Tiny minority of extremists update. “Met Chief Issues Fresh Terror Warning,” from SkyNews, :
Britain’s most senior policeman has issued a new warning about the threat of al Qeada terrorists targeting the UK. Sir Ian Blair is calling for new laws to tackle terrorist conspiracies and has asked for the introduction of ID cards to be given further consideration. His comments come in an interview to be broadcast on the Breakfast with Frost programme.
And they follow the jailing of Kamel Bourgass for murdering a policeman and conspiring to cause a public nuisance after police unravelled an al Qaeda ricin poison plot.
Sir Ian told Sir David Frost: “There’s real clarity now that al Qaeda affiliates are targeting Britain – that’s the first thing.
“Secondly, I think we obviously have to mourn the death of Stephen Oake.
“Thirdly, the important point is to say this is one individual, not the whole Muslim community who are law-abiding and we have to work to support them.”
Speaking on the BBC show, he added: “99.9% of Muslims and 99.9% of Asians are law-abiding people and we’ve got to support them in that and understand the difference.
“What is it that drives a tiny number of young men and women into extreme violence?…”
99.9%? What was it, then, that made Al-Muhajiroun, a group that openly supported Al-Qaeda and spoke freely of wanting to see “the black flag of Islam,” that is, the flag of jihad, “flying over #10 Downing Street,” Britain’s largest Muslim group?