I read an article stating that in London, the authorities have agreed to let Muslim community leaders know ahead of time, that the authorities may perform a raid on suspected terrorists. The purpose of doing this, is so that the community leaders can comment on whether they think that the evidence for the raid is flimsy or not (??!!??!!??!!??). This is political pandering at its worse, and perhaps most dangerous. I would guarantee that the voters do not agree with this. This has not been done for any other type of ethnic group (for instance, conferring with the Italian community before a mafia bust, or with the Irish community before an IRA raid in the past). Does this sound as crazy to anybody else as it does to me??????? BTW, at the end of the article (cant post it for copyright reasons) it states that in a recent poll 90% of British Muslims stated that they would NOT notify the authorities if they had knowledge of an impending terrorist attack. So what the heck is going on here??????????
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9/25/06 at 9:53am