Own up. Who was actually surprised the two brothers from Forest Gate were let go without charge?
Police have defended the raid and said inquiries are ongoing.
Officers are continuing their search for chemical materials elsewhere after finding nothing at the house in Lansdown Road, Forest Gate, since the operation on 2 June.
While Melanie Phillips is desperately trying to cover her tracks, Sir Ian Blair’s competence is being questioned for the 1044th time. In the last 10 days. The Guardian has some helpful stats showing why if you’d bet on the pair being terrorists then you would have been cleaned out:
According to the Home Office, up to 30 September 2005, 895 people have been arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000; of those 23 have been convicted of terrorism offences.
To those baying for blood, everyone is a potential terrorist. Better lock ‘em all up just in case. Even when…
Mrs Mohammed said: “They strip-searched my son Jamie, who was 14, and patted down my daughter, who has special needs. She had been scribbling on a piece of junk mail, and it was just squiggles, and they found it and said it was Arabic code. We had a DIY bag with hammers and stuff in it and they said that was bombmaking equipment.”
Who trains these people? Saudi Arabians?
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