The BBC continually do this in their reporting and I shouldn’t be surprised anymore but if I like others don’t constantly trip them up over this, they’ll keep on doing it. No I don’t think my efforts in this will change them one iota, but a gradual groundswell just might.
Six men and a woman have been arrested in Birmingham in a large anti-terrorism operation.
The men, aged between 25 and 32, are being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism in the UK.
The woman, 22, is held on suspicion of failing to disclose information contrary to the Terrorism Act 2000.
The arrests are thought to be the most significant this year, BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said.
It is understood the investigation, which has involved security service MI5, relates to suspected Islamist extremism.
But the arrests are not thought to be related to the Liberal Democrats’ conference which is taking place at the city’s International Convention Centre.
Suspected Islamic extremism? One of the addresses known to have been searched belonged to Mohammed Irfan, previously jailed for his part in plotting to kidnap a Muslim British soldier and behead him live on the internet and Mohammed Rizwan, who preaches at a mosque. The woman arrested was nursery nurse Salma Kabal hardly an average English or Irish name. Others arrested were Ashiq Ali, who was arrested with his brother Bahader, 28, who runs a gym.
So I’m going to stick my neck out here knowing the proclivity of certain followers of the religion of peace and say that suspected Islamic extremism is a bit of a misleading statement here and that the BBC is as ever reluctant to be too critical of Islam. It was Islamic extremism, no doubt in my mind about it. All of the accused have British Passports, yet to me none of them are truly British anymore, they view themselves as Muslims first and that’s fine by me, as I don’t consider them to be welcome residents.
It’s truly a pity that Tony Blair was able to get away with removing the death penalty for treason from the statute books…
(4)In section 1 of the Treason Act 1814 (form of sentence in case of high treason), for the words “such person shall be hanged by the neck until such person be dead”, there shall be substituted the words “ such person shall be liable to imprisonment for life.
Because if these Muslims had indeed been planning their usual sort of atrocity, it would have been nice to just simply hang them pour encourager les autres.
And no I’m not in favour of the death penalty, but I’m less in favour of home grown terrorists abusing this countries good nature by trying to kill as many of us as possible in the name of their perverted beliefs.