Islamic Human Rights Commission
7th May 2003
URGENT ALERT: Protest against British government relationship with Mossad
IHRC is deeply alarmed at the recent announcement that the Israeli secret service, Mossad, is to expand its operations against the Muslim community in London and wider Britain. Mossad claims that it will tail British citizens, tap phones and other communications (illegal under UK law) and attempt to recruit agents within the British Muslim community. This announcement serves as a reminder to the serious threats posed to the security of Muslim and non-Muslim communities, human rights and civil liberties.
It is urgent and vital that all volunteers make clear our protests and concerns over Mossad activity in Britain and the co-operation received from the UK government.
More disturbingly is the claim by Home Office Minister Mike O’Brien that the British government will actively assist Mossad in every way in its campaign to target Muslim, Arab and Palestinian communities.
IHRC condemns the governments willingness to aid what is in effect ‘state-sponsored terrorism’. Mossad recently announced its intention to kill enemies of the Israeli regime abroad and is keen to target London on the account of its large Muslim population.
IHRC points out that Israel is the only country to have legalised torture. IHRC further points out that the Israeli regime, through Mossad, has a long and bloody history of assainations, kidnappings and ‘black operations’ in Europe, including Britain. According to the U.S. Department of State, Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, himself an indicted war criminal, stated publicly that the Israeli government would publicly deny “targeted” killings .
IHRC feels that it is absolutely deplorable and morally reprehensible for the British government to work with and share intelligence with Mossad. The British government, by co-operating with Mossad, is in direct contravention of its moral, legal and constitutional duty to defend British citizens against foreign aggression.
IHRC fears the possibility of Mossad killings on the streets of London. IHRC raises further fears as to the serious prospect of human rights and civil liberty violations resulting from British-Israeli intelligence co-operation against the Muslim community.
IHRC requests campaigners to send letters, emails and faxes to the following:
Mr Jack Straw MP
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
Fax No: 020 7270 3539
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
Switchboard telephone number: 020 7219 3000
Mr Sergio de Mello
UN High Commissioner on Human Rights
8-14 Avenue de la Paris
1211 Geneva 10
IHRC recommends that you mention the following points:
· All British and European citizens have the right not to be monitored and targeted by any foreign government.
· Call upon the British and European governments to issue statements that they will not collaborate with any foreign intelligence agency who has declared that it will engage in espionage against British and EU citizens. Mossad has a record of Europe-wide activity and assassinations
· Raise the possibility of Mossad killings on the streets of London. Mossad has carried out past kidnappings from Britain and killings in Europe
· Demand the arrest and expulsion of Mossad agents violating the rights of British and European citizens.
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