posted on Nov, 30 2003 @ 06:21 PM
Are you an Al- Qaeda sympathiser ?
There have been a spate of raids and arrests across Europe this week ( end November 2003 ), where authorities have detained men they believe are
As I watched the BBC’s coverage of heavily armed police men raiding flats and homes in Gloucester, my first reaction was shock. I was shocked that
half the police force in the country was required to conduct one raid. It wasn’t as if Saddams WMD’s had found their way into Gloucester. But I guess
scare tactics are a very powerful election tool.
My shock was further enhanced when I listened to the Home Secretary, David Blunkett, say the men detained were ‘Al-Qaeda terrorists’. He has now found
himself in hot water with the Attorney General, for making these unfounded remarks. In any event, I delved deeper into this sudden burst of activity
to see who were these men being arrested. Some were Pakistani, some were Algerian, Turkish, Italian, the customary Saudis and a few UK nationals.
However, one thing was common amongst all of them. They were being labelled as ‘Al Qaeda sympathisers’. The same term used to describe the men in
Guantanemo and Bagram. The same term used to describe Richard Reid, Anwarul Haq Mujahed and other captives. ‘Al Qaeda sympathizers’…now what does that
Let’s actually look at this carefully.
Full Article can be found here