Weapons, terrorist paraphernalia. In a mosque! Where is the Muslim outrage? Why aren’t the peaceful Muslims protesting this? Can somebody take some time out from torching a Danish embassy in the name of peaceful Islam in order to register disapproval of a mosque being used in this way? The world is watching. From the TimesOnline, with thanks to Twostellas:
Police risked offending delicate religious sensitivities by raiding the Finsbury Park mosque, but their actions were justified by the mini-arsenal of weapons, terrorist paraphernalia and forged passports they found inside….
The cache of equipment included chemical warfare protection suits, or NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) suits, as they are technically known. They were found together with three blank-firing pistols, a stun gun and CS spray. Officers also found a gas mask, handcuffs, hunting knives and a walkie talkie.
Detectives believe the equipment was being used in terror training camps located somewhere within the UK. It is not clear where these were, but speculation in the past has centred around remote parts of Wales, in particular the Brecon Beacons, and national parks such as those in the Highlands, Yorkshire Dales or Lake District.
“Our assessment was that this was material that had been used in training camps, probably here in the UK,” a senior police source said.
Some of the material was found close to Hamza’s office, although police sources admit they could not directly connect them to the preacher.
Police also found more than 100 stolen or forged passports and identity documents, laminating equipment, credit cards and chequebooks hidden under rugs and concealed in ceiling spaces. One officer recalled pulling down part of a ceiling to find passports raining down on him.