Britain’s domestic intelligence service, M15 collaborates with “Muslim” informants who sometimes monitor sermons in mosques and tell the police about suspicious worshipers.
Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller who was the former head of MI5 told the BBC there were numerous “Muslim” agents who feedback crucial information about members of their community to the police. According to the former head of MI5 without their help the security services would not be as effective at finding potential “terrorists”.
During her radio interview she spoke alongside an anonymous informant whose voice was read by an actor to protect his identity.
Describing the undercover agent she said: “This is a brave man and we all have to be grateful to him.”
The informant said he was recruited by the police seven years ago and worked with M15 to combat “Islamic extremism”.
He said claimed he did not receive a salary from the police but was reimbursed for his expenses.
He added that he intended to educate people about how forthcoming Muslims are to protect British society.
Manningham-Buller became the director-general of M15 in 2002 and resigned in 2007.
During the radio appearance, the “Muslim informant” said a large number of Muslim organisations worked with the British police.
A statement on the M15 website said the organisation does not investigate any group or individual on the grounds of their ethnicity or religious beliefs. There are 2.8 million Muslims in England.
It said: “The security service is committed to protecting the security of all UK citizens, of every faith and ethnic group”.
One of the main “anti-terrorism” groups working in Britain is the government-funded Quilliam Foundation (QF) headed Maajid Nawaz and Usama Hasan, both of whom are very unpopular among mainstream Muslims. QF openly declares that they work with the security services to prevent violent extremism.
Following the conviction of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale for the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south London, it came to public knowledge that the M15 had attempted to recruit Adebolajo, but the man had turned down a cash offer to inform on Muslims within his community.