AP, true to standard journalistic form, never identifies what kind of terrorism these two women were suspected of plotting, but since one of them was arrested while trying to board a plane to Istanbul, it seems more likely that they are Islamic jihadis rather than, say, IRA operatives or associates of those dangerous counter-jihadists from the U.S., Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. Good thing British authorities banned us from entering the U.K., eh? If we had gone there, Muslims might have become so enraged by our “Islamophobia” that they would have engaged in jihad terror plotting. Now that we are banned, huzzah! The jihad terror threat in Britain is a thing of the past!
But wait a minute: this AP report says this: “Scotland Yard said the pair is suspected of being involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism, but the arrests weren’t in response to any immediate threat.” Not in response to any immediate threat? Oh, the Islamophobia! How dare Scotland Yard rush to judgment and condemn these pious Muslimas who were no doubt simply discussing the peaceful Islamic concept of jihad? Probably they were just talking about their jihad of picking up their kids from school! Theresa May, call your office! Scotland Yard needs to be sternly reprimanded, if not dismantled altogether, and these two Muslimas immediately released, with apologies, guaranteed incomes, and bright new flats in London’s toniest neighborhood.
“UK police arrest 2 women on suspicion of terrorism,” from the Associated Press, January 16 (thanks to Twostellas):
LONDON “” British police say they have arrested two women in London on suspicion of terrorism offenses.
Scotland Yard said officers arrested a 26-year-old woman at Heathrow Airport early Thursday as she was preparing to board a plane to Istanbul, Turkey. The force said a “large quantity” of cash was seized.
A second woman, 27, was arrested at an address in northwest London later on the same day. Both women are in police custody and police said they are searching two addresses in London in relation to the arrests.
Scotland Yard said the pair is suspected of being involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism, but the arrests weren’t in response to any immediate threat.