UK: Police raid address where London jihadi rented car, multiple arrests
Apparently he was no “lone wolf,” but had considerable support within the community.
“Dozens of armed police swoop on address in Birmingham ‘where car used in London terror attacks was rented from’ and ‘take a number of people into custody,’” by Rebecca Taylor, Mailonline, March 23, 2017:
Armed police have been involved in a raid at a residential property near to a curry house in Birmingham this evening, closing off part of the city for more than two hours.
Dozens of officers, some response and some with weapons, were seen swooping an address near to the Bearwood part of the city this evening.
Hagley Road was closed for a period of time and then reopened. BBC Newsnight has claimed the vehicle used in the London terror attacks could have been rented from the same road.
The road is said to have closed at 11pm and reopened by 2am, with witnesses in the area saying people had been taken away by the address.
They believe the officers may have been from a counter terrorism unit.
West Midlands Police gave a short statement earlier, which read: ‘There is an ongoing police operation, no further details are being given at this stage.’…
The London jihadist
LONDON ATTACK: WHY LET IN PEOPLE WHO HATE OUR FREEDOM?
We are told repeatedly that we cannot keep out people just because of their faith. But can we afford to be blind to the links between Islam and political violence? How many people must die before we think the price of our tolerance is too high?
It is absolutely true that the vast majority of Muslims both in Britain and in Australia are peaceful and hate terrorists.
In fact, an ICM face-to-face survey of more than 1000 British Muslims last year found 96 per cent rejected suicide bombings and other acts of political violence.
But wait: that left 4 per cent who said — looking the pollsters right in the eye — that they supported suicide bombings. And 4 per cent of Britain’s Muslims works out to be more than 100,000 people.
Only a few of those 100,000 are needed to cause the kind of terror Britain has suffered already — including the mass slaughter by bombers of buses and trains and the beheading of a guardsman in the street.
Note also this: only a third of those polled said they’d contact the police if someone they knew was involved with jihadists. The tribalism is that strong. Which is why a quarter also wanted British law replaced with sharia law in British cities with big Muslim populations.
How different is Australia?