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We all know its not the white (or black) christian male doing these things, so why dance around the subject. Bombing suspects arrested in the UK.

Eight Terror Suspects Seized Near London   

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By MICHAEL McDONOUGH, Associated Press Writer

LONDON - Police arrested eight men Tuesday and seized a half ton of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer compound that can be used to make bombs, in raids which may have prevented a major attack in London.

The arrests in and near London were "a timely reminder that the (United Kingdom) and its interests abroad remain a target," Home Secretary David Blunkett said.

The operation, with 700 officers raiding two dozen locations, resulted in the largest seizure of potential bomb-making material since the Irish Republican Army (news - web sites) suspended its campaign in 1997.

Police and government officials have been warning for months that a major attack on London was inevitable. Britain's strong support for the war in Iraq (news - web sites) makes it a prime target, and there had been fresh calls for vigilance after the Madrid train bombings earlier this month.

All the suspects were Britons and were arrested as part of an operation targeting alleged international terrorist activity, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke said.

Press Association, the British news agency, said all eight were of Pakistani descent, but police would not comment on that.

The men, aged 17-32, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

The ammonium nitrate was recovered from a self-storage facility in west London, but there was no danger to people in the area, Clarke said.

Clarke added that the operation was not connected to the Madrid train bombs or Irish republican terrorism.

Ammonium nitrate is a common fertilizer, but it can be mixed with fuel oil to make a powerful explosive. It was used in the Oct. 12, 2002 blast in Bali that killed 192 people, mostly Western tourists, and in the Oklahoma City bombing at a U.S. government building that killed more than 160 people on April 19, 1995.

Two suspects were arrested in Uxbridge, also in west London, and three in Crawley, south of the capital. One was detained in Ilford, east London, another in Slough, west of London, and another in Horley, south of the capital.

Uxbridge and Slough are near Heathrow airport, while Crawley and Horley are near Gatwick airport.

Officers conducted a total 24 searches that also targeted addresses in Reading, Luton and north London.

"The threat from terrorism remains very real," Clarke said. "The public must remain watchful and alert."

Clarke gave no details of the religious affiliation of the suspects, but he told reporters: "As we have said on many occasions in the past, we in the police service know that the overwhelming majority of the Muslim community are law abiding and completely reject all forms of violence. We have a responsibility to all communities to investigate suspected terrorist activity."


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That would be my point. It's not little old ladies and men that are doing this. It's arabic-looking people. If a bulldog is terrorizing the neighborhood and you see one nicely in a fence down the block, do you just ignore it because it looks harmless now? No, you go check it out and make sure it has been in the fence the whole time. For 3000 americans that can never be given a proper burial, its better safe than sorry. Damn your feelings.

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I agree 110%. It drives me crazy when I see an 80 year old lady being frisked in the airport because her ticket was randomly pulled. We should learn something from the Israeli's. By not profiling, we make the job much easier for the terrorists.

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