Caption to Picture: "One of the terror suspects who jumped from the burning Jeep in the attack on Glasgow airport. He and his alleged accomplice are now in hospital" (The Times, July 2, 2007)
"MI5 believes there are 2,000 hardcore militants in the UK capable of involvement in this type of terrorism, and at least 200 groups and 30 significant conspiracies that they are attempting to monitor." ... "Many observers have pointed to the similarities between the vehicle bombs discovered in London and those used by al-Qaeda in Iraq. There is a possibility that terrorists carrying valid British passports have been to Iraq, studied al-Qaeda's tactics and methods, and brought these back to the UK." (Paul Wilkinson, The Scotsman, Monday 2nd July 2007)
"Two men were arrested at the scene of the Glasgow attack, including one who was critically burned. Three more suspects in the plots were arrested overnight Saturday. One was identified late Sunday as Dr Mohammed Asha, arrested with a 26-year-old woman in a car on the M6 motorway near Cheshire in northern England." ... "On Saturday, a Jeep Cherokee was driven into the curbside doors of Glasgow Airport's terminal building, amid dozens of travellers preparing to check in for flights at the height of the summer holidays. The vehicle burst into flames as it crashed into the glass front doors about 3:15 pm (1415 GMT), but it did not fully explode. The car did not completely enter the terminal building, but the ensuring fire did extensive damage. The two suspects at the scene climbed out of the blazing Jeep and were overpowered by bystanders and security personnel." (M&G News, Jul 2, 2007, 3:23 GMT)
"Security sources have told The Sunday Telegraph that mobile phones found in the cars were intended to be used to detonate the bombs. Each phone had been called twice but, due to technical failings, the devices had not exploded." ... "... 'The cars have given us two marvellous pieces of evidence. They are gold mines,' said one senior police source. 'But if they had gone off, hundreds of lives could have been lost. We were very lucky.' ..." (Andrew Alderson, Sean Rayment and Ben Leapman, Sunday Telegraph, Telegraph.co.uk, 2:00am BST 02/07/2007)
"There is a suspicion, shared by Gordon Brown's new international terrorism adviser, Lord Stevens, that British-born al-Qaeda operatives, have returned as veterans from Iraq to guide self-recruited terrorist groups here. That would explain how the gas cylinder car bombs common in Baghdad have turned up three times in two days on British streets." ... "Misogyny is central to extreme Islamism, and so nightclubs, containing liberalised women who offend pious fundamentalists, are legitimate places for mass murder, as the bombings in Bali in 2002, which 202 people, demonstrated." (Sunday Herald, Scotland, July 02, 2007)
"In his first broadcast interview since becoming Prime Minister, Gordon Brown said that the attacks in London and Glasgow were perpetrated by people who were associated with al-Qaeda. Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, chaired a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee yesterday and will make a statement to the Commons today." ... "Reports that a number of terror suspects on control orders who had absconded might be responsible were dismissed by security sources. Seven suspects have gone missing, but it is thought they have all left the country. Sources also denied a report from the US that America had warned British intelligence two weeks ago of a plot to attack Glasgow airport." (The Times, July 2, 2007)
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