The Algerian Connection


Six Algerian suspects were taken from Bosnia to Camp X-Ray in Cuba

Algerians, as a nationality, do not figure prominently on the British ethnic landscape. As a former colony of France, Algeria's historical links lie on the other side of the Channel. Its citizens form only a small percentage of Britain's 2 million Muslims. But for some reason, Algerian Islamic extremists turn up again and again as British security services widen their investigations into the al-Qaeda terror organization.

So far, more than a dozen Algerians have been arrested in Britain — though many have been cleared and released — in connection with terrorist activities. They are part of an extensive...

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