Britons in the city of Leeds, north of London, are simply shocked that the terror bombers lived all around them.
Police Raids Shock Neighbors of Alleged Bombers – Washington Post
One friend of Tanweer, Azi Mohammed, told the Guardian newspaper that the two had played cricket only 10 days ago. “The idea that he was involved in terrorism or extremism is ridiculous,” Mohammed told the Guardian. “The idea that he went down to London and exploded a bomb is unbelievable.”
This reminds me of some of the comments of Americans after the 9/11 attacks. They had interacted with the 19 terrorists and had no clue they were in our midst. And then we heard reports that Mohammed Atta and his crew were even heavy drinkers and gamblers during their stay in the Land of the Infidels. (Great Muslims, eh?)
Perhaps the Brits who played soccer with the terrorists forget that they were trained to act “normal” and blend in. That is the idea.
But sure, let’s keep stopping babies and little old ladies at airports instead of focusing on real profiling of a group of people who have consistently committed crimes in the War on Terror.
You decide which makes more sense: They are integrated among us to take lives. We need realistic profiling of them to save lives.
-Bruce (GayPatriot) – firstname.lastname@example.org