Tuesday, July 27, 2010

EDL members arrested over Bournemouth mosque over bogus 'bomb plot', all released the same day without charge

It's a funny thing in Western countries: when non-Muslims are (falsely) suspected of plotting to harm Muslims, non-Muslim authorities work to reassure the Muslim community. When Muslims kill non-Muslims, non-Muslim authorities work to reassure the Muslim community.

I think some in the Muslim community would love ~ a bomb plot against them. It feeds into the victimization they hold so dear.

"While travelling home from work I was stopped and arrested by armed police. I was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause an explosion at a Bournemouth mosque.

"Five other members of the EDL were also arrested and held for 24 hours for questioning while searches of their homes took place. Then all of us were released without charge.

"There has been no conspiracy.

I think the protest against the Shari'a is a bit of an embarrassed for the authorities ~ I think they thought they could allow mass immigration from Muslim countries without consequence. But the Muslims pulled a surprise one ~ and told them we don't want to follow your law ~ we want to follow our own. And what is worst this process sped up after the terrorist attacks. So to get the whole society to go along with this charade of a plan ~ they sought to allow Muslims their law. But as we can see how Shari'a law works in the Islamic world ~ it infringes on the rights of others. So how can elected officials ~ from normal citizens now elected ~ convince a population that they should give up some of their rights for Muslims?

The Muslim integration issue is hope over experience ~ or rather evidence. Russia has had its Muslim population in the South for how long ~ since the Ottoman conquest? And they are still unwilling to assimilate ~ with regular attacks. Indonesia held up as the moderate model ~ there is probably a church on fire right now ~ or one being torn down, locked up and forcibly closed. Maldives eco-friendly central ~ doesn't allow any non-Muslim, including converts to hold citizenship.

The real issue doesn't lie with EDL ~ it is that we need to start asking ourselves what are we doing?



ARMED police opened fire during an operation to arrest members of the controversial far-right English Defence League, who were feared to be masterminding an attack at a Bournemouth mosque.
Marksmen shot the tyres out on a van belonging to John Broomfield, who describes himself as Dorset EDL head, as he drove alone through Corfe Castle.

He and six others were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause an explosion at a Bournemouth mosque.

All seven, including at least six EDL members, have since been released without charge.

Armed officers pounced from an unmarked car close to the Norden roundabout as 27-year-old Mr Broomfield, from Swanage, drove home from work around 5pm.

They used special rapid tyre deflation rounds, fired from a shotgun, to disable his vehicle.

Officers, including specialised forensic experts, then swooped on his Bell Street home, removing clothes, computer equipment, mobile phones and passports.

The suspects were held at Poole police station and a police station in Southampton, following last Thursday's arrests.

The English Defence League is a contentious group that has been leading "anti-Muslim extremism" demonstrations around England since 2009.

Thousands of people have attended its protests - many of which have involved racist and Islamophobic chanting.

However, organisers insist it is not a racist organisation.

A number of violent clashes have also taken place at EDL demonstrations since the group first emerged in Luton last year.

In a statement to the Daily Echo, Mr Broomfield said: "While travelling home from work I was stopped and arrested by armed police. I was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause an explosion at a Bournemouth mosque.

"Five other members of the EDL were also arrested and held for 24 hours for questioning while searches of their homes took place. Then all of us were released without charge.

"There has been no conspiracy.

"There has never been any conspiracy. The EDL is not a terrorist organisation."

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "Dorset Police can confirm that as part of an investigation surrounding threats to a Bournemouth mosque a total of seven people were arrested for conspiracy to cause an explosion.

"Following an investigation police can now confirm these people have been released without charge....

"We've been working very closely with the Muslim community since last Thursday and our local safer neighbourhood teams have been providing advice and reassurance throughout.

"At this stage there is no indication whatsoever that any of the mosques in Dorset are under threat of attack."

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