Terrorism

Police foil EDL terrorist plot to blow up mosque(?)

Seven arrested over Bournemouth mosque 'bomb plot'

Dorset Police opened fire to arrest one of seven people suspected of making threats to blow up a mosque.

Officers used a rapid tyre deflation round to stop a van in Corfe Castle in an investigation into the alleged threats to a Bournemouth mosque.

Six men and one woman were held in Dorset and Hampshire during the operation last week.

Read more @ BBC News

ex-MI5 chief (finally?) admits that the Iraq war increased terrorism threat to UK

Probably shouldbe from the department of the obvious, but this is also I think the first time anyone involved with government or policy anywhere in the UK has stated it so big news.

I doubt we will be able to get Blair to hang for this - we could do with a good lynching, but he is way too slippery to get caught out by things like facts and the truth.

Read all about it @ The Guardian

Collateral Murder - video from American Apaches murdering civillians in Iraq

WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack.

The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.

For further information please visit the special project website www.collateralmurder.com.

Prevent extremism strategy 'stigmatising', warn MPs

The government's strategy to prevent violent extremism has stigmatised and alienated Muslims it wants to work with, a committee of MPs has warned.

The communities and local government committee said the Prevent programme was backfiring and it was difficult to know what good it was doing.

Millions have been spent on projects aimed at countering al-Qaeda's threat.

The Department for Communities said it was disappointed the report had not recognised important reforms.

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Dr Starkey told the BBC that it was very difficult to measure whether any of Prevent's spending was doing any good at all and that many local authorities needed more help in running its programmes.

Jihad - The men and ideas behind Al Qaida

Something that was linked to on Tribune (I will spare the naming because if people do not like it, it may be "shaming" too).

I like it. Get past the first part or two and try to forget that there is other history there too and after that it is quite good IMO.

This is the linked episode (episode 2, you can start at the start with episode 1 here):

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Muslim police say Islam not to blame for terror attacks

Muslim police officers have rebelled openly against the Government’s anti-terrorism strategy, warning that it is an “affront to British values” which threatens to trigger ethnic unrest.

The National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) claimed that ministers were wrong to blame Islam for being the “driver” behind recent terrorist attacks.

Far-Right extremists were a more dangerous threat to national security, it said.

The officers told MPs that Muslims were being “stigmatised” by the Government’s attempts to tackle terrorism, which was adding to “hatred” against entire communities.

In the official intervention, the association said the Government’s anti-terrorism policies could not “continue unchecked”.

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