More on those eight terror suspects arrested near London, who, according to British officials, just happened to be Muslim and could very well have been Buddhist or Amish. From The Scotsman, with thanks to Nicolei:
Police today seized more than half a tonne of ammonium nitrate fertiliser which could have been used to carry out a terror bombing on UK soil.
Eight suspected Islamic terrorists, all British citizens of Pakistani descent, were arrested as 700 officers carried out 24 raids across London and the Home Counties.
Anti-terrorist detectives believe an al Qaida-supporting cell could have been plotting a “spectacular” attack.
The fertiliser – a key bomb-making ingredient – would have been enough to cause a blast on the same scale as the 1996 IRA bombs at South Quay, station, Canary Wharf in London, and the Arndale Centre in Manchester.
Ammonium nitrate fertiliser, which requires a “booster” explosive to set it off, is believed to have been used by al Qaida in an attack on the US embassy in Nairobi in 1998 and in the first World Trade Centre bombing in New York in 1993.
It was the major ingredient in the biggest of the bombs used by Islamic terrorists in Bali which killed 202 people in 2002 and was also used in bombings against British targets in Istanbul last year and in the 1995 Oklahoma bombing. …
The neighbour added: “They were very religious. They never mixed with other people. They never spoke to us.”
Unless the Muslim community worldwide confronts the reasons why terrorism grows worldwide among Muslims who are “very religious,” terrorism will continue to grow and thrive in that community.