Another non-existent “terror plot” in Britain

This video from Britain is called Salma Yaqoob condemns UK deportation of Pakistani men innocent of alleged terrorism.

By Julie Hyland in Britain:

Britain: Another “terror scare” revealed as baseless

28 April 2009

Only the most damning political conclusions can be drawn from the admission that 12 people rounded up in a major terror scare in Britain have all been released without charge.

Once again hysterical claims of an impending terrorist atrocity have proven baseless.

The 12 men—11 Pakistani nationals and one Briton—were arrested on April 8 in a series of high-profile swoops in Liverpool and Manchester.

Armed anti-terror police raided several premises in an operation that Prime Minister Gordon Brown claimed had uncovered a “very big plot” against the UK.

One young man was arrested by officers carrying machine guns as he ate his lunch outside Liverpool’s John Moores University (ten of the men are students at various northwest colleges and universities). Two other men were detained at the DIY store where they worked.

The media claimed the men had been planning to carry out a series of Al Qaeda-type explosions—potentially including suicide bombings—over the Easter holidays, targeting major public venues.

Despite holding the men for up to 13 days, searching their homes, computers and personal papers, police found nothing to substantiate these claims. It transpires that not only was no terrorist attack “imminent,” there is no evidence it was even in preparation. The Crown Prosecution Service has concluded there are no grounds for any charges and police failed to convince magistrates that they should hold the men any longer. Police can detain people for up to 28 days without charge under Britain’s anti-terror laws.

The men appear to be so blameless that there is no evidence of any misdemeanour. But that has not stopped police handing over the Pakistani nationals to the UK Border Agency for deportation.

See also here.

Jury finds men not guilty of conspiring with four bombers over London 2005 explosions that killed 52: here.

Last week, following a retrial, 3 men were found not guilty of helping to plan the London terrorist bombings in July 2005: here.

THE families of those killed in the July 7 2005 London bombings called for a full public inquiry on Wednesday after three men charged in connection with the bombings were cleared of all charges: here.

Campaigners demanding the truth behind the 2005 London Bombings accused the state yesterday of using a series of outrageous machinations to conceal vital evidence from the public: here.

Figures published showed that local councils used Orwellian snooping powers to monitor emails and phone data over half a million times in the last year alone: here.

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