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Muslims wreak havoc in UK around the Pope's visit to the Anglican Church
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That Certain Gent
2010-09-17 18:22:35 UTC
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LONDON — As Pope Benedict XVI embarked on some of the most symbolic
overtures of his state visit to London, the British police arrested
five men early Friday on terrorism charges related to his stay here but
gave no specific details of any threat against him.

On a day when Benedict became the first pope to set foot on some of the
most hallowed ground of the Anglican Church and British secular
authority, the police and the Vatican said he would not change his
long-planned itinerary because of the arrest of what the municipal
authorities in central London described as five street cleaners. News
reports said they were Algerians working in an area the pope was set to
visit.

After the arrests, the British police were “satisfied that our current
policing plan is appropriate” to ensure the pope’s safety, a police
spokeswoman said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of
police rules. Britain’s broader terrorism threat assessment level was
not increased.

On the second day of a four-day visit partly overshadowed by the sexual
abuse crisis enfolding the Roman Catholic Church and partly evoking the
Vatican’s historically troubled relationship with the Church of
England, the pope visited with Rowan Williams, the archbishop of
Canterbury and spiritual head of the Anglican Communion that grew from
the 16th-century schism when Henry VIII broke with Rome. The meeting
took place at Lambeth Palace, the archbishop’s official seat.

Speaking alongside the archbishop, the pope renewed criticism of
increasing secularism, saying “the surrounding culture is growing ever
more distant from its Christian roots, despite a deep and widespread
hunger for spiritual nourishment.”

Later, Benedict was to address a panoply of the nation’s political
leaders — including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, a high-profile
convert to Catholicism — in the ornate chamber of Westminster Hall
within the Houses of Parliament.

Historically, the vaulted, medieval hall carries heady symbolism. It
was there that Sir Thomas More, a Catholic, was tried and convicted of
treason in 1535. He was subsequently executed. In 1935, Pope Pius XI
canonized him on the 400th anniversary of his death.

Later on Friday, the pope and the archbishop planned to mark a moment
of ecumenical symbolism, praying together in a display of unity at
Westminster Abbey, the spiritual heart of the Church of England. But
the arrests seemed to inject a jarring note into a day planned as a
display of harmony and reconciliation.

The police spokeswoman said that counterterrorism officers raided
offices in central London at 5:45 a.m. and that five men, between 26
and 50 years old, were in custody “on suspicion of the commission,
preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.” It was not clear if
the arrests were precautionary or related to a conspiracy actually
under way.

Police officers subsequently searched offices and homes in north and
east London, but no “hazardous materials” were reported to have been
found.

The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, told reporters that
the pope had been informed of the threat while meeting Catholic
schoolchildren at Saint Mary’s University chapel at Twickenham, in
southwest London, on Friday morning.

“We have complete trust in the police,” Father Lombardi said. “The
police are taking the necessary measures, there is no need to change
plans.”

He added: “The situation is not particularly dangerous. The pope is
happy about this trip, and calm.”

Concern about papal security has persisted since a Turkish gunman,
Mehmet Ali Agca, tried to kill Benedict’s predecessor, John Paul II, in
St. Peter’s Square in Rome in May 1981. Since then, the pope has
traveled with a significant security detail, protected by bulletproof
glass on his “popemobile” and by bodyguards alongside it. His convoy
was escorted on Friday by a about dozen motorcycle outriders. For all
that, Benedict mingled openly with schoolchildren when he arrived in
southwest London on Friday.

In April, Reuters reported, two Moroccan students deported from Italy
were suspected of plotting to assassinate the pope, strengthening
suspicions that affiliates of Al Qaeda in North Africa were seeking
potential recruits in Italy and arranging financing for attacks
elsewhere in Europe.

Britain is currently assessing the threats to its security, according
to a speech on Thursday by Jonathan Evans, the head of MI5, the
domestic security service. Britain has frequently been on high terror
alerts since July 2005, when four suicide bombers killed 52 people in
attacks on the London transit system.

In the speech, Mr. Evans said that the authorities had revised an
earlier view that dissident groups in Northern Ireland would present an
increasingly feeble threat as peace takes root in the British province.

“On the contrary, we have seen a persistent rise in terrorist activity
and ambition in Northern Ireland over the last three years,” he said.

He also said that of all conspiracies against Britain, the proportion
emanating from Al Qaeda in Pakistan’s remote tribal areas had fallen to
around 50 percent from around 75 percent three years ago as the
authorities have detected increased terrorist activity among Qaeda
affiliates in Somalia and Yemen.

There was no indication, however, that those remarks directly presaged
the reported threat to the pope.

While the police said that Benedict’s itinerary had not been disrupted,
reporters on the ground said his schedule seemed to have slipped
somewhat with unusual, if brief, delays after word of the arrests
emerged.

The pope arrived in London late Thursday after flying from Rome, then
went to Scotland. Speaking to reporters on his plane, he said that
church leaders had not been “sufficiently vigilant” or “sufficiently
swift and decisive” in cracking down on sexual abusers.

Benedict’s is the first state visit to Britain by a pope in which he
met with the queen and political establishment as a fellow head of
state. In 1982, John Paul II paid a pastoral visit to Britain but did
not meet Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and was received by the queen
privately.
Joe Cool
2010-09-17 18:30:22 UTC
Permalink
LONDON — As Pope Benedict XVI embarked on some of the most symbolic
overtures of his state visit to London, the British police arrested
five men early Friday on terrorism charges related to his stay here but
gave no specific details of any threat against him.
On a day when Benedict became the first pope to set foot on some of the
most hallowed ground of the Anglican Church and British secular
authority, the police and the Vatican said he would not change his
long-planned itinerary because of the arrest of what the municipal
authorities in central London described as five street cleaners. News
reports said they were Algerians working in an area the pope was set to
visit.
After the arrests, the British police were “satisfied that our current
policing plan is appropriate” to ensure the pope’s safety, a police
spokeswoman said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of
police rules. Britain’s broader terrorism threat assessment level was
not increased.
On the second day of a four-day visit partly overshadowed by the sexual
abuse crisis enfolding the Roman Catholic Church and partly evoking the
Vatican’s historically troubled relationship with the Church of
England, the pope visited with Rowan Williams, the archbishop of
Canterbury and spiritual head of the Anglican Communion that grew from
the 16th-century schism when Henry VIII broke with Rome. The meeting
took place at Lambeth Palace, the archbishop’s official seat.
Speaking alongside the archbishop, the pope renewed criticism of
increasing secularism, saying “the surrounding culture is growing ever
more distant from its Christian roots, despite a deep and widespread
hunger for spiritual nourishment.”
Later, Benedict was to address a panoply of the nation’s political
leaders — including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, a high-profile
convert to Catholicism — in the ornate chamber of Westminster Hall
within the Houses of Parliament.
Historically, the vaulted, medieval hall carries heady symbolism. It
was there that Sir Thomas More, a Catholic, was tried and convicted of
treason in 1535. He was subsequently executed. In 1935, Pope Pius XI
canonized him on the 400th anniversary of his death.
Later on Friday, the pope and the archbishop planned to mark a moment
of ecumenical symbolism, praying together in a display of unity at
Westminster Abbey, the spiritual heart of the Church of England. But
the arrests seemed to inject a jarring note into a day planned as a
display of harmony and reconciliation.
The police spokeswoman said that counterterrorism officers raided
offices in central London at 5:45 a.m. and that five men, between 26
and 50 years old, were in custody “on suspicion of the commission,
preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.” It was not clear if
the arrests were precautionary or related to a conspiracy actually
under way.
Police officers subsequently searched offices and homes in north and
east London, but no “hazardous materials” were reported to have been
found.
The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, told reporters that
the pope had been informed of the threat while meeting Catholic
schoolchildren at Saint Mary’s University chapel at Twickenham, in
southwest London, on Friday morning.
“We have complete trust in the police,” Father Lombardi said. “The
police are taking the necessary measures, there is no need to change
plans.”
He added: “The situation is not particularly dangerous. The pope is
happy about this trip, and calm.”
Concern about papal security has persisted since a Turkish gunman,
Mehmet Ali Agca, tried to kill Benedict’s predecessor, John Paul II, in
St. Peter’s Square in Rome in May 1981. Since then, the pope has
traveled with a significant security detail, protected by bulletproof
glass on his “popemobile” and by bodyguards alongside it. His convoy
was escorted on Friday by a about dozen motorcycle outriders. For all
that, Benedict mingled openly with schoolchildren when he arrived in
southwest London on Friday.
In April, Reuters reported, two Moroccan students deported from Italy
were suspected of plotting to assassinate the pope, strengthening
suspicions that affiliates of Al Qaeda in North Africa were seeking
potential recruits in Italy and arranging financing for attacks
elsewhere in Europe.
Britain is currently assessing the threats to its security, according
to a speech on Thursday by Jonathan Evans, the head of MI5, the
domestic security service. Britain has frequently been on high terror
alerts since July 2005, when four suicide bombers killed 52 people in
attacks on the London transit system.
In the speech, Mr. Evans said that the authorities had revised an
earlier view that dissident groups in Northern Ireland would present an
increasingly feeble threat as peace takes root in the British province.
“On the contrary, we have seen a persistent rise in terrorist activity
and ambition in Northern Ireland over the last three years,” he said.
He also said that of all conspiracies against Britain, the proportion
emanating from Al Qaeda in Pakistan’s remote tribal areas had fallen to
around 50 percent from around 75 percent three years ago as the
authorities have detected increased terrorist activity among Qaeda
affiliates in Somalia and Yemen.
There was no indication, however, that those remarks directly presaged
the reported threat to the pope.
While the police said that Benedict’s itinerary had not been disrupted,
reporters on the ground said his schedule seemed to have slipped
somewhat with unusual, if brief, delays after word of the arrests
emerged.
The pope arrived in London late Thursday after flying from Rome, then
went to Scotland. Speaking to reporters on his plane, he said that
church leaders had not been “sufficiently vigilant” or “sufficiently
swift and decisive” in cracking down on sexual abusers.
Benedict’s is the first state visit to Britain by a pope in which he
met with the queen and political establishment as a fellow head of
state. In 1982, John Paul II paid a pastoral visit to Britain but did
not meet Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and was received by the queen
privately.
"Muslims wreak havoc in UK around the Pope's visit to the Anglican
Church"????

Don't you mean "suspected Muslim terrorists"???
That Certain Gent
2010-09-17 18:51:55 UTC
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Post by That Certain Gent
LONDON — As Pope Benedict XVI embarked on some of the most symbolic
overtures of his state visit to London, the British police arrested
five men early Friday on terrorism charges related to his stay here
but gave no specific details of any threat against him.
On a day when Benedict became the first pope to set foot on some of
the most hallowed ground of the Anglican Church and British secular
authority, the police and the Vatican said he would not change his
long-planned itinerary because of the arrest of what the municipal
authorities in central London described as five street cleaners.
News reports said they were Algerians working in an area the pope
was set to visit.
After the arrests, the British police were “satisfied that our
current policing plan is appropriate” to ensure the pope’s safety,
a police spokeswoman said, speaking on the condition of anonymity
because of police rules. Britain’s broader terrorism threat
assessment level was not increased.
"Muslims wreak havoc in UK around the Pope's visit to the Anglican
Church"????
Don't you mean "suspected Muslim terrorists"???
No, I mean "confirmed Muslim savages".
Joe Cool
2010-09-17 19:11:24 UTC
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Post by That Certain Gent
Post by Joe Cool
LONDON — As Pope Benedict XVI embarked on some of the most symbolic
overtures of his state visit to London, the British police arrested
five men early Friday on terrorism charges related to his stay here
but gave no specific details of any threat against him.
On a day when Benedict became the first pope to set foot on some of
the most hallowed ground of the Anglican Church and British secular
authority, the police and the Vatican said he would not change his
long-planned itinerary because of the arrest of what the municipal
authorities in central London described as five street cleaners.
News reports said they were Algerians working in an area the pope
was set to visit.
After the arrests, the British police were “satisfied that our
current policing plan is appropriate” to ensure the pope’s safety,
a police spokeswoman said, speaking on the condition of anonymity
because of police rules. Britain’s broader terrorism threat
assessment level was not increased.
"Muslims wreak havoc in UK around the Pope's visit to the Anglican
Church"????
Don't you mean "suspected Muslim terrorists"???
No, I mean "confirmed Muslim savages".
So, I am wondering, do you think all Muslims are savages?
"nobammer*?>->?>" <"nobammer*?>->?>"@fgi.net>
2010-09-17 20:29:18 UTC
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Post by Joe Cool
Post by That Certain Gent
Post by Joe Cool
LONDON — As Pope Benedict XVI embarked on some of the most symbolic
overtures of his state visit to London, the British police arrested
five men early Friday on terrorism charges related to his stay here
but gave no specific details of any threat against him.
On a day when Benedict became the first pope to set foot on some of
the most hallowed ground of the Anglican Church and British secular
authority, the police and the Vatican said he would not change his
long-planned itinerary because of the arrest of what the municipal
authorities in central London described as five street cleaners.
News reports said they were Algerians working in an area the pope
was set to visit.
After the arrests, the British police were “satisfied that our
current policing plan is appropriate” to ensure the pope’s safety,
a police spokeswoman said, speaking on the condition of anonymity
because of police rules. Britain’s broader terrorism threat
assessment level was not increased.
"Muslims wreak havoc in UK around the Pope's visit to the Anglican
Church"????
Don't you mean "suspected Muslim terrorists"???
No, I mean "confirmed Muslim savages".
So, I am wondering, do you think all Muslims are savages?
They sure are.
Nothing is as bad as islam. It is a cult started by the most evil man
that ever lived. moehammad was a lying, thieving, murdering, raping,
child molesting pedophile. He spent his whole life with a band of thugs
that raided towns and caravans kidnapping and raping the women and
children and killing the men. He was pure evil. He married a 6 year old
girl when he was 54.

Idiots, fools like you say it's only 20% of them. That would be 300
million. But more than 99% of them believe the same thing, they are just
not active--------------YET.
That Certain Gent
2010-09-17 20:48:39 UTC
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Post by Joe Cool
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Post by Joe Cool
Post by That Certain Gent
LONDON — As Pope Benedict XVI embarked on some of the most
symbolic overtures of his state visit to London, the British
police arrested five men early Friday on terrorism charges
related to his stay here but gave no specific details of any
threat against him.
On a day when Benedict became the first pope to set foot on
some of the most hallowed ground of the Anglican Church and
British secular authority, the police and the Vatican said he
would not change his long-planned itinerary because of the
arrest of what the municipal authorities in central London
described as five street cleaners. News reports said they were
Algerians working in an area the pope was set to visit.
After the arrests, the British police were “satisfied that our
current policing plan is appropriate” to ensure the pope’s
safety, a police spokeswoman said, speaking on the condition of
anonymity because of police rules. Britain’s broader terrorism
threat assessment level was not increased.
"Muslims wreak havoc in UK around the Pope's visit to the Anglican
Church"????
Don't you mean "suspected Muslim terrorists"???
No, I mean "confirmed Muslim savages".
So, I am wondering, do you think all Muslims are savages?
All of the Muslims in the news story above are savages.

Wouldn't you agree?
smutt butt
2010-09-17 23:51:08 UTC
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Post by That Certain Gent
Post by Joe Cool
LONDON — As Pope Benedict XVI embarked on some of the most symbolic
overtures of his state visit to London, the British police arrested
five men early Friday on terrorism charges related to his stay here
but gave no specific details of any threat against him.
On a day when Benedict became the first pope to set foot on some of
the most hallowed ground of the Anglican Church and British secular
authority, the police and the Vatican said he would not change his
long-planned itinerary because of the arrest of what the municipal
authorities in central London described as five street cleaners.
News reports said they were Algerians working in an area the pope
was set to visit.
After the arrests, the British police were “satisfied that our
current policing plan is appropriate” to ensure the pope’s safety,
a police spokeswoman said, speaking on the condition of anonymity
because of police rules. Britain’s broader terrorism threat
assessment level was not increased.
"Muslims wreak havoc in UK around the Pope's visit to the Anglican
Church"????
Don't you mean "suspected Muslim terrorists"???
No, I mean "confirmed Muslim savages".
So, I am wondering, do you think all Muslims are savages?- Hide quoted text -
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David Knowles
Writer

AOL News Surge Desk (Sept. 15) -- So much for freedom of speech.


At the urging of the FBI, Molly Norris, the Seattle-based illustrator
and cartoonist whose satirical drawing marking "Everybody Draw
Mohammed Day" resulted in death threats, global protests and
impassioned debate about religion and censorship, has been forced to
change her name and abandon her former life as a result of her
controversial cartoon.


The news that Morris had, out of concerns for her safety, decided to
go into hiding was first reported in the Seattle Weekly today, a
paper
where Norris' cartoons had regularly appeared:


The gifted artist is alive and well, thankfully. But on the
insistence
of top security specialists at the FBI, she is, as they put it,
"going
ghost": moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her
identity. She will no longer be publishing cartoons in our paper or
in
City Arts magazine, where she has been a regular contributor. She is,
in effect, being put into a witness-protection program -- except, as
she notes, without the government picking up the tab.
Norris originally posted her tongue-in-cheek cartoon announcing May
20
as "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" on her website, which no longer
seems
to be operating. It was dedicated to the creators of the Comedy
Central animated television series "South Park" after one of their
episodes was censored for its portrayal of the Islamic prophet.


Pakistani Muslims burn an effigy of American cartoonist Molly Norris
during a protest against Facebook in Karachi on May 26.As expected,
Norris' creation touched a nerve, and her drawing soon became a viral
hit on the Internet, posted to a variety of high-profile websites and
forwarded in countless e-mails. Soon her fictitious drawing morphed
into an actual event as Facebook groups championing the idea popped
up
and started attracting fans.


With media outlets covering the phenomenon, word of "Everybody Draw
Mohammed Day" spread across the globe, and the government of Pakistan
announced it was suspending the use of Facebook to residents there.


Norris seemed caught off guard by the whirlwind. She removed the
original cartoon from her website, took pains to disassociate herself
from an actual "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" and pleaded for
tolerance.


"I did NOT 'declare' May 20 to be 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day,'" she
said on her website.


Sponsored Links "I never started a Facebook page; I never set up any
place for people to send drawings to and I never received any
drawings," she continued, adding, "I apologize to people of Muslim
faith and ask that this 'day' be called off."


In June, despite her renunciation of the event spawned by her
cartoon,
Norris was placed on a hit list by Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-
Awlaki, an al-Qaida-linked figure who has been tied to the Fort Hood,
Texas, massacre as well as the failed bombing in Times Square, the
New
York Daily News reported. Shortly thereafter, the FBI contacted
Norris.


"We're hoping the religious bigots go into full and immediate
remission," the Seattle Weekly said about Norris' need to go into
hiding, "and we wish her the best."

Yachting Sundays
2010-09-17 20:30:01 UTC
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Post by Joe Cool
LONDON - As Pope Benedict XVI embarked on some of the most symbolic
overtures of his state visit to London, the British police arrested
five men early Friday on terrorism charges related to his stay here
but gave no specific details of any threat against him.
On a day when Benedict became the first pope to set foot on some of
the most hallowed ground of the Anglican Church and British secular
authority, the police and the Vatican said he would not change his
long-planned itinerary because of the arrest of what the municipal
authorities in central London described as five street cleaners.
News reports said they were Algerians working in an area the pope
was set to visit.
After the arrests, the British police were "satisfied that our
current policing plan is appropriate" to ensure the pope's safety,
a police spokeswoman said, speaking on the condition of anonymity
because of police rules. Britain's broader terrorism threat
assessment level was not increased.
"Muslims wreak havoc in UK around the Pope's visit to the Anglican
Church"????
Don't you mean "suspected Muslim terrorists"???
No, I mean "confirmed Muslim savages".
Must have been some little kids. Repugs always freak out around strangers
and poop their pants.
smutt butt
2010-09-17 23:49:39 UTC
Permalink
Post by Joe Cool
LONDON — As Pope Benedict XVI embarked on some of the most symbolic
overtures of his state visit to London, the British police arrested
five men early Friday on terrorism charges related to his stay here but
gave no specific details of any threat against him.
On a day when Benedict became the first pope to set foot on some of the
most hallowed ground of the Anglican Church and British secular
authority, the police and the Vatican said he would not change his
long-planned itinerary because of the arrest of what the municipal
authorities in central London described as five street cleaners. News
reports said they were Algerians working in an area the pope was set to
visit.
After the arrests, the British police were “satisfied that our current
policing plan is appropriate” to ensure the pope’s safety, a police
spokeswoman said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of
police rules. Britain’s broader terrorism threat assessment level was
not increased.
On the second day of a four-day visit partly overshadowed by the sexual
abuse crisis enfolding the Roman Catholic Church and partly evoking the
Vatican’s historically troubled relationship with the Church of
England, the pope visited with Rowan Williams, the archbishop of
Canterbury and spiritual head of the Anglican Communion that grew from
the 16th-century schism when Henry VIII broke with Rome. The meeting
took place at Lambeth Palace, the archbishop’s official seat.
Speaking alongside the archbishop, the pope renewed criticism of
increasing secularism, saying “the surrounding culture is growing ever
more distant from its Christian roots, despite a deep and widespread
hunger for spiritual nourishment.”
Later, Benedict was to address a panoply of the nation’s political
leaders — including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, a high-profile
convert to Catholicism — in the ornate chamber of Westminster Hall
within the Houses of Parliament.
Historically, the vaulted, medieval hall carries heady symbolism. It
was there that Sir Thomas More, a Catholic, was tried and convicted of
treason in 1535. He was subsequently executed. In 1935, Pope Pius XI
canonized him on the 400th anniversary of his death.
Later on Friday, the pope and the archbishop planned to mark a moment
of ecumenical symbolism, praying together in a display of unity at
Westminster Abbey, the spiritual heart of the Church of England. But
the arrests seemed to inject a jarring note into a day planned as a
display of harmony and reconciliation.
The police spokeswoman said that counterterrorism officers raided
offices in central London at 5:45 a.m. and that five men, between 26
and 50 years old, were in custody “on suspicion of the commission,
preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.” It was not clear if
the arrests were precautionary or related to a conspiracy actually
under way.
Police officers subsequently searched offices and homes in north and
east London, but no “hazardous materials” were reported to have been
found.
The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, told reporters that
the pope had been informed of the threat while meeting Catholic
schoolchildren at Saint Mary’s University chapel at Twickenham, in
southwest London, on Friday morning.
“We have complete trust in the police,” Father Lombardi said. “The
police are taking the necessary measures, there is no need to change
plans.”
He added: “The situation is not particularly dangerous. The pope is
happy about this trip, and calm.”
Concern about papal security has persisted since a Turkish gunman,
Mehmet Ali Agca, tried to kill Benedict’s predecessor, John Paul II, in
St. Peter’s Square in Rome in May 1981. Since then, the pope has
traveled with a significant security detail, protected by bulletproof
glass on his “popemobile” and by bodyguards alongside it. His convoy
was escorted on Friday by a about dozen motorcycle outriders. For all
that, Benedict mingled openly with schoolchildren when he arrived in
southwest London on Friday.
In April, Reuters reported, two Moroccan students deported from Italy
were suspected of plotting to assassinate the pope, strengthening
suspicions that affiliates of Al Qaeda in North Africa were seeking
potential recruits in Italy and arranging financing for attacks
elsewhere in Europe.
Britain is currently assessing the threats to its security, according
to a speech on Thursday by Jonathan Evans, the head of MI5, the
domestic security service. Britain has frequently been on high terror
alerts since July 2005, when four suicide bombers killed 52 people in
attacks on the London transit system.
In the speech, Mr. Evans said that the authorities had revised an
earlier view that dissident groups in Northern Ireland would present an
increasingly feeble threat as peace takes root in the British province.
“On the contrary, we have seen a persistent rise in terrorist activity
and ambition in Northern Ireland over the last three years,” he said.
He also said that of all conspiracies against Britain, the proportion
emanating from Al Qaeda in Pakistan’s remote tribal areas had fallen to
around 50 percent from around 75 percent three years ago as the
authorities have detected increased terrorist activity among Qaeda
affiliates in Somalia and Yemen.
There was no indication, however, that those remarks directly presaged
the reported threat to the pope.
While the police said that Benedict’s itinerary had not been disrupted,
reporters on the ground said his schedule seemed to have slipped
somewhat with unusual, if brief, delays after word of the arrests
emerged.
The pope arrived in London late Thursday after flying from Rome, then
went to Scotland. Speaking to reporters on his plane, he said that
church leaders had not been “sufficiently vigilant” or “sufficiently
swift and decisive” in cracking down on sexual abusers.
Benedict’s is the first state visit to Britain by a pope in which he
met with the queen and political establishment as a fellow head of
state. In 1982, John Paul II paid a pastoral visit to Britain but did
not meet Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and was received by the queen
privately.
"Muslims wreak havoc in UK around the Pope's visit to the Anglican
Church"????
Don't you mean "suspected Muslim terrorists"???- Hide quoted text -
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The second 2 numbers are the list of dead-injured

Date Country City Killed Injured Description
2010.09.14 Ingushetia Nazran 0 1 An imam who spoke out against
Islamic
terrorism is quickly neutralized by a car bomb.
2010.09.13 India Poonch 1 0 Islamic terrorists abduct a civilian from
his home and murder him.
2010.09.13 India Pulwama 1 0 Lashkar-e-Toiba radicals intrude into a
local soldier's home and shoot him to death.
2010.09.13 Pakistan Kurram 6 4 A half dozen people are sent to Allah
by suspected Tarik-e-Taliban bombers.
2010.09.13 Iraq Baghdad 4 6 Four Iraqis are murdered in separate
Mujahideen attacks, including a father in front of his family.
2010.09.12 Iraq Baquba 2 1 Two Iraqis are blown up by Jihadi bombers.
2010.09.12 Iraq Hudayyeb 1 1 Two men are shot, one of them an elderly
man by his own al-Qaeda sons.
2010.09.12 Iraq Buhriz 1 3 A woman and two children are among the
casualties of a vicious bombing.
2010.09.12 Afghanistan Helmand 2 12 Two locals are taken down by a
bomb. A rocket attack elsewhere injures ten family members.
2010.09.12 Dagestan Makhachkala 1 0 Muslim extremists shoot a man to
death in his car.
2010.09.12 Indonesia Batak 0 2 Holy Warriors beat a pastor with a
board and stab a worshipper in the stomach as there are on their way
to church.
2010.09.12 Somalia Mogadishu 5 24 Five Somalis are blown to bits when
Islamic militia detonate a bomb outside a mosque.
2010.09.11 Iraq Baghdad 2 4 Two Iraqis die from splinter injuries
after Jihadis send rockets into a commercial district.
2010.09.10 Ingushetia Nazran 1 0 Muslim separatists shoot a man to
death outside an auto repair shop.
2010.09.10 Dagestan Makhachkala 1 0 An off-duty cop is gunned down at
his father's home by Islamic radicals.
2010.09.09 Iraq Baghdad 3 10 Three Iraqis are taken out by Jihadi car
bombers.
2010.09.09 Russia Vladikavkaz 17 123 A Shahid drives an explosives-
laden vehicle into a market, blasting seventeen shoppers to bits.
2010.09.09 Pakistan Quetta 5 4 A suicide bomber detonates inside an
official's home, taking five lives.
2010.09.09 Yemen Moudia 3 4 al-Qaeda assault a military checkpoint,
killing three Yemenis.
2010.09.09 Iraq Muqdadiya 1 1 A cleric is beheaded and set on fire by
Freedom Fighters.
2010.09.09 Iraq Diyala 1 0 A woman is beheaded in her own home by
suspected al-Qaeda 'insurgents'.
2010.09.09 Pakistan Kurram 10 4 Militants murder ten bus passengers
with an explosive device.
2010.09.09 Somalia Mogadishu 9 3 Five Fedayeen suicide bombers storm
an airport and kill nine others, including two women.
2010.09.09 Iraq Abu Ghraib 1 0 A policeman is killed in his own home
by terrorists.
2010.09.09 Pakistan Khyber 3 0 Three laborers working in a forest are
abducted and murdered by Tehreek-e-Taliban.
2010.09.09 Dagestan Derbent 2 0 Two men are gunned down in separate
Mujahideen attacks.
2010.09.09 Iraq Baghdad 2 2 Two people are reportedly killed when
gunmen open fire on an Anglican church in an incident tied to a
threatened Quran burning.
2010.09.09 Thailand Yala 1 0 Muslim separatists shoot a 52-year-old
Buddhist in the head then kick his body under a bridge.
2010.09.08 Iraq Baghdad 3 19 Three people are killed by a car bomb
blast.
2010.09.08 Iraq Kirkuk 4 10 Four people are mudered by Islamic
bombers.
2010.09.08 Pakistan Khyber 4 0 Four political activists are shot to
death by suspected Taliban.
2010.09.08 Iraq Baghdad 3 12 A Shahid suicide bomber takes out three
Iraqis.
2010.09.08 Nigeria Bauchi 4 8 Boko Haram Islamists assault a prison,
killing two employees and two civilians.
2010.09.07 Iraq Baghdad 2 6 Mujahid manage to take down two Iraqis
with a roadside bomb.
2010.09.07 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A young Buddhist is gunned down in
an Muslim drive-by attack.
2010.09.07 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Two middle aged Buddhist teachers,
husband and wife, are murdered by Islamic radicals.
2010.09.07 Iraq Mosul 1 0 A woman is shot to death by Muslim
terrorists.
2010.09.07 Pakistan Punjab 2 0 Terrorists murder a man and his
nephew.
2010.09.07 Russia Baksanenok 1 0 Suspected Islamists assassinate a
judge.
2010.09.07 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 A TV anchor who tried to end sectarian
violence is shot outside his home by a sectarian faction.
2010.09.07 Iraq Samarra 3 0 A married couple are among three family
members slain in their home by Sunni gunmen.
2010.09.07 Pakistan Hangu 1 2 A police officer succumbs to injury
after clinging to life for a few days following an Islamist bombing.
2010.09.06 Tajikistan Dushanbe 0 7 Fundamentalists toss a bomb into a
disco.
2010.09.06 Afghanistan Kabul 1 0 A 45-year-old news anchor is the
target of a 'brutal beheading' near his home.
2010.09.06 Iraq Samarra 5 0 Five construction workers building a
youth
center are stabbed and shot to death in a barbaric Mujahideen attack.
2010.09.06 Pakistan Quetta 1 0 The body of a lawyer is found riddled
with bullets six weeks after his abduction.
2010.09.06 Thailand Pattani 2 0 A janitor is among two civilians
assassinated by Muslim gunmen in separate attacks.
2010.09.06 Thailand Yala 1 0 A middle-aged woman is shot to death by
Mujahid while walking home.
2010.09.06 Pakistan Lakki Marwat 19 46 Nine schoolchildren are among
nineteen innocent lives snuffed out by Holy Warrior suicide bombers.
2010.09.06 Pakistan Kohat 21 40 Women and children are most of the
two
dozen victims in a powerful suicide blast on their residential
compound.
2010.09.06 Algeria Skikda 3 2 al-Qaeda murder three local cops with a
roadside bomb.
2010.09.06 Afghanistan Baghlan 2 0 The Taliban kill a district
governor and his bodyguard in an ambush.
2010.09.06 Afghanistan Paktika 3 5 Freedom fighters shoot three
children to death.
2010.09.06 Algeria Tebessa 2 0 Fundamentalists kill two local
security
personnel with a bomb.
2010.09.05 Yemen Abyan 3 0 Three people are shot to death in an al-
Qaeda ambush.
2010.09.05 Dagestan Buinaksk 5 36 A Shahid suicide car bomber sends
five other souls to Allah.
2010.09.05 Pakistan Punjab 1 0 An oil rig driver is killed by Islamic
snipers.
2010.09.05 Nigeria Borno 2 4 A trader is among two men shot to death
by Boko Haram Islamists.
2010.09.05 Iraq Baghdad 12 36 Six Fedayeen attack a government
building, killing a dozen Iraqis.
2010.09.04 Pakistan Sindh 2 0 The wife and nephew of a police officer
are murdered by suspected radicals.
2010.09.04 Thailand Pattani 1 1 Islamist open fire on two civilians
riding a motorcycle, killing one.
2010.09.04 Afghanistan Ghazni 1 0 Sunni extremists behead a Shia
businessman.
2010.09.04 Dagestan Makhachkala 1 3 Terrorists manage to kill one
person with a car bomb.
2010.09.04 Aghanistan Faryab 3 5 Three local cops are exterminated in
a brutal ambush.
2010.09.04 Afghanistan Kunduz 7 17 A child is among seven murdered by
a Shahid suicide bomber outside a butcher shop.
2010.09.04 Afghanistan Kandahar 3 11 Three civilians including a
child
are blown to bits by a Fedayeen martyr.
2010.09.03 Pakistan Peshawar 1 3 Muslim militants slay a local cop
with a roadside bomber.
2010.09.03 Tajikistan Khujand 2 25 A suicide bomber injures twenty-
five and kills 2.
2010.09.03 Pakistan Mardan 1 2 A Sunni suicide bomber detonates at an
Ahmadiyya (minority sect) mosque, killing one.
2010.09.03 Pakistan Quetta 73 149 Over sixty innocents are
slaughtered
when a suicide bomber targets a Shia procession.
2010.09.03 Azerbaijan Gumbashly 1 1 One dead as a 'religious dispute'
between mosque members results in gunfire.
2010.09.03 Iraq Mosul 1 0 An imam is gunned down outside his mosque
by
Religion of Peace rivals.
2010.09.03 Somalia Galgala 5 0 At least five Puntland soliders are
killed in an ambush by Islamic militants.
2010.09.03 Iraq Baghdad 4 4 Four Iraqis are shot or blown up around
the country by Mujahideen.
2010.09.02 Sudan Tabra 74 79 Janjiweed militia on camels sweep
through
a market and slaughter over seventy people, including eighteen
children.
2010.09.02 Thailand Pattani 1 1 A 35-year-old man is murdered in an
Islamist drive-by.
2010.09.02 Pakistan Bajaur 1 2 A female teacher is shot to death by
Holy Warriors.
2010.09.02 Pakistan Kyber 1 0 Mujahideen kidnap and brutally murder a
taxi driver returning from a friend's funeral.
2010.09.02 Iraq Baghdad 2 0 A taxi driver and senior education
ministry official are gunned down in separate attacks.
2010.09.02 Iraq Baiji 2 5 Suspected al-Qaeda shoot two opponents to
death.
2010.09.02 Pakistan Turbat 2 8 Sunni gunmen open fire on a bus full
of
Shia pilgrims, killing at least two.
2010.09.01 Afghanistan Kandahar 2 2 Two Afghans are blown to bits by
a
Taliban bomb hidden on a motorcycle.
2010.09.01 Iraq Mosul 3 6 A woman is among three Iraqis taken down by
a Jihadi bombing and shooting attack.
2010.09.01 Thailand Pattani 2 0 A Buddhist couple in their 50's are
brutally murdered by Jihadi gunmen.
2010.09.01 Afghanistan Helmand 0 15 Fifteen people at a market are
badly injured, many with limbs torn from their bodies, by a Taliban
blast.
2010.09.01 Pakistan Lahore 43 270 Over thirty Shia pilgrims in a
procession are dismantled by a car bomb blast and two Sunni suicide
bombers.
2010.09.01 Algeria Boumerdes 2 26 A Fedayeen suicide bomber kills two
local soldiers and injures dozens more.
2010.09.01 Thailand Yala 1 0 A 49-year-old security worker is shot to
death as he is riding home from work.
2010.09.01 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 A young mother is burned to death by
her in-laws in a suspected honor killing.
2010.09.01 Israel Samaria 0 2 A rabbi and his wife are shot by
Palestinian terrorists while riding in their car.
2010.08.31 Iraq Mosul 2 1 Two brothers are shot to death by suspected
Mujahideen.
2010.08.31 Afghanistan Kabul 3 12 Three supreme court employees are
riddled with bullets by Holy Warriors.
2010.08.31 Afghanistan Badakhshan 3 0 Three Oxmam humanitarian
workers
are taken out in a brutal roadside blast.
2010.08.31 Afghanistan Kabul 11 0 Eleven US troops on security patrol
are killed in three roadside bombings.
2010.08.31 India Bandipora 1 2 An Indian soldier is ambushed and
killed by Pakistani terrorists.
2010.08.31 India Kishtwar 1 0 A cop is murdered inside his home by
Hizb-ul- Mujahideen.
2010.08.31 Pakistan Kurram 7 1 At least one woman and two children
are
among seven murdered in two home invasions by Religion of Peace
radicals.
2010.08.31 Somalia Las Anod 1 0 A man is shot outside his doorstep by
Islamic militia.
2010.08.31 Somalia Mogadishu 8 14 Five men and three women are taken
down by al-Shabaab bombers.
2010.08.31 Israel Hebron 4 0 A pregnant woman is among four young
Jews
gunned down in cold blood by Hamas terrorists.
2010.08.30 Afghanistan Helman 1 0 An Estonian solder is murdered by
Taliban bombers.
2010.08.30 Afghanistan Jalalabad 1 3 The Taliban assassinate a local
official with a bomb.
2010.08.30 Afghanistan Marjah 2 1 Two civilians are shot to death at
a
mosque by fundamentalists.
2010.08.30 Iraq Baghdad 1 3 Jihadi car bombers kill a civilian.
2010.08.30 Somalia Mogadishu 4 8 Four guards at the presidential
palace are killed during an al-Shabaab mortar attack.
2010.08.29 Iraq Mosul 5 12 A woman is among five Iraqis murdered by
Islamic terrorists.
2010.08.29 Philippines Bukidnon 0 2 'Irate Muslims' throw a grenade
into a Catholic church during mass.
2010.08.29 Chechnya Tsentoroi 7 5 A wave of armed Islamists attack a
village, killing at least seven.
2010.08.29 Thailand Pattani 2 0 A middle-aged Buddhist couple are
shot
to death in their pickup by Islamic separatists.
2010.08.29 Pakistan Khyber 2 4 The Taliban kill two local soldiers
with a roadside bomb.
2010.08.29 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A 2-year-old boy dies after being
shot in the head by Muslim militants.
2010.08.29 Afghanistan Kabul 6 0 Five election workers and a
candidate
are kidnapped and murdered by Taliban freedom fighters.
2010.08.28 Pakistan Khyber 1 0 A local soldier is kidnapped and shot
full of holes by Mujahideen.
2010.08.28 Yemen Abyan 10 2 Ten local soldiers are ambushed and
killed
by terrorists who burn their bodies while chanting 'Allah akbar.'
2010.08.28 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A 40-year-old man is shot in the
head by Muslim militants.
2010.08.27 Iraq Mosul 1 0 The body of a Christian man is found
several
days after he is kidnapped.
2010.08.27 Iraq Shurqat 3 3 A suspected al-Qaeda attack leaves three
dead.
2010.08.27 Iraq Baaj 3 0 Three Iraqis are gunned down by Muhahid.
2010.08.27 Iraq Mahaweel 2 0 A blast takes down two civilians.
2010.08.27 Thailand Yala 1 0 A young woman is shot to death by
Religion of Peace proponents.
2010.08.27 Iraq Kirkuk 1 3 A child is taken down by Islamic bombers.
2010.08.27 Iraq Mosul 2 0 A middle-aged Buddhist couple is brutally
murdered by Muslim gunmen as they are returning from market.
2010.08.27 Pakistan Ghaziabad 1 0 A 35-year-old mother of three is
killed by her brother on suspicion of unauthorized sex.
2010.08.27 Nigeria Borno 3 0 Boko Haram Islamists shoot three
policemen to death in two drive-bys.
2010.08.27 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 21-year-old man is murdered by
Muslim gunmen.
2010.08.26 Somalia Mogadishu 14 8 Fourteen Somalis are shredded by
two
al-Shabaab bomb blasts.
2010.08.26 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 42-year-old civilian dies from
injuries after being shot twice in the chest by Muslim militants.
2010.08.26 Afghanistan Kunduz 8 1 Eight policemen are machine-gunned
to death by Taliban ambushers.
2010.08.26 Iraq Mosul 4 11 Children are among the casualties in a
series of Mujahideen attacks.
2010.08.26 Iraq Muqdadiya 6 0 Six Sunnis are gunned down by suspected
al-Qaeda.
2010.08.26 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 52-year-old man is killed in a
Muslim ambush.
2010.08.26 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A 30-year-old teacher is shot to
death by Islamic radicals while leaving school.
2010.08.26 Thailand Yala 1 0 Muslim terrorists gun down a Buddhist
railway worker.
2010.08.26 Philippines Balili 4 0 Maranao Muslims pull four people
off
a bus and shoot them to death.
2010.08.26 Pakistan Bajaur 1 0 Islamists murder the son of a
surrendered militant.
2010.08.25 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 57-year-old rubber tapper is killed
by drive-by Jihadis.
2010.08.25 Yemen Zinjibar 4 1 al-Qaeda gunmen on motorcycles massacre
four security men in a drive-by.
2010.08.25 Pakistan Bajaur 1 0 Islamic militants shoot a tax
collector
to death on his way home.
2010.08.25 Iraq Baghdad 63 277 Jihadis take out over sixty Iraqis in
a
series of coordinated blasts from Basra to Kut.
2010.08.25 Afghanistan Badghis 3 0 Two Spanish soldiers training
local
cops are shot to death along with their translator by their driver.
2010.08.25 Pakistan Mohmand 2 2 A mother and her 9-year-old child are
brutally murdered by Islamist gunmen.
2010.08.25 Pakistan Swat 3 6 Three Christian aid workers helping
flood
victims are kidnapped and murdered by Islamic fundamentalists.
2010.08.24 Pakistan Bajaur 1 0 A young man is abducted and murdered
by
Tehreek-e-Taliban.
2010.08.24 Iraq Baghdad 3 0 A man at a market and another in his home
are among three gunned down by Muslim assassins.
2010.08.24 Iraq Baqubah 3 13 Three Iraqis are taken out by a Fedayeen
suicide bomber.
2010.08.24 Somalia Mogadishu 33 150 A barbaric assault on a hotel by
Muslim terrorists leaves women, children and more than a dozen
visiting lawmakers dead.
2010.08.24 Pakistan Peshawar 1 0 A peace activist and father is
killed
in captivity by Sunni militants.
2010.08.24 Iraq Fallujah 2 2 Two children are successfully killed by
Mujahideen bombers in a blast that also leaves their mother wounded.
2010.08.24 Mali Bamako 1 0 An older pensioner taken prisoner by al-
Qaeda is murdered in captivity.
2010.08.23 Pakistan Landikotal 2 0 Local Taliban burn two men alive
in
their truck.
2010.08.23 Thailand Pattani 2 4 Two civilians are machine-gunned to
death by Muslim insurgents in separate attacks.
2010.08.23 Pakistan South Waziristan 26 40 A suicide bomber at a
seminary sends two-dozen other souls to Allah.
2010.08.23 Pakistan Kurram 8 10 Islamist bombers take out seven
tribal
elders and a teacher at a school.
2010.08.23 Iraq Baghdad 3 15 A mortar attack and separate bombing at
a
coffee shop leave three dead.
2010.08.23 Iraq Baiji 7 0 Suspected al-Qaeda shoot seven oil workers
to death.
2010.08.23 Pakistan Matni 3 3 Three people are blown to bits by
Mujahid bombers at a market
2010.08.22 Pakistan Peshawar 1 3 A civilian is taken down in a
militant ambush.
2010.08.22 Tajikistan Dushanbe 5 1 Islamic militants beat five prison
guards to death.
2010.08.22 Iraq Mussayab 1 11 One employee is killed when a sectarian
bomb blast rips through a store.
2010.08.22 India Pulwama 1 0 Islamic radicals murder the son of a
welfare employee.
2010.08.22 Pakistan Dera Ismail Khan 1 0 Sunni terrorists gun down an
innocent Shia father of two young children.
2010.08.22 India Kulgam 2 0 A mother and her teen daughter are
brutally murdered in their own home by Religion of Peace gunmen.
2010.08.21 Dagestan Kizlyar 1 3 Children are among the casualties
when
Jihadis attempt to blow up a passing car.
2010.08.21 Ethiopia Addis Ababa 0 1 A popular church leader is
brutally assaulted by Muslims with wooden clubs.
2010.08.21 Afghanistan Paktika 8 5 Eight Afghans are murdered by
Taliban bombers in two attacks.
2010.08.21 Afghanistan Helmand 6 0 Six Afghan cops are bound and
executed by religious hardliners.
2010.08.21 Iraq Baghdad 3 1 Three cops are taken down by Islamic
terrorists in separate attacks.
2010.08.21 Pakistan Baghlia 6 5 Six members of a peace committee are
blow to bits by Mujahid bombers.
2010.08.21 Afghanistan Heart 2 0 Two men are shot to death by the
Taliban (the second in Kandahar).
2010.08.20 Pakistan Sanghar 1 0 A leader of the peaceful Ahmadi sect
is shot in the head by orthodox Sunni.
2010.08.20 Afghanistan Kandahar 1 0 A civilian is brutally executed
and tied between two roadside bombs by the Taliban.
2010.08.20 Afghanistan Helmand 30 17 Some thirty workers and guards
are massacred when Islamic fundamentalists assault a construction
company.
2010.08.20 Yemen Loder 11 0 Eleven local soldiers are killed when al-
Qaeda militants fire a rocket into a passing vehicle.
2010.08.20 Iraq Baghdad 3 6 Jihadis shoot an electrical worker to
death and take out two other civilians with a bomb.
2010.08.20 Pakistan Dera Ismail Khan 2 1 Islamic militants are
suspected of gunning down two cops.
2010.08.20 Thailand Yala 1 0 A 63-year-old civilian is shot to death
by Muslim terrorists.
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LONDON — As Pope Benedict XVI embarked on some of the most symbolic
overtures of his state visit to London, the British police arrested
five men early Friday on terrorism charges related to his stay here but
gave no specific details of any threat against him.
On a day when Benedict became the first pope to set foot on some of the
most hallowed ground of the Anglican Church and British secular
authority, the police and the Vatican said he would not change his
long-planned itinerary because of the arrest of what the municipal
authorities in central London described as five street cleaners. News
reports said they were Algerians working in an area the pope was set to
visit.
After the arrests, the British police were “satisfied that our current
policing plan is appropriate” to ensure the pope’s safety, a police
spokeswoman said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of
police rules. Britain’s broader terrorism threat assessment level was
not increased.
On the second day of a four-day visit partly overshadowed by the sexual
abuse crisis enfolding the Roman Catholic Church and partly evoking the
Vatican’s historically troubled relationship with the Church of
England, the pope visited with Rowan Williams, the archbishop of
Canterbury and spiritual head of the Anglican Communion that grew from
the 16th-century schism when Henry VIII broke with Rome. The meeting
took place at Lambeth Palace, the archbishop’s official seat.
Speaking alongside the archbishop, the pope renewed criticism of
increasing secularism, saying “the surrounding culture is growing ever
more distant from its Christian roots, despite a deep and widespread
hunger for spiritual nourishment.”
Later, Benedict was to address a panoply of the nation’s political
leaders — including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, a high-profile
convert to Catholicism — in the ornate chamber of Westminster Hall
within the Houses of Parliament.
Historically, the vaulted, medieval hall carries heady symbolism. It
was there that Sir Thomas More, a Catholic, was tried and convicted of
treason in 1535. He was subsequently executed. In 1935, Pope Pius XI
canonized him on the 400th anniversary of his death.
Later on Friday, the pope and the archbishop planned to mark a moment
of ecumenical symbolism, praying together in a display of unity at
Westminster Abbey, the spiritual heart of the Church of England. But
the arrests seemed to inject a jarring note into a day planned as a
display of harmony and reconciliation.
The police spokeswoman said that counterterrorism officers raided
offices in central London at 5:45 a.m. and that five men, between 26
and 50 years old, were in custody “on suspicion of the commission,
preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.” It was not clear if
the arrests were precautionary or related to a conspiracy actually
under way.
Police officers subsequently searched offices and homes in north and
east London, but no “hazardous materials” were reported to have been
found.
The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, told reporters that
the pope had been informed of the threat while meeting Catholic
schoolchildren at Saint Mary’s University chapel at Twickenham, in
southwest London, on Friday morning.
“We have complete trust in the police,” Father Lombardi said. “The
police are taking the necessary measures, there is no need to change
plans.”
He added: “The situation is not particularly dangerous. The pope is
happy about this trip, and calm.”
Concern about papal security has persisted since a Turkish gunman,
Mehmet Ali Agca, tried to kill Benedict’s predecessor, John Paul II, in
St. Peter’s Square in Rome in May 1981. Since then, the pope has
traveled with a significant security detail, protected by bulletproof
glass on his “popemobile” and by bodyguards alongside it. His convoy
was escorted on Friday by a about dozen motorcycle outriders. For all
that, Benedict mingled openly with schoolchildren when he arrived in
southwest London on Friday.
In April, Reuters reported, two Moroccan students deported from Italy
were suspected of plotting to assassinate the pope, strengthening
suspicions that affiliates of Al Qaeda in North Africa were seeking
potential recruits in Italy and arranging financing for attacks
elsewhere in Europe.
Britain is currently assessing the threats to its security, according
to a speech on Thursday by Jonathan Evans, the head of MI5, the
domestic security service. Britain has frequently been on high terror
alerts since July 2005, when four suicide bombers killed 52 people in
attacks on the London transit system.
In the speech, Mr. Evans said that the authorities had revised an
earlier view that dissident groups in Northern Ireland would present an
increasingly feeble threat as peace takes root in the British province.
“On the contrary, we have seen a persistent rise in terrorist activity
and ambition in Northern Ireland over the last three years,” he said.
He also said that of all conspiracies against Britain, the proportion
emanating from Al Qaeda in Pakistan’s remote tribal areas had fallen to
around 50 percent from around 75 percent three years ago as the
authorities have detected increased terrorist activity among Qaeda
affiliates in Somalia and Yemen.
There was no indication, however, that those remarks directly presaged
the reported threat to the pope.
While the police said that Benedict’s itinerary had not been disrupted,
reporters on the ground said his schedule seemed to have slipped
somewhat with unusual, if brief, delays after word of the arrests
emerged.
The pope arrived in London late Thursday after flying from Rome, then
went to Scotland. Speaking to reporters on his plane, he said that
church leaders had not been “sufficiently vigilant” or “sufficiently
swift and decisive” in cracking down on sexual abusers.
Benedict’s is the first state visit to Britain by a pope in which he
met with the queen and political establishment as a fellow head of
state. In 1982, John Paul II paid a pastoral visit to Britain but did
not meet Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and was received by the queen
privately.
"Muslims wreak havoc in UK around the Pope's visit to the Anglican
Church"????
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Hamas PLC Speaker Ahmad Bahr: 2.5 Million Virgins Await the Prophets,
the Righteous, and the Martyrs in a Single Palace in the Garden of
Eden

In a recent speech, Hamas PLC Speaker Ahmad Bahr, extolling the
virtues of martyrdom and Jihad, said that 2.5 million black-eyed
virgins were waiting at the gates of a single palace in the Garden of
Eden, a palace which could be entered only by prophets, by the
righteous, and by martyrs:"In the Garden of Eden, there is a
palace...
with 500 gates. At every gate, there are 5,000 black-eyed virgins.'
Brothers, 500 multiplied by 5,000 is 2.5 million."


In the speech, aired on the Hamas-owned Al-Aqsa TV on September 5,
2010, Bahr also said: "When a man is having sex with his wife, he
should be praying for a son who would wage Jihad for the sake of
Allah... As long as we continue on this path, nobody on Earth will be
able to confront the resistance, or to confront the mujahideen, those
who worship Allah and seek martyrdom."


2.5 Million Virgins Await Prophets, the Righteous, and Martyrs


Ahmad Bahr: "It is said that 'Omar [Ibn Al-Khattab] wished to become
a
martyr. It is said that one day, 'Omar addressed the people: 'In the
Garden of Eden, there is a palace – hear me well, brothers – with 500
gates. At every gate, there are 5,000 black-eyed virgins.' Brothers,
500 multiplied by 5,000 is 2.5 million. [...]


"He said that only prophets may enter this palace. He looked at the
tomb of the Prophet Muhammad, and said: 'Blessings, oh Messenger of
Allah. Only the prophets and the righteous may enter the palace.'
Then
he turned to the tomb of Abu Bakr, and said: 'Blessings on your
martyrdom for the sake of Allah.' Then 'Omar said: 'Martyrs [enter
the
palace] too.' Then 'Omar said, as if to himself: 'Blessed be your
martyrdom, oh 'Omar.' [...]"


The Israeli-Palestinian Talks "Are Aimed at Uprooting Islam and the
Resistance Here in Palestine, in Gaza"


"Ibn Hajar explicated a hadith, saying: When a man is having sex with
his wife, he should be praying for a son who would wage Jihad for the
sake of Allah. If this is the culture of the nation today, who will
be
able to stop it? Brothers, on the Night of Al-Qadr, bestowed upon us
by Allah, I say to you: As long as we continue on this path, nobody
on
Earth will be able to confront the resistance, or to confront the
mujahideen, those who worship Allah and seek martyrdom.


"I say to you, loud and clear: the negotiations, conducted first in
the U.S., then in Sharm Al-Sheikh, and wherever, are aimed at
uprooting Islam and the resistance here in Palestine, in Gaza. [...]"
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