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March 30, 2004

London Foils Bomb Plot

As everyone by now surely knows, the British arrested eight Pakistani men in London.

They had a thousand pounds of ammonium nitrate explosives five miles from Heathrow airport. People in cities tend not to run around with 100% AN fertilizer, so it's pretty clear what was going on. The apparently intended to strike soft targets like pubs and clubs.

Note that these punks weren't out fighting for Pakistani independence or anything. They just want to kill as many Westerners as possible. Sea of glass anyone? Not surprisingly, as reported in the Washington Post, senior Muslim leaders can't see the connection to Islam.

A senior Muslim community leader warned that the arrests did not necessarily mean police had uncovered a genuine terrorist plot. Iqbal Secranie, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, noted that police had arrested more than 500 people on suspicion of terrorism between Sept. 11, 2001, and the end of December, yet so far only five had been convicted of a terrorist offense.

Only seeing heads on pikes will make him change his mind about how seriously we take the threat. Bring back Vlad the Impaler.

March 30, 2004 in Current Affairs | Permalink


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