The recent murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich has reignited the fire of the ‘war on terror’ in Britain. Initial, inaccurate reports said that the victim was beheaded with a machete by a man shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ and this started a media firestorm. Within hours the killing was labelled as terrorism and the upper echelons of government went through the absurd ritual of two COBRA meetings. Now that the initial wave of fear-filled nonsense has passed, we are in a position to ask some serious questions.
This was the first meaningful act of ‘terrorism’ in Britain since the 7/7 bombings of 2005. On 21/7, two weeks after 7/7, the ‘bombers’ had no bombs, no viable explosive devices, and despite the cut-throat defence of Manfo Asiedu (not his real name) the idea that these were failed suicide bombings is flimsy at best. Two years later, just after the jury had retired to consider their verdict in the trial of the 21/7 accused, two men drove a Jeep Cherokee into a bollard at Glasgow airport having set themselves on fire. No members of the public were injured, the only person who died in the attack was one of the culprits, and a little over a week later the jury in the 21/7 trial found four of the accused guilty. They couldn’t come to a verdict on Asiedu and he later pleaded guilty to diminished charges. In the Glasgow airport incident the second man in the jeep was convicted of conspiracy to murder but several others who were arrested were all found not guilty or had the charges against them dropped.
The following year, in May 2008 a young white man who had converted to Islam named Nicky Reilly tried to blow himself up in Exeter. He accidentally detonated his bomb in the toilets of a restaurant, managing only to injure himself and scare a few people. He pleaded guilty and received a life sentence. Reilly was a social misfit with a low IQ, learning difficulties, who suffered from Aspergers Syndrome and had spent some time in a mental health facility. As such he was extremely susceptible to manipulation, as his mother put it, ‘he would have had to have instructions or guidance from someone, there’s no way Nicky’s got the capability to do that.’ Several other people who were arrested as part of the investigation were all released and no provocateur or mastermind, either Islamic or otherwise, has ever been found…
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