Lights out in the U.K. “Police may let Muslims see terrorism intelligence,” from The Guardian, with thanks to Fraser:
The police are considering a proposal to let selected British Muslims examine the intelligence used to mount anti-terrorism raids before they take place, the Guardian has learned.
The proposal will be considered as part of a review of the raid in Forest Gate, east London, a fortnight ago when 250 officers stormed a family house searching for a chemical weapon which was not found. One man was shot and police have apologised for the “hurt” caused by the raid which has further damaged strained relations with the local community. The review began this week and is expected to be completed before the end of the month.
While such a review after a controversial incident is standard, this one is unique because British Muslims are involved from the start.
A senior police source with knowledge of the issues involved said: “We are working on sharing more information with the community before, during and after events so they understand as much of the context as we can provide.”
Oh yes, they’re big on understanding context.