Friday, August 11, 2006

Tip led to foiled plot

To all my readers that have e-mailed me in the past explaining that the problem is Islam and there are no peaceful or moderate Muslims, I give you this:

It all began with a tip: In the aftermath of the July 7, 2005, subway bombings in London, British authorities received a call from a worried member of the Muslim community, reporting general suspicions about an acquaintance.

From that vague but vital piece of information, according to a senior European intelligence official, British authorities opened the investigation into what they said turned out to be a well-coordinated and long-planned plot to bomb multiple trans-Atlantic flights heading toward the United States -- an assault designed to rival the scope and lethality of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackings.

Had we treated all Muslims as the enemy, we would not have gotten that tip, and 4,000 people might be dead.

Let's focus on the real bad guys, not define our enemies so broadly that we create a conflict we cannot win.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Douglas said...

I noticed that, but I'm not really sure as what to make of it. What should be done for this person, given that he (or she) is undoubtedly a hero?

8/13/2006 11:47 PM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

I'd support some sort of reward. But perhaps the greatest reward would be keeping their identity secret.

8/14/2006 12:09 PM  

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