Terror arrests anger community

Al Qaeda Behind Plot

One day after the nine terror arrests in the Birmingham area, the local communities have been assessing the impact of the police operation. Some claim the arrests and the vast amount of media coverage are likely to cause lasting damage to community relations.

BBC News, 1 February 2007

See also Independent, 1 February 2007

And see also the piece by former Guantánamo prisoner Moazzam Begg, who points out that the sensationalist reporting of an alleged terror plot in Birmingham plays on popular prejudice – and puts any possibility of justice at risk.

Comment is Free, 1 February 2007