Sunday, February 22, 2009

update aid convoy arrests

In my previous post about aid convoy arrest, I mentioned about nine arrest by Lancashire Police.Then six people were released some days later without charge and three detained. I said in post that I thought the remaining three will be released without any charge.
Well they they have been released as well. Nine innocent men have been prevented from joining the aid convoy by Police. Three have been in cutody for almost a week.
The follow up action by the police, which has apparently included the strip-searching of an Imam and his wife in their own home in Blackburn will do wonders for community relations.
So what was the point of this futile exercise?

The police want to intimidate the muslim community and give the aid convoy a bad name. To some extent they have succeeded. The donations dropped dramatically since the high profile Police action.
The arrests were clearly deliberately timed for the eve of the departure of the convoy. Photographs of the high-profile snatch on the M65 were immediately fed to the press to maximise the newsworthiness of the smear that was being perpetrated on the convoy.
Innocent people have suffered mentally as well as financially as a result.

The tax payer does not pay taxes so that the Police start harrassing innocent folks in their daily life and start smear campaigne against charitable organisations.

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