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Saturday, August 12, 2006

What's that dead fish smell...? Cynicism reinforced...

i've been waiting for this story and, sure enough, here it is...
"They're just normal guys, they're probably being painted as hateful monsters, but they were just normal guys," Louis Melvin, 26, said Friday as he stood near the Masjid-E-Umer mosque in the Walthamstow neighborhood of London with other young men who said they were friends with some of the suspects. "If they were plotting this for the last year, they wouldn't have been able to spend all that time talking to me about trivial things like soccer," Melvin said.


"There is a perception that this is a trial by media," said Jahangir Mohammed, director of the Center for Muslim Affairs, an independent research organization based in Manchester. "The general feeling is that people believe this has been concocted and it is very timely" as a diversion from the war between Israel and the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon.

Several Muslims said they condemned any terrorist plot but were skeptical about the police investigation and evidence that tied so many seemingly normal, middle-class Muslims to the alleged plot.

i'm so sorry mr. bush, mr. chertoff, mr. blair... i ain't buying this bullshit any more... i'll have to give you credit... this one was much better put together than the fake florida plot against the sears tower, but it still smells like a dead fish left to rot under the sun on the concrete of a florida jetty...

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