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al-qaeda militants escape from prison

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by V-Spec, 6 Feb 2006.

  1. V-Spec

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  2. VIRII

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    It seems they used a mosque to aid escape or possibly the mosque dug them out.
    Very handy these sanctified religious buildings for storing guns, passports, helping terrorists etc.
     
  3. semi-pro waster

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    I think it is disgraceful that they used a religious building to facilitate their escape but what is your suggestion for sorting out these sanctified buildings? I can't see any religious groups being happy having their places of worship being invaded or searched which is what you would effectively have to do.
     
  4. V-Spec

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    Its just a *little* worrying that these people are now at large once again, no doubt to orchestrate more terror and gain more support.
     
  5. Vonhelmet

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    Well, if Mosques are to be used for storing weapons and busting people out of prison, then I don't think they can claim too much protection. A warrant based on reasonable suspicion should see to that.
     
  6. Skunkworks

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    I think a mosque should be treated like any other building, because it IS just another building. It's only special in the mind of the backward savages who have been programmed from birth with this ancient hokum.

    It’s 2006 FFS! Why are we still humouring this mass idiocy?

    Please note I hate all religions before you start whining at me.
     
  7. Vonhelmet

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    Your argument was holding a lot of water until you got on to the pointless rhetoric and ad hominem. Other than that, I agree. It is just another building, and shouldn't expect to be excepted from searches if they are deemed necessary.
     
  8. Killerkebab

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    Saying that doesn't make your argument any more credible. Quite the contrary, in fact.
     
  9. Yas786

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    Hmmm not good news at all:(, hopefully they can catch these guys and put them behind bars once again. World would much safer if they werent running around loose.
     
  10. robmiller

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    Are they exempt from searches?
     
  11. VIRII

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    It just reminded me of regents park mosque, finsbury park mosque and some seige that was held in a mosque recently where gunmen fired out from the mosque whilst others complained the police were firing back at it.
     
  12. VIRII

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    Searching a mosque in the UK brought huge condemnation, accusations of racism etc the last time it happened in the UK.
    Despite the fake passports and a weapon being recovered.
    I can't imagine what else would have been there had the raid actually been a suprise at the time.
     
  13. robmiller

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    Oh ok, I thought he meant they were legally exempt.
     
  14. semi-pro waster

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    Using such buildings in this manner is against the teachings of the religion I believe but not being theological by nature I can't really say that for certain apart from I think that hiding weapons/helping prisoners escape is not in any way condoned by religion.

    Two things do come to mind though, the mosque that helped the Al Qaeda prisoners escape was in Yemen so the legal system there will almost undoubtedly be different and secondly that in the UK(or US) I imagine that there would be an equally large furore over searching a christian church. Religion and religious buildings will always be a touchy subject so searching them or even holding them under suspicion is always likely to be contentious. I do however agree that they should be subject to exactly the same rules as anywhere else in terms of when search warrants etc can be issued however because of the sensitivity of the issue they should also be treated with care.
     
  15. mauron

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    Some time ago the police here agreed not to go into the part of the mosque where prayers are said - what a great place to store guns etc
     
  16. Meridian

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    Terrible - it's almost as if the Catholic Church had hidden Nazi war criminals.


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  17. VIRII

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    News to me please elaborate.
     
  18. @if ®afiq

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    I can't remember any guns being found? Did a quick google and couldn't find anything about guns.
     
  19. VIRII

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    One handgun from what I recall along with a number of forged passports from Finsbury park.
     
  20. scorza

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    Its why we need places like Guantanamo tbh :rolleyes: