Major arrests in Pakistan. From AP, :
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistani authorities have arrested 10 suspected al-Qaida members, including a nephew of detained terror mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has been in U.S. custody the past year, the interior minister said Sunday. Mohammed was a senior aide to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
The men were arrested over the weekend in separate raids in the southern port city of Karachi, Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat said.
Among them was Masrab Arochi, a nephew of former al-Qaida No. 3 Mohammed, who was captured in March 2003 in a city near the Pakistani capital. Arochi had a $1 million US bounty on his head, Hayat said, and is believed to have been behind several attacks in Pakistan.
“It is a major breakthrough,” Hayat said. “We have made a big dent in the al-Qaida network.”
This is good news. However, even if all the terrorists in the world were caught tomorrow, the problem of Islamic terrorism would not necessarily go away. Why not? Because terrorists continue to recruit and gain support in mosques throughout the world. Until this changes, arrests like these are less than a drop in the bucket.