New focus on Irish terror link

Garda detectives studying Middle East history, speaking Arabic and quoting from the Koran.

9th July, 2005

Garda detectives studying Middle East history, speaking Arabic and quoting from the Koran.

This isn't a surreal image of a garda force consumed by political correctness, but the reality of undercover policing in Ireland post-September 11.

The garda Middle East Section in Dublin is trying, like other police forces across Europe, to come to terms with the still largely-unquantifiable threat posed by Islamic extremists. It is a world where language, culture and fanaticism have combined to...

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