Thursday, February 01, 2007

It was Al Qaeda!

Well, you may well have heard about the latest news on the arrest of some people accused of offences under the various anti terrorism acts. The BBC has this here.

Well the Daily Mail thinks that Al Qaeda was behind it, with this report.

Reports indicate that the plan was to kidnap, torture and behead a British Muslim soldier, all for the benefit of an Internet broadcast.

That would, if true, be horrifying. In fact universally horrifying.

The fact is that what the "Muslim extremists" want to do is to separate the Muslim community from the rest of society. However what Al Qaeda found was that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's tactics revolted the Muslim world, and indeed drove it back to us.

Therefore I somehow doubt Al Qaeda would want to help us unite Muslims against the extremists.

That said, this tactic has happened before with the Indian High Commissioner in Birmingham in 1984.

The plot looks real, I just doubt Al Qaeda was behind it.

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