Monday, July 02, 2007

Two More Held Over UK attacks

While information is still not complete, it appears that at least some of the bombers in the UK bomb plot were in fact foreign born Muslims. As with the 9-11 terrorist, at least some appear to be educated, making such action all the more disconcerting. The BBC is reporting in part, in fact, that two are believed to be doctors:

Two of those being held by police are believed to be doctors. Dr Mohammed Asha, 26, who worked as a junior doctor at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, was arrested on the M6 in Cheshire on Saturday night along with a 27-year-old woman thought to be his wife.

And one of the men suspected of the attack on Glasgow Airport worked as a doctor in Paisley, BBC Scotland understands. It is believed the man was employed as a locum doctor at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, just two miles from the airport building attacked on Saturday.

One has to wonder how educated individuals succumb to religious fanaticism. Although given the tens of thousands needless civilian deaths that have occurred in Iraq as a result of the hubris and crusade mentality of George W. Bush and his poodle, Tony Blair, it is equally likely that perhaps these individuals merely sought revenge for the deaths of their countrymen and fellow Muslims. As time goes by, it will be interesting to see what actually motivated these individuals.

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