Vijaya Laxmi Tripura
When the British authorities have rightly refused to accept ISIS bride Shamima Begum, it is showing surprising reluctance in deporting an ISIS funder family, which is living in United Kingdom since 2009. Sitting in Britain, this family not only is continuing funding jihadist outfits, but also is actively patronizing anti-Semitism as well as violating the Sanctions and Money-Laundering Act 2018 of the country.
This correspondent has discussed the matter with people concerned, who are dealing in legal issues as well as immigration laws of the United Kingdom have already identified several serious points, which should be immediately addressed by the policymakers and security agencies in Britain.
ISIS funder family violated the Sanctions and Money-Laundering Act 2018:
Under the Sanctions and Money-Laundering Act 2018, any Minister may make sanctions regulations where that Minister considers that it is appropriate to make the regulations. In Chapter-1 Clause 2 (A, B, C and H), it is clearly mentioned, the above mentioned law can be applied on anyone for further the prevention of terrorism, in the United Kingdom or elsewhere; be in the interest of national security; be in the interests of international peace and security; and contribute to multilateral efforts to prevent the spread and use of weapons and materials of mass destruction.
Facts about the ISIS funder family:
According to numerous media reports, Lt Col (sacked) 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.
Shahid Uddin Khan smuggled out millions of dollars from Bangladesh to various countries including United Kingdom. In 2009, he invested one million Pounds in the United Kingdom in exchange of obtaining immigrant status under visa Tier 1, vide VAF No. 511702. The investment was made in the name of Shahid’s wife Farzana Anjum. The family is continuing to bring-in huge sum of money every year through illegal channels and investing in various ventures in United Kingdom as well as funding jihadism and anti-Semitism in the country.
ISIS funder family’s identity busted:
Working on secret information, the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Bangladesh Police raided House No. 184, Road No. 2, Baridhara DOHS in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 17, 2019. This house owned by Col (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan was used as a warehouse of 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. Col (sacked) now resides in the United Kingdom along with his wife Farzana Anjum and three daughters. Later Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of Bangladesh Police on January 17, 2019 has lodged three separate cases against ISIS-funder Colonel (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan and his accomplices. Those 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.
There also are several criminal cases pending against Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farzana Anjum and their daughters in Bangladesh. Members of this family are in the ‘Most Wanted’ list of the Bangladeshi law enforcing agencies.
According to a credible source, Shahid Uddin Khan has hands behind a number of recent terrorist attacks in Britain. Moreover, he has been enthusiastically funding anti-Semitism in UK as well as conversion of non-Muslims into Islam.
Terror-patron Qatar behind the Khans:
While Qatar already is known as a terror-patron nation, its controversial TV channel Al Jazeera has already stood in support of ISIS-funder Shahid Uddin Khan. Recently this channel has published a propaganda material filled with lies and false information. A shrewd Shahid Uddin Khan has prepared few documents and made false claims of three of his cohorts being “abducted” by the law enforcing agencies. In reality, three of these men had gone into hiding at the instruction of Shahid Uddin Khan with the ulterior agenda of defaming Bangladeshi law enforcing agencies. Following publication of this propaganda material in Al Jazeera, Lt Col (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan along with some of his associated in Britain are making frantic bids in getting the same published in other news platforms in UK as well as in some other countries. Some individuals already are hired by this notorious man for running the propaganda.
Britain should act fast:
For past few years, United Kingdom has been witnessing the alarming rise of radical Islam, anti-Semitism and even jihad. A number of Britons had earlier joined Al Qaeda and Islamic State (ISIS), meaning seeds of radical Islam and jihad have been silently spreading in the country. Considering these aspects, British authorities, policymakers, media and conscious individuals needs to immediate take up the case of Lt Col (sacked) Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farzana Anjum and their daughters into active consideration and deport this notorious family under the existing laws of the land.