Friday, 28 December 2007

You just never know..

Look down the page a couple of articles to here and the possibility of a plausible explanation to my curiosity becomes quite apparent. As today's headline at BNP news outlines. Although the case in question is in Scotland, to presume it is limited to Scotland specifically is a wildly naive and blinkered assumption. When a dishevelled alien with no visible means of support and less than even a rudimentary command of the English language stands in front of you in your local bank withdrawing tens of thousands of pounds in cash it does make one slightly suspicious as to:
) Where did they get the money.
) What do they plan to do with it.

To enquire under today's climate would brand you a racist bigot and probably get you jail time whilst the shady shenanigans of our unwelcome visitors will continue to go largely unchecked and unchallenged.

"An Asian gang is bankrolling terrorist attacks in Kashmir, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds each year through counterfeiting and mortgage fraud, the Scotland on Sunday newspaper has claimed.

According to the paper, MI5 sources say around 50 Asians - most of them in Glasgow - are raising funds for Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Kashmiri separatist group responsible for hundreds of deaths and reportedly involved in the kidnap and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl.

Much of the cash raised in Scotland is sent first to Dubai, where it is laundered, and then passed to JeM terrorists operating in the Kashmir region, say security sources.

It is estimated that up to £50,000 a month is raised in Scotland. As well as money from mortgage fraud, around £15,000 of this total is raised by selling counterfeit DVDs, CDs and clothing at market stalls and in pubs and clubs across Scotland. {snip}

The security source added: “The people involved in the mortgage frauds are only too aware that the banks and lenders are none too keen on prosecuting anyone caught up in this charade, as it will mean them having to answer a lot of awkward questions in court.”

In a recent Law Society report, it issued a warning about the risks of mortgage fraud: “The recent slowdown in the UK property market has exposed a rise in mortgage fraud by organised criminals and the potential vulnerability of professionals to be exploited by organised crime syndicates

Full story..

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