“This weekend’s bomb attacks signal a major escalation in the war being waged on us by Islamic terrorists.”
By Ian Stewart for the Associated Press:
GLASGOW, Scotland – Police searched several houses near Glasgow International Airport on Sunday in connection with a fiery attack on its main terminal and a foiled car bomb plot in London, and police arrested a fifth suspect in the case.
Britain’s new prime minister, Gordon Brown, said the country was dealing with
terrorists associated with al-Qaida. And Lord Stevens, Brown’s new terrorism adviser, said the two attacks in Britain indicate that “al-Qaida has imported the tactics of Baghdad and Bali to the streets of the UK.”
In a column in Sunday’s News of the World newspaper, Lord Stevens, London’s
former police chief and Brown’s new terrorism adviser, said: “This weekend’s bomb attacks signal a major escalation in the war being waged on us by Islamic terrorists.”
He said, “This week’s terrorists used the same technology, the same bomb-making techniques, the same operating methods as their brothers-in-arms in both Baghdad and Bali,” Indonesia.