8 people arrested in West Mids under TACT

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  1. I wonder who these people are who have been arrested ??? They can't be Muslims as we are always being told what peace loving people they are .
     
  2. They are suspected terrorists OldTimer. TACT once again doing a dynamite job. There is more to follow on this.

    Let's leave the religous crap out of this for the moment hey?
     
  3. Fine words Pongo

    Lets do the analysis after the dust has settled.
     
  4. It seems as if these sort of operations are taking place on a weekly basis in this country. We never hear about siimilar anti terror raids in other countries, especially our partners in the "War on Terror".
    Anyone got any info on this? Does this mean our Police are more dilligent, or is it that we have more home-grown terrorist suspects in the UK?
    Rick
     
  5. This is from West Midlands Police



    ARRESTS UNDER TERRORISM ACT IN BIRMINGHAM
    31 January 2007

    At approx 4am today (Wednesday), eight people were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000 following raids at a number of addresses in Birmingham.

    The arrests were part of a counter-terrorism operation co-ordinated and lead by the Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, supported by officers from the West Midlands Police and Metropolitan Police.

    A number of addresses in Birmingham have been secured and sealed off and are currently being searched by officers from West Midlands Police and Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit.

    Whilst this operation poses no specific threat to the West Midlands, as a precautionary measure we will have an enhanced police presence at these locations.

    We would ask for the continued support and co-operation of the public. Our message to people living in the West Midlands is to remain vigilant. Public safety is our absolute priority.
     
  6. Try looking elsewhere:

    Somalia?
    India?
    Pakistan?
    Spain?
    Algeria?
    Germany?
    Turkey?
    Egypt?
    Saudi?

    Shall I go on? I wouldnt label these strongly anti-west.

    Just because the activity isnt reported EVERY day on GM:TV doesnt mean it isnt going on around us. This isnt mainstream crime.
     
  7. more info here. Story + links to video reports.
    Press conference to be held today pm.
     
  8. BIRMINGHAM, England (CNN) -- A major anti-terrorism raid in the UK was intended to foil a plot to kidnap a Muslim soldier serving in the British Army and behead him on video, according to a security source.
     
  9. And how true your statement was !
     
  10. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    Breaking News! looks like the target was a Soldier!
     
  11. Persec awareness is about to ramp up methinks. When one door closes...
     
  12. Back to the bad old days of checking under your car and keeping yourself anonymous then...

    B-T