Meanwhile the learned analysts scratch their heads and wonder what on earth could be causing the alleged rise in “Islamophobia.” “Man charged with ‘planning to car bomb London’s Olympic Park during Games,'” by Martin Robinson in the Daily Mail, July 11 (thanks to David):
Anti-terrorism officers are grilling a man accused of planning to blow up the Olympic Park during the Games using a car filled with explosives.
Specialist police from London are in Blackpool, Lancashire, to speak to Javed Aktar who has been charged with making the deadly threat.
He is one of more than a dozen suspected terrorists arrested in the last week as security services try to ‘clear the decks’ before the Olympics start later this month.
Britain’s top expert on terrorism legislation, David Anderson QC, also said police and MI5 are ‘defending further up the field’ to avoid any 7/7 or 9/11-style attacks when London hosts the Games.
42-year-old Aktar is currently being held in custody and will appear before magistrates in Blackpool on Friday.
He has been charged with leading another person into believing that he had explosives, namely Semtex, in Blackpool with intent to cause an explosion.
He is alleged to have told someone that he had a bomb in his car and was preparing to drive to the Olympics in London and set it off.
Police were alerted when the witness managed to make a 999 call on his mobile phone.
Aktar is further charged with racially aggravated threatening behaviour towards a police sergeant….
Aktar is one of 14 suspected terrorists arrested last week….
Five men arrested last week in connection with the same plot, including British Muslim convert Richard Dart, can also be held until tomorrow after Westminster magistrates granted a series of warrants of further detention, police said….
Dart, 29, who changed his name to Salahuddin al-Britani after converting, was one of the six people arrested over the suspected terror plot last Thursday.
He is believed to have been one of three people detained in Ealing, west London, and was arrested in the street.
He appeared in a BBC Three documentary, My Brother The Islamist, made by his stepbrother Robb Leech last year, which described how Dart, originally from Weymouth, Dorset, had been converted by controversial cleric Anjem Choudary.
In the documentary he spoke of his support for jihad and sharia law….