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Somali communities targeted by UK 'counter-terror' measures: the need for solidarity

In the mass media Somalia has become a synonym for war, disorder, terrorism and piracy. The country has been a focus for covert US-led 'counter-terror' operations. Even less well known is that many Somalis in the UK have been persecuted under 'anti-terror' powers. Moreover, MI5 has intimidated numerous individuals to act as informers on their community.

Such persecution serves the UK's foreign policy aims, especially to establish a client state in Somalia, as this briefing explains: