Sep 17 2010
This isn’t the first time Muslims tried to kill the Pope. Five Algerian MUSLIM men were arrested by anti-terrorist police in London today amid fears they were plotting to attack the Pope.
UK GUARDIAN Scotland Yard arrested five street cleaners today over an alleged terrorist threat to the pope.
Sources say the men are believed to be Muslim and that some of them are Algerian. A spokesperson for Westminster city council said they were working for Veolia Environmental Services, a contractor which employs 650 on-street staff to keep Westminster’s streets clean. The suspects, aged 26, 27, 36, 40 and 50, were held under the Terrorism Act 2000 at business premises in the central London. They were taken to a nearbypolice station, where they will be interviewed by detectives.
An assessment of the intelligence judged it to be so severe that police needed to disrupt the alleged plot immediately. The first information was received yesterday evening, and officers moved into place during the night to make the arrests.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “At approximately 5.45 this morning, five men were arrested by officers from the Metropolitan police service’s Counter Terrorism Command on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. Searches are being carried out under the Terrorism Act 2000 at business premises in central London and residential premises in north London and east London.”