You would think that the Vast Majority of Peaceful, Loyal Muslimsâ„¢ in Britain would be applauding these arrests, and all efforts to eradicate the jihad terrorist presence from their community. I mean, that is the only reaction that would fit in with what we have been told, no?
“Muslim fury over arrests,” from Gulf Daily News, with thanks to Twostellas:
BIRMINGHAM, England: Wasim Raja, 25, and Imran Khan, 19, are leaning on the grills of a general store in Alum Rock, Birmingham, watching the police activity on Jackson Road opposite with interest.
“Every time they’re coming into Muslim areas, blasting open their doors … They wouldn’t like it if they dragged their mum and dad out of bed in the middle of the night. They’re scum,” says Khan, spitting on the pavement.
Raja is more conciliatory, although, like many here, he doubts the man arrested in a dawn raid yesterday on suspicion of involvement in a terror plot was guilty of anything.
“I’ve known him since I was little… He’s not that type of person. If they’ve got a proper lead, then OK. But you’ve got to be 100 per cent. Maybe it’s wrong information.”
Police arrested nine mostly Pakistani-origin suspects yesterday, to foil an alleged “Iraq-style” kidnap and beheading plot aimed at bringing a dreaded new form of terror to Britain.
In what officials called a “very, very major operation,” the alleged plotters were said to be planning to post video of the execution on the Internet, as has happened to Western hostages in Iraq.
The alleged victim had already been identified by the plotters as a Muslim soldier in his 20s, who was alerted by detectives recently and given protection.
“It was going to be a beheading and this was going to be posted on the Internet via a homemade video,” a security source said.
“I think it would be somebody significant inside the Muslim community.”