Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Terrorist Suspects in Court

A local newspaper is reporting that four men were in court today on charges of terrorism. The charges are related to the raid at a Chinese restaurant and the search of a private Islamic school. One of the men is charged with receiving training for terrorism and another was found to be in possession of a firearm without a license.

In other terrorism related news, a man who was forced off a Monarch flight because other passengers thought he was a terrorist, was back in court. The man was taken off the flight because he was acting suspiciously and passengers started to refuse to fly with him on board. Muslim groups were furious about it as were their allies on the left.

However, he was sentenced to 2 years in prison for committing credit card fraud and theft. He had cloned credit cards and used them to gain almost £3,000. He also had £6,000 in cash that had been "acquired illegally".

This isn't the first time that a terror suspect was found to have committed other crimes. The suspects in the, now famous, Forest Gate raid were found to be in possession of £30,000 cash and are being investigated for benefit fraud. And one of them is also being investigated for child pornography found on his computer.

Now, I know that people are innocent until proven guilty but would it be fair to argue that people who are on the police radar often aren't squeaky clean?