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To Our British Brothers and Sisters by tucsonmike on 13 August 2006 5:21am
 
Especially those in the Metropolitan Police. Thank you for foiling that insidious plot.
 
Re: To Our British Brothers and Sisters by canaveralgumby on 13 August 2006 6:30pm
 
AMEN to that!

At least BRITISH Intelligence is not an oxymoron!

Meanwhile, a week before, the US military discharged an Arabic interpreter because someone "told" about his homosexuality. Because it's more important to keep gays out of the military than to have enough Arabic linguists to sort through the data.
 
Re: To Our British Brothers and Sisters by tucsonmike on 13 August 2006 7:45pm
 
Doesn't make you wonder Cori? Where ARE we headed? We'll get bombed constantly but we'll go to church.
 
Re: To Our British Brothers and Sisters by Spursfan on 13 August 2006 9:00pm
 
Thank you Mike - well ok I'm not in the police or anything but thank you on their behalf, and everyone else in the UK.

As someone who has flown to the States 3 times (once during the 2nd Gulf war) and once to Mexico refuelling in Florida, it almost makes me physically sick to think of what MIGHT have happened if the plot had not been foiled.

However, as someone said, we would be silly to think that was that.

And to think Islam is really a PEACEFUL religion!!
 
Re: To Our British Brothers and Sisters by bandgeek512 on 13 August 2006 9:31pm
 
Here, here!
 
Re: To Our British Brothers and Sisters by Tauriel on 14 August 2006 3:50pm
 
I'm glad that they prevented a terrible tragedy.

However, it's interesting how they make such a big fuzz over it - as if they tried to drag our attention from other matters. Hmm...
 
Re: To Our British Brothers and Sisters by intrepid on 14 August 2006 8:02pm
 
Some numbers and proportions: The average 20-year-old adult has 100,000 hairs on his scalp.

Take 13,000 (unshaved) 20-year-old adults and line them up. Among these 13,000 people standing before you, there are 1,300,000,000 individual strands of hair. The number of individual hairs on the scalps of 13,000 average 20-year-olds is the same as the number of Muslims there are in the world today.

If you count all- and I mean EVERY SINGLE one of the Muslims who have carried out terrorist actions in the last 30 years, how many hairs from those 13,000 scalps do you think they represent? How about the grossly inflated figure of 5 million (50 scalps)? That exaggerated number is .38% of the total. I guarantee that whatever the actual number of Islamic terrorists is, it ain't enough to make an accurate judgement on the peacefulness of Islam.

1 billion, three hundred million Muslims. Any idea of what proportion of those thirteen times a thousand times a thousand times a thousand people have never killed anybody?
 
Re: To Our British Brothers and Sisters by Spursfan on 14 August 2006 9:33pm
 
Islam is a peaceful religion no matter how many hairs are involved!!!!

 
Re: To Our British Brothers and Sisters by perfectbitch on 15 August 2006 6:42pm
 
I read a story about a little 8 year old girl who was refused a passport on the grounds that her photograph was unacceptable. She had a sun dress on and the pass port office said that should she travel to a muslim country, they would be offended by the sight of her bare shoulders. I cannot believe this excessive political correctness by our officialdom. I really makes an extremely delicate situation much worse. Just another incident which will be jumped on by the BNP and other racists. Linz
 
Re: To Our British Brothers and Sisters by Spursfan on 15 August 2006 8:10pm
 
Grrr! She was presumably getting a UK passport - which last time I checked was NOT a muslim country!! It should make no difference, within reason, as to what the person is wearing (I say this because obviously the face should not be covered or anything)and at age 8, well that is just stupid.

I hear that muslim leaders in the UK want bank hols to celebrate their festivals and for Sharia law to be in place in the UK (presumably justy for muslims). Well I don't want to come across as rascist or anything (my father-in-law was a muslim though my husband was born christian) BUT what a cheek!! They come to our country and then expect to have things the way they would have been in their own country!!

 



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