Add this to the spiraling costs of refusing to deal with the spread of the jihad ideology in Britain and the U.S. I’m glad they caught this plot and hope they catch them all; but nothing is being done to stop the ideology that inspires such plots from spreading in Western mosques and Islamic schools. From AP:
Officials raised security to its highest level in Britain and banned carry-on luggage on all flights. Huge crowds formed at security barriers at London’s Heathrow airport as officials searching for explosives barred nearly every form of liquid outside of baby formula.
The extreme measures at a major international aviation hub sent ripples throughout the world. Heathrow was closed to most flights from Europe, and British Airways canceled all its flights between the airport and points in Britain, Europe and Libya. Numerous flights from U.S. cities to Britain were canceled.
Washington raised its threat alert to its highest level for commercial flights from Britain to the United States amid fears the plot had not been completely crushed. The alert for all flights coming or going from the United States was also raised slightly.
Two U.S. counterterrorism officials said the terrorists had targeted United Airlines, American Airlines and Continental Airlines. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.