Serious question: how were these 24 distinguishable before the attacks from other Muslims in Britain? What did self-professed moderate Muslims in Britain do to stop the actions of these 24, and bar them from British mosques, before these explosions? “Expert says London bombings well-planned,” from UPI, :
A British defense expert says Thursday’s bombings in London were executed by at least 24 people and designed to mirror bombings last year in Madrid.
While the city was still reeling from five subway blasts and three aboard buses, Michael Clarke, director of the Center for Defense Studies at King’s College London, told The Guardian the attacks had obviously been well-planned.
The fact that London was hit when the resources of the security forces were focused on the Group of Eight summit in Scotland indicated some clever thinking by terrorists, he said.
He also noted the similarities to the attacks on Madrid commuter trains last March 11.