Islamic extremists in Britain may be receiving guidance from al-Qaeda leaders hiding in Pakistan
Britain's top envoy to Pakistan has expressed concern that extremists in the UK are receiving guidance from al-Qaeda leaders hiding in Pakistan.
High Commissioner Robert Brinkley said it was a matter of "huge concern", but praised Pakistan's efforts to help.
Britain is home to a large population of Pakistani immigrants, many of whom have retained links with Pakistan.
A number of young Britons of Pakistani origin have been found to be involved in deadly attacks and plots in Britain.
British intelligence services say many of the July 2005 London bombers and those recently convicted of planning to attack UK targets using fertiliser bombs had links to al-Qaeda leaders in Pakistan.
On Wednesday, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates told a congressional panel in Washington that al-Qaeda had established training camps in Pakistan's tribal areas and had links to "terror cells" in other parts of the world.
The British can thank their foolish immigration policies for this situation.