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Do you think actual terrorists would have such things painted on their vehicles?
originally posted by: stumason
a reply to: MysterX
The IRA spent 30 years drawing attention to their acts, going so far as to call in warnings telling the security services exactly where the bombs were and how long they had to get people out.
And these Islamic lot are very clued up on PR - they have an extensive online presence advertising their acts and calling for more.
originally posted by: haman10
Brother , lets be honest here , the main cause of that "security" freakout was the fact that the van had a "Iran is great" label on it .
originally posted by: crazyewok
I think it was more to do with it being a van parked out the science museum.
The science museum is a HUGE tourist attraction in one of the busy parts of London. In fact parking is pretty hard and controlled round there.
Parking strange vans in that area normally gets someone attention even as far back as the 90's. Car bomb are a common occurrence in London once.
The fact the UK is at high alert does not help matters.
now i know that brits are very tolerant people :
well lets just bring a quote from wikipedia :
Islam is the second largest religion with results from the United Kingdom Census 2011 giving the UK Muslim population in 2011 as ~2,706,066, ~4.5% of the total population. The vast majority of Muslims in the United Kingdom live in England: 2,660,116 (5.02% of the population).
I'm just pointing out to the amount of propaganda that is being thrown on a daily basis on Iran . when was the last time an Iranian blow sth up ? well , "never" would be the proper answer .
These kind of incidences really hurt . they really really hurt .
originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: crazyewok
I wonder how police in say New York would have responded to an illegally parked van with "Iran is great" painted on it?
Just a smashed window or worse do you imagine?