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Saturday, May 10, 2008

What's With Hassan Butt?

I well remember Hassan Butt's jihad-repudiating interview on Sixty Minutes. Maybe some here also recall that interview. You can watch the video here and read some text material about Hassan Butt's interview with Bob Simon.

Now comes this story at Jihad Watch:
Now this is very interesting, and its implications are manifold. Was Hassan Butt's entire conversion to anti-jihadism an exercise in Muhammad's dictum "war is deceit"? "Anti-terror police arrest Muslim author and former al-Qaida recruiter as he boards flight to Pakistan," from the Daily Mail, May 10 (thanks to Twostellas):
A muslim author who admits being a former al-Qaida recruiter was today being questioned by anti-terror police.

Hassan Butt, who penned a book on his terrorist past - was detained at Manchester Airport yesterday afternoon.

Mr Butt, 31, is understood to have arrived at Terminal 2 and bought a ticket to Lahore, Pakistan, 45 minutes before the Pakistan International Airlines flight was due to leave.


He is being questioned by Greater Manchester's regional counter terrorism unit. Since his arrest, police have searched his home in north Manchester and two other properties nearby and two cars were last night taken away for forensic examination.

Muslim author Hassan Butt, who renounced his radical past, was today being questioned by anti-terror police

A police spokesman said: "A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity and officers were involved in searching three addresses."

Mr Butt has renounced a past in which he admitted raising tens of thousands of pounds for terror networks. He has also spoken of his determination to work against extremism....
So, why was he on his way to Pakistan? And why was he arriving so late for an international flight?

Offhand, I'd say that nabbing him before he left the UK for Pakistan was a wise security move. Butt (What a name!) may have been recently spouting taqiyya just to avoid arrest.

This latest on Butt shows what the West is up against--with all these Moslems living amongst us. One can never tell what their real loyalties are. The phrase "smoke and mirrors" doesn't begin to describe the situation we're up against.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Pastorius said...

One has to wonder, did he attempt to pay for his international flight in cash?

Sunday, May 11, 2008 4:05:00 pm  

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