“Eight men were arrested this morning after police officers responding to an alleged assault searched a house in Leicester and found suspicious material.”
Who were they? The BBC doesn’t say. Why were they making explosives? The BBC doesn’t say. Do these arrests have anything to do with an international movement that has vowed the mass murder of British civilians and the destruction of the British state, and has a significant presence in Britain? The BBC doesn’t see fit to tell us.
So while this is likely a jihad-related arrest, we cannot be sure.
Imagine if the Polish press in September 1939 reported that some men with guns and tanks had entered the country and started attacking soldiers and civilians, and authorities were trying to determine their motive.
“Eight arrested on suspicion of making explosives in Leicester,” by Liam Barnes, BBC News, September 21, 2017:
Eight men were arrested this morning after police officers responding to an alleged assault searched a house in Leicester and found suspicious material.
Leicestershire Police said officers arrived at a property on Daneshill Road on Wednesday morning, and a 55-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries to his arm.
A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
After searching the house police found “items which caused some concern”, and firefighters were called in to examine the house to make sure it was not a danger to the public….