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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

July 21 bombers: some facts emerge

Some facts have been emerging about the men involved in the failed suicide bombings on July 21 in London.

(1) All four attended the notorious Finsbury Park mosque,
(2) Two were receiving benefits to rent a council flat,
(3) Both are "thought" to be asylum seekers.

These 3 facts suggest that islamist terrorism in the UK is not such an intractable problem as many would have us believe.


At 28 July 2005 at 16:42, Blogger DirtCrashr said...

Althouse has an outtake from an NYT op-ed on profiling terrorists, with information from a January 2004 Homeland Security handout: ..."suicide bomber indicators." They include a "shaved head or short haircut. A short haircut or recently shaved beard or moustache may be evident by differences in skin complexion on the head or face. May smell of herbal or flower water (most likely flower water), as they may have sprayed perfume on themselves, their clothing, and weapons to prepare for Paradise."

At 28 July 2005 at 16:46, Blogger rexie said...


You can be sure that the Metropolitan police won't be looking for these signs, but I shall when I travel on the underground.


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