Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
Unfortunately for many years, United Kingdom has become the epicenter of anti-Semitic, radical Islamic and jihadist activities. Most surprisingly, British policymakers and its security agencies such as MI5 and MI6 are now showing any sign of combating such evil forces, while London already is known as the capital of dirty money, which are being laundered into Britain by corrupts, criminals and even jihadist funders.
Although last year, Robert Barrington, Executive Director of Transparency International UK in an article said London has become the money laundering capital, no one yet are putting emphasis on even much crucial issues such as, Britain is being already used by some notorious individuals in promoting jihad. The case of Md. Shahid Uddin Khan and his family clearly prove – militancy outfits like Islamic State are using British soil for spreading jihadist activities in the West as well as in the Asian continent.
Due to failure or intentional ignorance of the issue of huge inflow of black money and dirty money into Britain, London truly is now becoming the epicenter of black money. While we know about Jeremy Corbyn’s or many of his party comrade’s direct affiliation with anti-Semitic forces, very surprisingly, dodging the law enforcing and security agencies of the country, the United Kingdom is currently a safe haven for corrupt individuals looking launder the proceeds of their illicit wealth, enjoy a luxury lifestyle and cleanse their reputations. Surprisingly the UK economy sees trillions of pounds flow through it every single year. Inevitably most of this money is corrupt wealth – stolen public funds and bribes – which are given a seal of approval by passing through the UK.
According to media reports, the UK’s professional services industry plays a central role, unwitting and complicit, in this money laundering process. They help make corrupt wealth appear clean before it is invested into the UK or elsewhere.
Before corrupt wealth is laundered through the UK it is often moved through complex corporate structures based in secrecy jurisdictions. This includes the UK’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, such as the British Virgin Islands and Jersey.
There are no public records of companies based in secrecy jurisdictions, which helps conceal the origin of their funds and information about their owners.
Once illicit wealth has been cleansed, the UK offers a range of opportunities for corrupt individuals to enjoy it: high-end property, sports clubs, legitimate businesses, residency visas, expensive cars, yachts, jewellery and art can all be purchased with impunity. At the moment the UK is recovering just a fraction of the corrupt wealth moving through its economy.
With the help of defamation lawyers and public relations experts corrupt individuals can start their life afresh and hide their past crimes. With the help of the UK’s exclusive educational institutions, they can embed their children in society’s élite and mix in the right social groups, gaining valuable access and influence.
Facilitating global corruption comes at a cost, both to the country where it occurs and to the UK.
There already is a call by the Transparency International (TI) for detecting, freezing, and seizing corrupt funds that moved through the UK economy. Britain can apply its existing laws for these purposes.
South Asian nations are prime targets of ISIS:
The latest jihadist attacks in Colombo most definitely showed us the sign of Islamic State’s agenda of targeting South Asian nations, especially those where either Muslims are minorities in the population or where secularist governments are in power. In case of Sri Lanka, the first reason behind rise of jihadism is due to growing conflict between the Muslim and the Sinhalese community. Similar to the large-scale attack in Myanmar, the Islamic State training camp in Sri Lanka has been connected directly to narcoterrorism from Islamic gangs in Bangladesh, supported by jihadists in the Gulf Operation Council. These terror networks are using the money generated from Islamic gangs for purchasing sophisticated weapons, explosives, properties, training and even bribes.
In Rakhine State, Myanmar, the funds for Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) have been coming from the production of Yaba pills, methamphetamines, manufactured there and sold to Islamic gangs inside Bangladesh.
On the other hand, heroin is the main drug in Sri Lanka, exported from the Taliban narcostate in Afghanistan by Islamic gangs in Pakistan linked to the notorious narcoterrorist Dawood Ibrahim, a known resident of Karachi, whose D-Company syndicate also has deep ties throughout India. Bangladeshi nationals have been caught trafficking in Sri Lanka, with the historic heroin seizure in early 2019, where the main suspect was discovered to be operating inside Bangladesh, frequently travelling back and forth between the two countries. In effect, Bangladesh is a key country through which the international distribution of drugs is organized by Islamic gangs to fund terror activities for the Golden Horseshoe Caliphate, further corroborating the theory that Bangladesh will be the political, religious and geographic epicenter of this emerging Caliphate on the Western front, while jihadists in Malaysia and Indonesia are exerting more influence in southern Myanmar, Thailand and countries east of the Malay Peninsula.
Rise of radical Islam and jihadist forces:
Over two hundred innocent people had already died in the April 22 jihadist attacks in Sri Lanka, with few more hundreds critically injured. Still there are potential risks of more attacks in that country. According to News1 correspondent Lahiru Fernando, Sri Lankan Police HQ has issued a press release announcing that Police STF Officers of the Pettah police station have discovered 87 detonators at the Fort Bus Station. The officers discovered 12 detonators around 1 pm today (April 22) on the bus station floor.
Police found another 75 detonators when searching a garbage area in the same location. All detonators have been taken into Police custody and no arrests have been made. Pettah police are conducting further investigations.
Internationally acclaimed counter-terrorism expert and one of the most esteemed scholars on radical Islam, jihad and militancy, Robert Spencer said Sri Lankan government suspects that a local Islamist extremist group called National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) was behind the deadly suicide bomb attacks that killed nearly 300 people, government spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne said.
The National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ), that is, the National Tawhid Organization. Tawhid is Islam’s absolute monotheism that sees virtually every other religion as idolatrous.
As Al Qaeda has in recent months already gone very much low profile, the involvement of ISIS is very much a possibility. Moreover, we have some very specific information on a Bangladesh-born ISIS funder living in the United Kingdom who has been plotting such cruel conspiracy for some time. This man named Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, along with his wife Farjana Anjum and daughters are not only funding ISIS, but they even are conspiring of unseating democratically elected governments in South Asia, including Bangladesh and establishing Caliphate.
According to media reports, Islamic State (ISIS) funder Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farjana Anjum and daughters are already under the radar of international media for their direct involvement into jihadist activities. So far they already have formed a network, which spreads up to United States. According to information, Shahid Uddin Khan has his long-time cohort M. Sajjad Hussain and his wife who currently are residing in Texas, United States. Sajjad, being the lapdog of Shahid has been spreading radical Islam and jihadism in the US for a number of years, while Sajjad’s wife, a known high-end sex worker and former mistress of Shahid Uddin Khan are not only helping ISIS in spreading its messages in the US, he (Sajjad) also is collaborating with Shahid in ousting the democratically elected government in Bangladesh through coup. This racket already is targeting Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) and making foul bids in tarnishing the image of the organization.
Md. Shahid Uddin Khan (Army No: BA002428, Course: 8-BMA, Commission Date: 10-06-1983), who along with his wife Farjana Anjum and daughters had smuggled out millions of dollars from Bangladesh and invested in various business ventures in United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
In 2009, he invested two million pounds in the United Kingdom in exchange of obtaining immigrant status under Visa Tier 1, vide VAF No. 511702. Later the family had laundered an unknown amount of money and brought that into the United Kingdom.
Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Bangladesh Police, based on secret information, raided House No. 184, Road No. 2, Baridhara DOHS in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 17, 2019. This house is owned by Md. Shahid Uddin Khan and was allegedly used as a warehouse for arms, explosives and propaganda materials of Islamic State (ISIS). During the raid, large volume of weapons, detonator, counterfeit Bangladesh currency notes and jihadist materials of ISIS were recovered by the CTTC unit.
Following this recovery, three separate cases against ISIS-funder Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farjana Anjum, daughters and other accomplices were lodged. The cases are: Cantonment PS, Case no 10, Section-6(2)/7/11/12 of Anti Terrorism Act 2009 (amendment 2013); Cantonment PS, Case no 11, Section-25-A, Special Power Act 1974; and Cantonment PS, Case no 12, Section-19-A of Arms Act 1878.
According to my own research on the activities of Md. Shahid Uddin Khan and members of his family are not only laundered millions of pounds in the United Kingdom and continuing jihadist activities, they also are gradually expanding activities by recruiting various individuals in other countries. An Indian newspaper said, M. Sajjad Hussain, a man living in Houston, Texas in the US is one of the top accomplices of ISIS funder Khans family. Sajjad is a self-proclaimed agent of Pakistani espionage agency Inter Service Intelligence (ISI). He has been an active agent of Pakistani spy agency Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) and also was one of the key accomplices of Lt Col (sacked) Md. Shahid Uddin Khan in coordinating with local and international network of Islamic State.
ISIS man in UK sent money to jihadists in Sri Lanka:
Before four months, large sum of money went to Sri Lanka from United Arab Emirates. It was sent by Bangladeshi-born ISIS funder Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, who has been living in the United Kingdom for last few years along with his family. Sitting in Britain, Khans are continuing various forms of jihadist activities. Recently he has established an organization named ‘Astha’ which aims at unseating democratically elected governments in the world and replace those with Caliphate. By now, Md. Shahid Uddin Khan already has expanded his activities in Sweden and the United States through two of his recruits.
According to documents available with various intelligence agencies in Bangladesh, Md. Shahid Uddin Khan hails from a radical Muslim family while his wife Farjana Anjum too hails from a similar family background. This couple’s daughters though are living and being educated in Britain is notoriously radicalized and is working as lone wolves. They have been targeting various individuals and trying to convert them into Islam.
In January this year, Md. Shahid Uddin Khan used illegal channel in transferring an amount equivalent to ninety-two thousand dollars. This amount went from Dubai to Colombo. It may be mentioned here that, last year this newspaper published several reports exposing a secret conspiracy by a conglomerate of several jihadist outfits of staging terrorist attacks in a number of South Asian nations.
Shahid Uddin Khan and his family’s corruption exposed:
An investigative video report exposing the fraudulent activities of Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farjana Anjum and daughters are being released in the social media and video sharing sites. Below is the first part of these videos: