8 people arrested in West Mids under TACT

#2
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 .
 
#3
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?
 
#6
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
 
#7
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.
 
#8
Rick_Deckard said:
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
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.
 
#11
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.
 
#15
Back to the bad old days of checking under your car and keeping yourself anonymous then...

B-T
 

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from CNN:

'Beheading plot' behind terror raid
POSTED: 6:54 a.m. EST, January 31, 2007

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 in Iraq, and behead him on camera, according to a security source.

Police arrested eight people during a series of early-morning raids in Birmingham, central England, early Wednesday, according to statements released by police and the Home Office.

The Home Office said the eight were arrested in Birmingham by West Midlands police under the country's anti-terrorism laws.

The arrests did not involve a plot to cause mass casualties, but instead the kidnap of a British Muslim soldier, a senior security source told CNN.

Once kidnapped, the attackers allegedly planned to videotape the torture and execution of the soldier for later publication on the Internet.

Media reports said the plot would have involved an "Iraq-style" execution.

"We can confirm that a major counter terrorism operation took place earlier today," police said in a statement.

According to West Midlands Police, the eight were arrested on "suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000."

"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," West Midlands police said.

On January 23, British police arrested five men in terror raids across northern England. (Full story)

Two of the men -- Rizwan Ditta, 29, and Mohammad Bilal, 25, both from Halifax -- were charged Monday under the Terrorism Act 2000. The other three men are still being questioned by the Greater Manchester Police.

"This operation is a reminder of the real and serious nature of the terrorist threat we face," the Home Office said Wednesday.

Birmingham is about 100 miles northwest of London.

Security services believe a terrorist attack is highly likely in Britain. An attack on London's public transport in 2005 killed 52 people, and the country is on its second highest alert level.

Last year the head of MI5, Britain's domestic spy service, said that about 30 terrorism plots were being worked on and agents were monitoring around 1,600 suspects.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/01/31/uk.terror.arrests/index.html
 
#20
This is a reminder that there's so much going on that we don't know about. It's also a testament to all the hard work that's being done by the police/intelligence agencies just to keep us safe in our own country.
 

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