Sunday, July 01, 2007

More terrorism in the UK

From The New York Times:

LONDON, Sunday, July 1 — British officials raised the country’s terrorism threat alert to its highest level on Saturday after two men slammed an S.U.V. into entrance doors at Glasgow Airport and turned the vehicle into a potentially lethal fireball.

Less than 38 hours earlier the police uncovered two cars in London rigged to explode with gasoline, gas canisters and nails.

Early Sunday, after a day of fast-moving developments, the London police announced that two people had been arrested in Cheshire, in northwest England, “in connection with the events in London and Scotland.”

The arrests were in addition to those of the two occupants of the blazing car at Glasgow Airport. A witness to the attack said on BBC television that one of the car’s occupants had been ablaze from head to foot, and as he struggled with the police, “was throwing punches and shouting ‘Allah, Allah.’ ”

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Although there were questions throughout the day about whether the Glasgow vehicle crashed intentionally, by Saturday night, Sir William Rae, the chief constable of the Strathclyde area around Glasgow, said it was an act of terrorism.

Mr. Rae said one of the two men was found to be wearing a “suspicious device” at the hospital where he was being treated, and the hospital was evacuated. Mr. Rae declined to comment on reporters’ suggestions that the assailant — said to be in critical condition — had been wearing an explosive belt. A person with knowledge of the investigation, however, said that the device was a suicide belt, and also that the car contained propane canisters.

The removal of Tony Blair from the office of Prime Minister essentially signaled the British intent to surrender to the Islamists. And yet this still happens.

It would seem that if you show weakness that you do not immunise yourself against attack; rather you invite increased attacks. Remember the goal of radical Islam is not to "tame" the West so that no longer "threatens" Islam. The goal of the Islamists is to destroy the west so that it can be rebuilt in an Islamic mold.

In the past the choice given to anyone conquered by Islam was death, conversion or dhimmitude. It would seen that dhimmitude is being taken off the table.

I hope that France and Russia are paying attention.