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Friday, September 17, 2010

Five Islamists arrested in assassination plot against Pope Benedict

Police have arrested five suspected Islamist terrorists, working as street cleaners in London, over an alleged plan to assassinate the Pope.

The men were arrested during raids at 5.45am at a rubbish depot in central London based on an intelligence tip off received overnight.

The suspects, aged 26, 27, 36, 40 and 50 were arrested by officers from Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
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2 comments:

ceej said...
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ceej said...

The charges have been dropped, and the men have been released.

Yes, the so-called terrorists were totally innocent, but I don't see that splashed all over the news yet.