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Five men have been convicted of a bomb plot linked to al-Qaeda that could have killed hundreds of people in Britain...<br><br>
...possible targets were Bluewater shopping centre,Utilities network,Ministry of Sound nightclub,Parliament,Football stadium...<br><br><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6195914.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6195914.stm</a><br><br>
Their pictures are on that BBC site too. I try to look into their eyes..see the evil - what makes a person so dead inside that he is able to even plan attack like this?
 

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It's very interesting reading the profiles of the men convicted... of the four that give their background, all were raised in a secular, non religious environment. One guy's Dad worked in the wine industy in Italy... which would be the mark of a totally secular Muslim. The other dreamed of being a male model. Another was an Eid-only Muslim who rarely prayed. I think the average person would assume the complete opposite... that these guys were raised in strict, conservative Muslim households... but that's not the case.
 

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Over here in Asia we were watching about this at dinner time. One thing that amazed DH and I is that they are already convicted. In the US, it would be a long, drawn out, 5 year minimum before trials. Way to go UK for speeding things up.<br><br>
I do know there is a lot of controversy over why it wasn't prevented when they knew about these people, but the time frame to conviction was pretty good.
 
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