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UK: 12 arrested over 'terror plot'

2010-12-20 11:01

London - British police say 12 men have been arrested in early morning raids on three cities over a suspected UK terrorism plot.

Assistant Commissioner John Yates, Britain's lead officer for counterterrorism, said on Monday that the suspects were detained in London, in the central English city of Stoke-on-Trent and also in Cardiff, Wales.

He said the suspects will be questioned on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism and said the arrests were necessary to ensure public safety. He did not disclose details of the alleged plot.

Yates said the arrests followed a large scale, pre-planned operation using officers from several different cities.

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  • akw01 - 2010-12-20 17:51

    Winston Churchill wrote of his experiences in the borderlands with Afghanistan in a book titled The Story of the Malakand Field Force in 1898-99: "Indeed it is evident that Christianity, however degraded and distorted by cruelty and intolerance, must always exert a modifying influence on men's passions, and protect them from the more violent forms of fanatical fever, as we are protected from smallpox by vaccination. But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. "Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome." http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Pxs-HXw1BooJ:www.is lam-watch.org/AdrianMorgan/Winston-Churchill-Islamism.htm churchill islam&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

      Mundu - 2010-12-20 20:15

      Winston was a smart man. The world needs a leader like him again.

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