Now that it looks as if it is going to be an early night, back to business. Will these jihadists call off this effort in view of the looming new messianic era? Or will the world discover that the jihad doesn’t abate because of Infidel manifestations of good will, but sees them as weakness and is only emboldened by them?
We shall see, won’t we. Although I know already that no amount of empirical data will sway some people. And such people are found all across the political spectrum.
Dozens of suspected terrorists have attempted to infiltrate Britain’s top laboratories in order to develop weapons of mass destruction, such as biological and nuclear devices, during the past year.
The security services, MI5 and MI6, have intercepted up to 100 potential terrorists posing as postgraduate students who they believe tried accessing laboratories to gain the materials and expertise needed to create chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons, the government has confirmed.
It follows warnings from MI5 to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that al-Qaeda’s terror network is actively seeking to recruit scientists and university students with access to laboratories containing deadly viruses and weapons technology.
Extensive background checks from the security services, using a new vetting scheme, have led to the rejection of overseas students who were believed to be intent on developing weapons of mass destruction. A Foreign Office spokesman said the students had been denied clearance to study in the UK under powers ‘to stop the spread of knowledge and skills that could be used in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery’.
He added: ‘There is empirical evidence of a problem with postgraduate students becoming weapons proliferators.’ The overseas students, a number of whom are thought to be from ‘countries of concern’ such as Iran and Pakistan, were intercepted under the Academic Technology Approval Scheme, introduced by universities and the security services last November….
What’s that? Postgraduate students? Don’t they know that it’s poverty that causes terrorism, and that therefore they should be anything but terrorists?
The findings raise questions over how many terrorist suspects may have already infiltrated the UK’s laboratory network. Rihab Taha, dubbed ‘Dr Germ’, who worked on Saddam Hussein’s biological weapons programme, studied for her PhD in plant toxins at East Anglia University’s School of Biological Sciences in Norwich….