Britain Stops Al-Qaeda Easter Suicide-Bombing Plot

April 10, 2009

(ChattahBox)—British police and MI5 agents had their hands full this week, when they rounded up 12 suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists northwest of London in the towns of Liverpool, Manchester and Lancs. Police say the suspects had plans to set off suicide bombs in shopping districts of Manchester during Easter weekend, when the stores would be filled with holiday shoppers. Police believed the suspected terrorists chose Easter because of its significance to Christians.

All of the arrested terror suspects, except for one, were Pakistani nationals who came to Britain on student visas. Many of the Pakistani suspects were from the Al-Qaeda infested tribal regions along the Afghanistan border. Police are concerned that Al-Qaeda is now easily sending its suicide bombers into Britain under the guise of college students. Last year alone,10,000 student visas were issued to Pakistanis.

Police say they arrested the terror cell ringleader, twenty-two year old Abid Naseer. MI5 agents started investigating the group when they were seen filming themselves outside shopping areas in Manchester, talking about possible dates on Easter weekend.

Police and MI5 agents were forced to move up their arrest time table, after Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick, a senior terrorist expert with the Metropolitan Police, was photographed holding a folder of all the top secret details of the scheduled raids on the terrorists, in plain view, telegraphing the sensitive plans to the entire world. Commissioner Quick offered his resignation the next day.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown is concerned with the extensive size of the terrorist network in Britain, and the inks between terrorists in Pakistan. Brown plans to discuss solutions to this problem with Pakistani President Zardari.

Meanwhile, police officials say Manchester residents can now rest easy and safely conduct their shopping activities and enjoy the Easter holiday.


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