An interesting use of words from the Express…
ISLAMIC terrorists disguised as street cleaners allegedly hatched an audacious plot to blow up the Pope.
Six men have been arrested in relation to a plot to assassinate the Pope. Allegedly. The Express from the first line of the above article acknowledges that they might not have been planning to help the pope meet his boss, but in the wording used the Express is saying for definate that these guys are Islamist terrorists.
The Express is saying these six guys *are* terrorists but may *not* have been plotting to kill the pope.
That’s quite an interesting assertion when the information that prompted the arrests was…
…not the result of intercepts or undercover work, but was, sources said, more akin to an overheard conversation that could be interpreted as posing a threat.
So the source of the intelligence that got the ball rolling was unlikely, in my opinion, to have heard what organisation, if any, these six suspects belong to. Details of a plan maybe, but not the parent organisation.
Anyway, if these guys, from North Africa, are not terrorists, then Immigration are bound to get them…
An investigation is also under way to determine if the foreign nationals had entered Britain legally and were entitled to work here.
Curiously enough, that line only appears in the Express as well.
18/12/2010 22:20 Update.