In today’s news, the AP reported that four men were arrested in Britain for plotting on attacking a US reservist facility overseas using radio controlled vehicles to carry the bombs in . I guess they believe in the cause but not so much that they are willing to die for it. Terrorist are getting so self-centered these days.
What bothers me the most about this article is that the AP fails to mention that these are Muslim terrorists. It matters because the media is buying into this lie that we need to spare the feeling of Muslims who are not trying to destroy the US. Last time I looked, the good Muslims seem to be in the minority.
The world is changing in front of us, but no one wants to step out and say so. The media would rather have us believe that these are extremist and that the attitude is an exception instead of the rule. That is simply not the case and the acts of filtering and ignoring the truth by the media and government will only lead to a loss of your rights and possibly your life.
Wake up people!
4 UK men jailed for toy-car terror plot
By PAISLEY DODDS and CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Associated Press – Thu, Apr 18, 2013
LONDON (AP) — The terror plot involved targeting British reserve troops using a toy-car packed with explosives.
But investigators said Thursday Britain’s domestic spy agency of MI5 and police were able to stop Zahid Iqbal, Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed, Umar Arshad and Syed Farhan Hussain before they could launch the deadly attack.
Iqbal and Ahmed were given extended sentences of 16 years and 3 months, which means they will be in jail for more than 11 years and put on parole for the rest of the time. Arshad was sentenced to more than six years in jail, while Hussain received more than five years.
The British men — aged between 22 and 31 — pleaded guilty in March to engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism.
The four were arrested a year ago in the town of Luton, north of London, after an operation by police and the MI5.
Prosecutors said the Britons downloaded files containing instructions for an attack, bought survival equipment and collected money for terrorist purposes. They also admitted “facilitating, planning and encouraging” overseas travel for terrorist purposes.
The men were recorded discussing sending a remote-controlled toy car carrying a homemade bomb under the gates of an army reservist center in Luton and speaking of using instructions in an al-Qaida manual to make an improvised explosive device.
“Using a toy-car as an explosive device may seem childish, but if they had succeeded in pulling this off, the consequences could have resulted in deaths and injuries, much like we have seen in recent days in Boston,” said a British security official with knowledge of the investigation and who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to be named.
The court heard that Iqbal had direct contacts with a Pakistani operative and helped Ahmed travel to Pakistan in 2011 for terror training.
Prosecutors also said the men gained inspiration from the 2010 first issue of “Inspire,” an online English-language magazine from Yemen’s al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and linked to the U.S.-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. The militant leader was killed in 2011 in a drone strike.
The same online magazine gave instructions on how to build a “pressure cooker” bomb — the same type of explosive device that was used in Monday’s attack at the Boston Marathon when three people were killed and more than 100 were wounded.