An Anglican cleric says he was told of the Doctors’ Jihad Plot (which in itself indicates that, as amateurish as it may have been, it was the result of at least some long-term planning), but won’t say by whom. Why not?
“Cleric: ‘Al-Qa’eda leader told me of bomb plot,'” by Nicole Martin and Sophie Borland in The Telegraph (thanks to Sr. Soph):
A British cleric in Baghdad last night claimed that an al-Qa’eda leader warned him that “the people who cure you would kill you” months before the terrorist bomb plots in Glasgow and London.
Canon Andrew White, who runs the Iraqi capital’s only Anglican parish, claimed that he met an unnamed al-Qa’eda leader on the sidelines of a religious reconciliation meeting in Amman, Jordan.
“He told me that the plans were already made and they would soon be destroying the British,” Canon White said. “He said the people who cure you would kill you.”
Canon White claimed that he had passed on a general warning, but not the specific words, to an official at the Foreign Office in mid-April.
The Foreign Office said last night that “the official in question does not recall the conversation”.
Canon White said he did not learn the identity of the man until after the meeting, and would not disclose it now.
However, he added: “I met the Devil that day.”
Well, I’m sorry to hear that, Canon White. But I can’t understand how you could possibly jjustify not letting anyone know who exactly he is.