Muslim Anger. Because Police tried to stop a Muslim (well he did work for the infidels) being Beheaded5 Comments Published by jonz on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 8:33 PM.
'Anger and cynicism'
Police have cordoned off roads around Jackson Road and Foxton Road, in Alum Rock, and Poplar Road and Stratford Road, in Sparkhill.
The BBC's Phil Mackie said there had been some anger and cynicism among locals who had witnessed previous terror raids in the area without anyone being charged.
And? Who gives a fuck? The "locals" who want Sharia law? Any decent societal response would be in utter shock and disgust at the alleged plot. This isn't a fucking communist or totalitarian country whereby the authorities just make things up - FFS
Baswant Kant, who lives in Stratford Road, near the junction with Poplar Road, said about 55 police officers "turned up in white vans" in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
"They went into shops and restaurants along the road - a lot of people got arrested," he said.
Saqib Hussain, of Sparkhill, said he had visited the raided book shop many times and "had never seen any suspicions of terrorist activity".
Mohamed Barber told BBC News his cousin was one of the men arrested in Alum Rock.
"We can vouch for him he is innocent. He doesn't even have time to go to Friday prayers - that's how busy he is," he added.
If any of those arrested turn out to be innocent, this should be made clearAyub Pervaz, mosque president
Abdul Ghaffoor, a regular shopper at the general store, said he had never heard politics being discussed in the shop.
Leaders at the Alum Rock Islamic Centre, the main mosque in the area, said the community was shocked at events, but urged calm and appealed to people to co-operate with the police investigation.
Ayub Pervaz, the mosque's president, said: "If people have broken the law they should be brought to justice.
"But we also appeal for no trial by media. If any of those arrested turn out to be innocent, this should be made clear."
Update: Terror arrests on their doorstep
Note: Absolutley no words or accounts from the BBC from the intended victim's family or from the British public in general. Victimhood oozing from the pages.