So everyone is following the news about the thwarted terror plot in the UK, but it's interesting to note in that article by the BBC that the races and religions of the captured terrorists aren't mentioned.
Police are searching premises after 21 people were arrested. Home Secretary John Reid said they believed the "main players" were accounted for. ...
According to BBC sources the "principal characters" suspected of being involved in the plot were British-born. There are also understood to be links to Pakistan.
Hmmm... I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that all 21 terrorists are Arab Muslim males between the ages of 18 and 45. The older members may have been born in Pakistan and then later moved to Britain, and they frequently travelled back and forth. The terrorists all attended local mosques, where the reagular Muslims all thought they were nice boys and that nothing at all was amiss. Sure, the imam periodically called for the subjugation of the West, but that's no big deal, no one takes him seriously. Call me cynical.
At least British law enforcement seems to be on the ball, even if their PR people are agonizingly politically correct. There's one security measure in the article that I particularly like:
Passengers are not allowed to take any hand luggage on to any flights in the UK, the department said.
Only the barest essentials - including passports and wallets - will be allowed to be carried on board in transparent plastic bags.
Works for me! I'm sick of waiting in line for hours while people drag their enormous carryons up and down the aisles.