The BBC, true to standard journalistic practice, gives no hint as to what kind of “terrorism” this chap was involved in, but unmistakable indications come from the fact that he was traveling to Istanbul, and possibly Syria also. Not too many “right-wing Christian extremists” in those areas. But by what calculus the BBC decides that it is best for the public to have no idea of the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat remains unclear.
“Terror arrest at Stansted airport,” from the BBC, January 20 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A 21-year-old man has been arrested at Stansted Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences.
Scotland Yard said he was suspected of being involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism.
Counter Terrorism Command officers detained the man on his return to the UK from Istanbul, Turkey, via Stuttgart in Germany, the Met said.
He was stopped on Sunday evening and arrested four-and-a-half hours later.
Police said the man remained in custody at a London police station where he had been taken following the arrest.
“This arrest was not in response to any immediate threat or risk,” the Met said in a statement.
“Detectives have carried out searches of three addresses in connection with this investigation.
“Inquiries are ongoing and we are not able to give further detail at present.”
A spokesman was unable to confirm whether the arrested man was suspected of travelling to Syria.