[News] Plot to kill pope thwarted
ISLAMIC terrorists disguised as street cleaners allegedly hatched an audacious plot to blow up the Pope.At least the money spent on security was not wasted.
The threatened attack was foiled at the 11th hour after police raided a cleaning depot in London as the suspects prepared to start their shift yesterday.
Last night six men all believed to be North Africans aged between 26 and 50 were being questioned by detectives.
A £1.5million ring of steel has been put in place for the first official Papal visit to Britain and security procedures were immediately reviewed but the Pontiffs schedule continued as planned.
It is feared plotters with links to Al Qaeda planned a double blow to the infidel by assassinating the head of the Roman Catholic church and slaughtering hundreds of pilgrims and well-wishers.
The suspected plot was smashed after Scotland Yard officers swooped on the depot in Marylebone, central London, at 5.45am after a tip-off just hours earlier.
actions · 2010-Sep-17 8:42 pm · (locked)
not in ohio
said by FFH:Of course it was. You could have had the same result without the payout.
At least the money spent on security was not wasted.
The UK should have spent no money at all on security.
Then Ratzinger would have stayed at home rather than visiting what one of his aides regards as a 'third world country'.
Then there would have been no plot to kill him.
Result, everyone better off, no money wasted.
actions · 2010-Sep-17 11:40 pm · (locked)
actions · 2010-Sep-19 6:31 am · (locked)
|reply to FFH |
Plot to kill pope did not exist - all released without charg
The BBC quoted Scotland Yard sources saying that the men posed no credible threat, while the Sunday Mirror reported that the men had simply been overheard sharing a joke in their canteen.
actions · 2010-Sep-19 10:20 am · (locked)
not in ohio
|reply to FFH |
Re: [News] Plot to kill pope thwarted
said by that link :Well, he has no biases then.
Luke Coppen is editor of The Catholic Herald.
He [pope] simply wants a truly plural pluralism in which believer and non-believer alike can take a seat in the public square.As do many others. For example, they feel that someone who covers up serious crimes should answer for the cover-up in a court of law. Believer and non-believer alike.
They believe that it should be permissible to criticize any view, and not have outlandish and crackpot beliefs accorded "respect" simply because they are "religious".
So, I declare this as cant.
That is why the church is paying more than half the bill. But, again, you wouldn't know that if you listened only to the protestors.Only half? Why not all of it? By this article's own admission, no more than one in twelve of the population belong to this man's cult. To put it another way, 92% of the British people who presumably have little interest in Benny are being compelled to pay for his protection.
actions · 2010-Sep-19 1:27 pm · (locked)
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Re: Plot to kill pope did not exist - all released without charg
And they've all been released without charge.
Still, I'll bet they've learned that sharing a joke is quite serious business.
actions · 2010-Sep-21 4:31 pm · (locked)