IMHO, it's so deep that no one has yet reached the bottom. Even this chap would find it tricky.
I'd missed the story that Met officers actually tried to stop the press photographing the 'suicide bomber' on Saturday.
"Move along, nothing to see here"
(pictures from the Telegraph story)
Today's Mirror has a believeable police source.
Police said they did not make arrests for fear (my emboldening) of inflaming the volatile situation.
A Special Branch source told the Mirror: "Officers were told not to make arrests except in the most severe circumstances."
He said Metropolitan Police chief Sir Ian Blair "thought it would be bad if TV images went around the world showing his officers getting into scuffles with young Muslims".
That sounds par for the course. Reminds me of Labour Minister Denis MacShane explaining (with commendable honesty) why not enough was done before 7/7.
“My generation of Labour MPs don’t want to indulge in anything that smacks of Muslim typecasting or hostility. And as we tried very hard not to be like Norman Tebbit or the more ugly tabloids, it’s fair to say we failed to work out an adequate political response to Islamist politics in the UK.”
There are calls for a Free Speech demo in London on Saturday. Just you wait. If anyone has placards with cartoons on, they'll be in the vans before you can say 'dhimmi'.
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