses of worship here and abroad. UN should be more vigilant in addressing these issues as a crime to humanity.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11799713
    http://vimeo.com/16779150
    http://www.averroespress.com/AverroesPress/Main/M

  3. No matter what actions are taken if the root cause of hate is not being addressed, there will always be constant supply of terrorists. UK has just exposed problems with their private faith based schools that got their educational materials from Saudi Arabia (Ministry of Education no less). And as many affirmed, that these materials are very commonly found, if not standard in Muslim countries as well. Hatred has been taught to children from a very young age up to finishing schools. For that kind of brainwashing, no wonder we are facing such a problem and there will be no end to it, if officials are not vigilant enough on what is going on faith based schools and religious houses of worship here and abroad. UN should be more vigilant in addressing these issues as a crime to humanity.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11799713
    http://vimeo.com/16779150
    http://www.averroespress.com/AverroesPress/Main/M

  4. Dhani-Ghorri is a place, not a person.

  5. Dhani-Ghorri is a place, not a person.

    • Dhani-Ghorri is a place, and is possibly a person too, Maybe the Village or Town was named after his Great Grampa as was he……….Just saying….

  6. Can we not eradicate Muslims from this country before it's too late. Close the borders and ship these people out

  7. Can we not eradicate Muslims from this country before it's too late. Close the borders and ship these people out

    • Don't be daft. There are about a million Muslims in Canada, many more millions in the US, a billion around the world.

  8. Taliban are in the national army and national police of Afghanistan, they have infiltrated everything.

    Behind the wire….talking to the guy who cuts your hair or shines your shoes, and you're talking to the Taliban who plants a bomb down the road for you to drive over.

    Same as Viet Nam

  9. Taliban are in the national army and national police of Afghanistan, they have infiltrated everything.

    Behind the wire….talking to the guy who cuts your hair or shines your shoes, and you're talking to the Taliban who plants a bomb down the road for you to drive over.

    Same as Viet Nam

  10. Don't be daft. There are about a million Muslims in Canada, many more millions in the US, a billion around the world.

  11. This is again a proove how weak and disfunctional is the immigration system in UK (and not only in UK).
    The wide open door let hords of islamisc slum to come here. They hate us but gladly take our welfare and healthcare.

  12. This is again a proove how weak and disfunctional is the immigration system in UK (and not only in UK).
    The wide open door let hords of islamisc slum to come here. They hate us but gladly take our welfare and healthcare.

  13. Dhani-Ghorri is a place, and is possibly a person too, Maybe the Village or Town was named after his Great Grampa as was he……….Just saying….

  14. I sure hope the UK will do something about this. They used to be a great country that stood up to its enemies, but lately it can't seem to bring itself to fight the wolf in the sheep's clothing. Someone who is fighting for the Taliban, is not really a UK citizen, and should be treated as such.

  15. I sure hope the UK will do something about this. They used to be a great country that stood up to its enemies, but lately it can't seem to bring itself to fight the wolf in the sheep's clothing. Someone who is fighting for the Taliban, is not really a UK citizen, and should be treated as such.

  16. This is the voters fault every election we vote for the same spineless left-wing government who ignore the problem than deal with it. If you do try to bring up these problems expect them to call you a racist. This isn't just happening in the UK but most of Europe and Canada too (all have had mass immigration of Muslims) ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Our politicians are way in over their heads when it comes to this.

  17. This is the voters fault every election we vote for the same spineless left-wing government who ignore the problem than deal with it. If you do try to bring up these problems expect them to call you a racist. This isn't just happening in the UK but most of Europe and Canada too (all have had mass immigration of Muslims) ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Our politicians are way in over their heads when it comes to this.

  18. Hi Canadians, imagine that your country is being attacked by, let's say a powerful country named Afghanistan. You are now working and living peacefully as a second-class double passport immigrant worker in Kabul. Having heard that your families and friends are fighting for their cause to liberate Canada from an evil puppet president installed by Afghanistan and its Allies. What would you do?

    There is a war going on in Dhani-Ghorri's land. He is not a terrorist. He's just helping his fellow countrymen to deliberate their country from the western democratic invaders. The UK-US-puppet-Karzai-Afghanistan forces are the terrorists from the view point of Dhani.

  19. Then he is a spy and if a citizen of the UK he could be charged. If he stays in 'Stan and fights thats one thing, if he comes here (UK or Canada) to live the good life (and his life is considerably better than in 'Stan) then goes back and fights us then he should be treated accordingly by standard interational law. If you move here to live you stand for your new country. There is no further debate about it.

  20. Then he is a spy and if a citizen of the UK he could be charged. If he stays in 'Stan and fights thats one thing, if he comes here (UK or Canada) to live the good life (and his life is considerably better than in 'Stan) then goes back and fights us then he should be treated accordingly by standard interational law. If you move here to live you stand for your new country. There is no further debate about it.

    • Agreed. He's just a spy. Nothing wrong with him. Does he break any UK laws? Nope.

      • If he goes '' Back '' to his homeland to take up Arms against his adopted country then he sealed his own fate. He should then be denied entry back into the adopted Country should he try to return, but with a stroke of luck and a keen eye, he could return in a casket ………..

        • Isn't it what all spies doing? Try to covert into enemy's land safely and work peacefully as a normal citizen? It's an old song, and why are you so fuss about it? About muslim, about terrorist, about immigration??? It's normal, people. It's normal for Dhani to defend his country. It's normal for any Canadians to defend your own country if you are at war. Does Dhani kill innocent people in London? or in UK? NO. He kills invaders, armies, soldiers, back in his own homeland. The British started the war in Afghanistan, not Dhani, nor his family, nor his friends, nor his fellow countrymen.

          • Then if you choose to fight for your adopted Country's enemy, then you choose to Die for your own homeland…simple , ''THE END ''

          • No Brad he is not peaceful he is the enemy therefor if I see him over there I will shoot him. Unfortunately we can't do anything to him here.

  21. Agreed. He's just a spy. Nothing wrong with him. Does he break any UK laws? Nope.

  22. If he goes '' Back '' to his homeland to take up Arms against his adopted country then he sealed his own fate. He should then be denied entry back into the adopted Country should he try to return, but with a stroke of luck and a keen eye, he could return in a casket ………..

  23. Isn't it what all spies doing? Try to covert into enemy's land safely and work peacefully as a normal citizen? It's an old song, and why are you so fuss about it? About muslim, about terrorist, about immigration??? It's normal, people. It's normal for Dhani to defend his country. It's normal for any Canadians to defend your own country if you are at war. Does Dhani kill innocent people in London? or in UK? NO. He kills invaders, armies, soldiers, back in his own homeland. The British started the war in Afghanistan, not Dhani, nor his family, nor his friends, nor his fellow countrymen.

  24. Then if you choose to fight for your adopted Country's enemy, then you choose to Die for your own homeland…simple , ''THE END ''

  25. No Brad he is not peaceful he is the enemy therefor if I see him over there I will shoot him. Unfortunately we can't do anything to him here.

  26. If they don't like Western democracy, what are they doing here? stay home and fight for what you think is right, but don't come here, take our money out of our country, only to go back home and kill any one who doesn't think the way you do. We keep hearing we are infidels, sorry but my children are not bad, they were not born bad, they havn't grown up bad, I'm not a bad person, I work hard, I pray, I keep to myself. Why come here only to use us? when you hate everything we stand for. I never thought we or any one should have gone into Afganistan etc. they should have learnt from the Russians, I think it was a waste of money, I think people hid things from us and we also were not told the truth. That doesn't make us the enemy, it's like any war, you never find out the truth until 50 years later. Why not explain the truth, what's really going on, instead of letting inicent people die, even your own people. There are not 70 virgins waiting for you if you allow me to be blown up, along with yourself, all you did was kill me. Wow that really changed the world.

  27. If they don't like Western democracy, what are they doing here? stay home and fight for what you think is right, but don't come here, take our money out of our country, only to go back home and kill any one who doesn't think the way you do. We keep hearing we are infidels, sorry but my children are not bad, they were not born bad, they havn't grown up bad, I'm not a bad person, I work hard, I pray, I keep to myself. Why come here only to use us? when you hate everything we stand for. I never thought we or any one should have gone into Afganistan etc. they should have learnt from the Russians, I think it was a waste of money, I think people hid things from us and we also were not told the truth. That doesn't make us the enemy, it's like any war, you never find out the truth until 50 years later. Why not explain the truth, what's really going on, instead of letting inicent people die, even your own people. There are not 70 virgins waiting for you if you allow me to be blown up, along with yourself, all you did was kill me. Wow that really changed the world.

    • Ingrid, your logic is twisted. They don't dislike Western democracy, but the reality is that the West so-called democracy nations attacked and invaded their country. Their family life were destroyed, their brothers and sisters being bombarded and killed by the so-called democratic west Allies droids, bombs, missiles, you named it. If he comes here to live and earns money to support his fight back home, then he is smart and you are not. And the point is that he kills soldiers, but you (the Western democracy) kills innocent people in Afghanistan. Oh, and yes, they learned from the Russian how to fight the invaders. And you apparently have not learned anything from the Russian or Vietnam failures. And what are you talking about infidels and 70 virgins, Ingrid? It's about a war that your country started because of greed and lust of war, money and power. You (the ordinary lawful good citizens) are just being fooled and manipulated by your own government. What a pity.

      • No Brad you still don't get it. You do not understand that if he is over here living the good life just to go back and kill our guys then he should be arrested and tried. If it was 65+ years ago and it was a German or Japanese guy doing it he would have been shot no questions asked.

        • It's a 21st century. One open world. We don't live like 65 years ago. Accept it.

          • LOL…''One open world '' …Good one Brad, You had me going there, for a second…. and here I thought this was a serious debate…..

          • open world? Where do you live? Pluto?

          • He live's in the world according to Brad…all is good, all is Fluffy….

          • By the sounds of his posts he doesn't sound Canadian, perhaps middle east?

          • Not Canadian that's for sure.

  28. If a shopkeeper can pass himself off as a Taliban leader, then Taliban infiltrators can pass themselves off as sincere trainees at Canadian-sponsored training-camps?

    And take training in: methods, operations. Take names.

    There's no 'honour' in keeping a training-force there, just sheer stupidity.

  29. If a shopkeeper can pass himself off as a Taliban leader, then Taliban infiltrators can pass themselves off as sincere trainees at Canadian-sponsored training-camps?

    And take training in: methods, operations. Take names.

    There's no 'honour' in keeping a training-force there, just sheer stupidity.

  30. Ingrid, your logic is twisted. They don't dislike Western democracy, but the reality is that the West so-called democracy nations attacked and invaded their country. Their family life were destroyed, their brothers and sisters being bombarded and killed by the so-called democratic west Allies droids, bombs, missiles, you named it. If he comes here to live and earns money to support his fight back home, then he is smart and you are not. And the point is that he kills soldiers, but you (the Western democracy) kills innocent people in Afghanistan. Oh, and yes, they learned from the Russian how to fight the invaders. And you apparently have not learned anything from the Russian or Vietnam failures. And what are you talking about infidels and 70 virgins, Ingrid? It's about a war that your country started because of greed and lust of war, money and power. You (the ordinary lawful good citizens) are just being fooled and manipulated by your own government. What a pity.

  31. No Brad you still don't get it. You do not understand that if he is over here living the good life just to go back and kill our guys then he should be arrested and tried. If it was 65+ years ago and it was a German or Japanese guy doing it he would have been shot no questions asked.

  32. It's a 21st century. One open world. We don't live like 65 years ago. Accept it.

  33. LOL…''One open world '' …Good one Brad, You had me going there, for a second…. and here I thought this was a serious debate…..

  34. open world? Where do you live? Pluto?

  35. He live's in the world according to Brad…all is good, all is Fluffy….

  36. By the sounds of his posts he doesn't sound Canadian, perhaps middle east?

  37. Not Canadian that's for sure.