Good News: Up to 20 Female Suicide Bombers on the Loose in the UK

I'm not exactly sure what to make of this British tabloid article on a police sweep that netted dozens of women in the UK who were involved in what looks like a massive suicide bombing plot. There's no real time frame given for the events, but it appears that a number of women were arrested, let go, and then followed in order to map out the terrorist networks they were embedded in. After which dozens more were put under surveillance.

The scary part is that women as young as 17 were recruited as suicide bombers. I take that back, the real scary part is that the article claims that at least 20 more potential suicide bombers are on the loose and in the UK.

The thinking is that because officers feared "Muslim sensitivities" that women in burkas were much less likely to be given security scrutiny. If true, it's like the UK is living in bizarro world:

But it is feared there are at least 20 of the Black Widow bombers still at large and ready to carry out their deadly missions.


A senior security source said: ďThe terrorists rely on a woman in a black flowing dress not being stopped. They canít be searched easily because of their strict rules and itís hard to see what they are hiding under their robes.


ďA lot of people would think twice about searching them for fear of offending religious rules or being accused of sexual harassment or indecency."

I know we're always being warned that if you profile people then the bad guys will just recruit people who don't meet the profile. But, then again, if you don't profile people their recruiting efforts just become that much easier.

UPDATE: Oh, this explains a lot -- Police covered up violent efforts to turn London areas Islamic

Posted by: Rusty at 11:31 AM

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