Pakistan to be core of Britains new counter-terrorism strategy

March 22nd, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown

London, Mar 22 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to launch a new counter-terrorism strategy targeting Pakistan.

The new strategy is designed to be the most comprehensive approach to tackling the threat issued by any Government in the world. It will reflect security services” judgment that the most serious terror threat to the UK continues to come from international groups linked to or influenced by Osama bin Laden’’s al Qaeda network.

Al-Qaeda core in northern Pakistan is trying to organise attacks in Britain,” Brown warns writing in The Observer.

Al-Qaida is still active in Afghanistan, but the threat has crossed the border, he adds: Over two thirds of the plots threatening the UK are linked to Pakistan.

Together with the US administration we are developing a new strategy for how we tackle the terrorist threat across the region, the underlying causes, the extremist madrasas and the lawless spaces in which terrorists can recruit or train.

Writing after British radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary suggested homosexuals be stoned, Brown also urged civic society to stand up to people who advocate violence and preach hate, and promised a new approach to threats of chemical, biological and nuclear attack. (ANI)

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