The UK has as big a problem with illegal aliens as the United States but an even bigger problem with Islam. However, the authorities in the UK are as concerned about that problem as the U.S. is with illegal immigration. While it is stopping respectable people on the street and threatening them with arrest, radical Islam continues on its terrorist path. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2604062/Gordon-Brown-terror-threat-Three-arrested.html and contrast with http://www.samizdata.net/blog/archives/2008/08/the_polite_mann.html In the U.S., ICE and the Border Patrol are refusing to go to the streets and start stopping and questioning illegal aliens and the consequence is dead Americans. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/20/BA4U12DRQF.DTL&tsp=1 Why isn't ICE and the Border Patrol stopping illegal aliens in public and arresting them? Maybe there would be fewer dead Americans. And maybe there would be fewer dead Brits if the police there concentrated on the perpetrators of terrorism, the Muslim fanatics from the third world. While MI5 has claimed that terrorism in the UK comes from anywhere, that is patently not true. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/aug/20/uksecurity.terrorism1Terrorism in the UK originates primarily in the Pakistani community, with lesser numbers in other immigrant groups from Muslim countries. None of the 7/7 bombers were white and all were third world Muslims or their descendants and almost all of the 7/7 terrorists were Pakistani or Pakistani descent. http://prairiepundit.blogspot.com/2008/08/mi5-overlooks-obvious-in-its-profile-of.html And see here, http://www.wnbc.com/news/17266645/detail.html, illegal aliens testing drones in NYC and was caught by accident, not any concerted effort by ICE to find and arrest illegal aliens, as a matter of fact, the Egyptian using a Sudanese passport has apparently been allowed to remain in the U.S. Interestingly the press refused to name him, allegedly because he was not arrested or charged, but really because he is Muslim. Anyother person making news would have been named.
More evidence from the UK with undercover taping of extremist preaching in mosques there by radical Islamists proving that the path to jihad and terrorism is from Islam itself and the UK's failure to confront radical Islam, but assault the liberties of those who tape and publisized the extremism. http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022329.php#more The national security state is not being directed against the threat, but against those who expose the threat.