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Home-grown Terror Fueled by Iraq War, Report Says

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posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 01:54 AM
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Home-grown Terror Fueled by Iraq War, Report Says


Source Link: today.reuters.co.uk

LONDON (Reuters) - The country's involvement in the Iraq war is one of the reasons behind domestic terrorist activity, according to a report based on the views of over 1,000 people from London.

Released on Thursday by the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA), the report is the most extensive of its kind since the July 7 2005 suicide attacks in London.

The MPA held a series of hearings to collect the views of faith groups, Asian men, young people, women and local and business officials over the year to last December.

The report said the groups were angered by suggestions that foreign policy and terrorism were unconnected,

"There is palpable rage at what some consider a disingenuous stance adopted by politicians who deny this link," the report said.

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posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 03:07 AM
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The report, "Counter-Terrorism: The London Debate," said police stop and search powers should be scrapped if they cannot be justified.

"There is a widespread conviction that the use of the power is targeted at Asian men, and genuine public anger that this should be the case," the report said.

Under anti-terrorism legislation introduced in 2000, the police are able to stop and search people in an area they feel is at risk of terrorism even if they are not believed to acting illegally.

Of the 22,672 people stopped in the year to September 2006, just 27 were arrested.

Unfortunately it doesn't say how many of those actually were charged. My guess would be very few, if any of them.

Only goes to show, Britain, not so long ago considered one of the most open societies on earth, is now being turned into a police state.

If you visit the BBC link, don't forget to read the story about the Forest Gate operation of 2006, about two brothers and their old parents terrorized by a police operation, which turned out to be based on ...does it sound familiar? ...faulty intelligence.

Here's a link to their account:
news.bbc.co.uk...

Isn't it sad to what degree authorities nowadays will go to create fear in the very populations they are to serve?

They are setting up hoaxes, like the liquid bombers, just to create terror.

A good question would be, who are the real terrorists today?


[edit on 23-2-2007 by khunmoon]



posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 09:00 AM
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I could also put it blunt:

Do you think home-grown terrorists are created by

1)The Mid East conflict as it has been going on for 50 yers, i.e. Israel?

2)The fundamentalism as it is spurred by Israeli agression?

3)Or is it a reaction to the way the West responds?

Maybe you have another theory, then please come forward.


I find it interesting this survey conducted among 1000 Londoners comes to the conclussion, it is created by our response.



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