UK Arrests Muzzy Boaters in Suspected Plot to Disrupt Olympics
I get a kick out of how the journalists attempt to distance the Muzzy jihadists from Islam by making sure we all know that these two are “converts” to Islam. Would they be so apologetic if Christian converts were to blame?
London 2012 Olympics: Muslim converts held over ‘Games plot’
Two Muslim converts have been arrested in East London on suspicion of plotting an attack against the London 2012 Olympic Games canoeing venue.
By Duncan Gardham and Andrew Hough – Telegraph.uk
Sources told The Daily Telegraph that the arrests were based on a tip-off after men were seen behaving suspiciously close to the venue in Waltham Abbey, Hertfordshire on Monday.
Hertfordshire police officers began combing the banks after three men were seen in a dinghy on the River Lea.
The two men, aged 18 and 32, were arrested at separate residential addresses in east London, by officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command, at 7am on Thursday.
They were detained under the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism and held at a central London police station. Officers were last night searching two addresses in East London.
A friend of the arrested men named the 18-year-old as Jamal ud-Din and said the older man was someone he knew only as “Zakariya.”
Hmm… A quick internet search of “Jamal Uddin” led me to this photo from the DailyMail.uk:
Gee, notice any resemblance? Yup, that’s right, Jamaal is a busy, busy, little activist Muzzy.
(Too bad Allah forgot to ban explosives)
Mizanur Rahman, 29, said the arrests “might have had something to do with the fact that they recently went canoeing” on the River Lea, a branch of which runs through the Olympic site in east London.
“It’s just people trying to get into the Olympic spirit,” he told the Associated Press but added he believed the authorities would try “painting it as jihad training.”
[Insert yer jokes here…]
Residents living in the Hazlemere marina, near the Olympic canoeing venue, reported a significant police operation, involving up to 30 officers, had been launched after several men were seen behaving suspiciously in a dinghy on Monday night.
It took detectives another two days before dawn raids were carried out in East London.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “We can confirm that inquires were carried out by Hertfordshire police who have been liaising with Met police counter-terrorism command.
“At approximately 07:00 hrs today, Thursday June 28, officers from the counter-terrorism command arrested two men under the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
“The men were arrested at separate residential addresses in east London. Both addresses are currently being searched under the Terrorism Act 2000.”
The arrests come just under a month before the start of the Games, which open in London on July 27.
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