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July 13, 2005

London bombers British citizens

From the London Telegraph:

Four suicide bombers, at least three of them British, were responsible for the explosions that killed more than 50 people in London, senior security sources said last night.

The three were all thought to be of Pakistani ethnic origin and said by neighbours to have lived modest suburban lives in West Yorkshire.

One has yet to be identified, while the others were not known to police or the intelligence services as terrorist suspects....

The revelations realised the worst fears of police and the Muslim community. It confirmed the men as western Europe's first suicide bombers and the first Britons to attack their own countrymen with explosives since the ceasefire in Northern Ireland.

While bemoaning the non-existent “backlash” against Moslems, the fact that some of their fellow mosque goers were more than willing to murder innocent civilians was ignored by Moslems. Now they have to face the reality that they missed the boat. They could have helped solve the problem, but they chose allegiance with those who twist their religion into an excuse for hatred and violence over right and morality.

Also from the London Telegraph:

The critical breakthrough in the hunt for the London bombers came on Monday night in a police video viewing suite.

Detectives involved in watching thousands of hours of film for glimpses of the terrorists had been given a "profile" based on a simple question posed for their guidance by senior officers.

The question was: what would the terrorists look like? The answer was that they would be young men, probably in their 20s and 30s, and they would be carrying rucksacks.

They whined about profiling, and the governments of the US and England stopped profiling. But rather than helping the police, Moslems stayed silent. Now it's obvious, the only way to keep everyone safe is profiling. It could have been different, but they've left us no choice. You can't eat your cake and still have it.

Related coverage: Captain's Quarters, Outside the Beltway, WizBang (also here), Ace of Spades, Jawa Report, PoliBlog, IsraPundit, In the bullpen

Posted by Danny Carlton at July 13, 2005 09:39 AM

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