Undercover Asians

by Sunny
26th November, 2007 at 3:36 pm    

BBC.co.uk has an interesting article on British Asians (a Hindu woman and a Muslim man) who work for the MI5 and have spoken out briefly on why they joined and their experiences. Quite interesting. I have no objections to people joining the intelligence services of course (as with any other part of government). It’s exciting work but someone’s gotta do it hey?

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  1. Kesara — on 26th November, 2007 at 3:43 pm  

    I nearly took that route 7 years ago…but then had the fortune to find out how it was probably going to go.

    Ooer the conflict of passions…

  2. Ravi Naik — on 26th November, 2007 at 5:10 pm  

    Of course the MI5 is the organization that keeps extremist groups from bombing and killing our streets. And we know that these attacks a) increase the distrust and hatred to muslims, b) contribute to eroding our civil liberties.

    So, I am not sure why is it an issue for browns in general, and muslims in particular, to join these forces against those whose actions affect them the most.

  3. Refresh — on 26th November, 2007 at 5:54 pm  

    Didn’t one or two end up in Guantanamo Bay for assisting MI5 or 6?

    And across the atlantic hasn’t one been outed as an infiltrator?

    I have to say it would not and could not be an easy decision.

  4. sonia — on 26th November, 2007 at 6:40 pm  

    dont think it would be an easy decision for anyone full stop to work for the security services, your life as you tell it to others has to involve so many lies.

  5. chrisc — on 27th November, 2007 at 8:23 am  

    Though the work is apparently not as exciting as you might think.

    Weren’t MI5/6 in the press the other day complaining about candidates wanting to know when they would get their “00″ licence to kill?!

  6. sonia — on 27th November, 2007 at 12:10 pm  

    yup chrisc i can believe that! heh.

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