The Iraq war has made the threat from terrorism greater, according to a leaked US intelligence report. According to The New York Times, an official report says that Islamic terrorism has grown worldwide since the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. The National Intelligence Estimate, completed in April, also gives the Iraq war as a reason for the spread of jihadi ideology, according to the newspaper report. It is the first formal appraisal of global terrorism by US intelligence agencies since the war began in March 2003 and represents a consensus view of the 16 US spy services. Some of the estimate's conclusions confirm predictions in a January 2003 National Intelligence Council report that said a war in Iraq might increase support for political Islam worldwide, according to the newspaper. The National Intelligence Council, the main strategic think tank for the US intelligence community, is in the early stages of preparing a new national estimate on Iraq in response to requests from leading politicians. Shamrock's comment: We have been saying this for a long time now. Understand we do not condone terrorism of any sort, including state sponsored terrorism. However we believe the US, UK and other are going about it the wrong way.