A recent story in the UK Guardian reveals British-based Afghans hop over to their native land during parts of the years where they are members of of the Taliban, and when the weather or things get a bit messy, they simply return home in order to pick up a few pounds. And, when we refer to “pounds,” it is not in reference to their weight so much as their pocket books. A Taliban fighter in northern Afghanistan told a reporter he spends three months a year fighting in the jihad, and then heads back to earn money which enables him to kill British soldiers. “i work as a minicab driver. I make good money there(UK), you know. But these people are my friends and my family and it’s my duty to come to fight the jihad with them. There are many people like me in London.” In other words, these Afghans raise money in England so they can fight in Afghanistan.
Spy planes have come across Afghan fighters who have strong Yorkshire and Birmingham accents. The question is: after living in England for years, many Afghans still do not have a loyalty to their new nation, how come?