Thursday, May 22, 2008

Be Thankful For Incompetent "Anti-Islamic" Islamic Terrorists

In Exeter, in the Westlands of Britain, a convert to Islam attempted to detonate two bombs in and around a crowded restaurant. Thankfully, he only succeeded in injuring himself.


This from the Telegraph:

A suspected Islamic extremist has attempted to attack a restaurant in a shopping centre in the middle of Exeter.

The man suffered cuts to his eye and facial burns in the attack when his device went off in the toilets of the restaurant in the brand new, £230m Princesshay centre.

Police sources believe the man was arming a bomb when it partially exploded in his face. He then tried to detonate a second device in the crowded street outside the restaurant.

Bomb disposal teams have recovered canisters of a sodium-based homemade explosive, it is understood, and there were reports that nails may have been part of the devices.

Police sources told The Daily Telegraph the man is a white male, aged 22, from the South West and is thought to be a convert to Islam.

A team from the Counter-terrorism Command at Scotland Yard was travelling to the scene last night as investigations continued.

Devon and Cornwall chief constable Stephen Otter said that a second device was found near the restaurant but refused to comment on a possible motive.

He said: “There were two devices, one on the cafĂ© and one nearby. We do not know precisely how bad it could have been if they had gone off but it would have been quite serious.

. . . Eyewitnesses described three explosions going off in the toilets of the Giraffe restaurant, a chain of “global food” outlets.

The explosions happened around 12.50pm as the restaurant was getting ready for lunchtime service.

. . . He said one man was in custody with slight injuries which were non-life-threatening. The man was taken to hospital with lacerations to an eye and facial burning.

A Royal Navy bomb disposal unit arrived at the scene and sniffer dogs were brought in as police evacuated large parts of the city centre including Exeter bus station.

The Princesshay development opened last September. The scheme has been heralded as the biggest single investment in regeneration in the city’s history and contains a mix of shops, restaurants and apartments.

Read the entire article. We will wait to see the fallout from this, including an investigation into the culprit's ties to the local mosques and how it is handled by a Labour government that has its head so deep in the sand, it is pretending that it has no problem with radical Islamists.

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