Monday, July 02, 2007
The Rise of Intelligent Terrorists
It turns out that two the terrorists arrested for the London/Glasgow car bombs were medical doctors, who went to the UK on visas - possibly to practice terrorism instead of medicine. This is a strange, new twist.
One thing that the U.S. has going for it that England does not is our melting pot. In America, most Muslims (I met many during my Congress campaigns) are much like all other mainstream Americans. Not so in England and Europe. Over there Muslims live in segregated housing and don't mix much with everyone else. That "wall" between cultures becomes a breeding ground for extremism. Apparently, not even doctors are immune from that disease.
One TV reporter standing on a London street in front of a row of windows asked: "What would happen here if a car bomb went off?" The expert being interviewed said: "Massive damage."
People in the buildings would have been as vulnerable as those on the street to flying debris...