The only hint in this standard politically correct report that these arrests involved Misunderstanders of Islam is the note that they’re suspected of “travelling to Pakistan to undertake terrorist training and of raising funds for terrorist purposes.” The Telegraph gives no hint, of course, of why they might have been interested in terrorism in Pakistan in the first place, or what they believe, or what they were trying to accomplish.
“Four held in Birmingham terror raids,” from the Telegraph, November 15 (thanks to John):
Four men in Birmingham were arrested in raids today as part of a major ongoing anti-terror investigation.
Officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit detained the men at their homes in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham on suspicion of travelling to Pakistan to undertake terrorist training and of raising funds for terrorist purposes.
A police spokesman said the suspects, aged between 19 and 24, had been arrested as part of Operation Pitsford, a large-scale inquiry which has already seen eight other people charged with a variety of offences….