Two doctors held over bomb attacks
While police swoop on motorway to arrest woman in a veil
By STEPHEN WRIGHT and DAVID WILLIAMS
Two doctors were among five people being held as terror suspects last night after the bomb plots in London and Glasgow. One was one of two men who tried to drive a blazing Jeep packed with petrol, gas canisters and nails into Glasgow Airport on Saturday. Police are still investigating the precise links between that attack and the two Mercedes car bombs left in the West End of London early on Friday.
Both doctors were working at UK hospitals and were apparently here legally.
The revelation raises the horrifying prospect that Al Qaeda propaganda is reaching beyond disaffected young Muslims.
"These are highly-educated, articulate and intelligent people," one security source said. "They are men trained to heal but they were planning unbelievable atrocities."
Two of the five people arrested were a woman of 27 and her 26-year-old husband, boxed in by unmarked police cars as they drove on the M6 in Cheshire. Other motorists said the woman was wearing a Muslim veil. The fifth suspect, a man, was arrested at Liverpool's Lime Street station shortly after the city's John Lennon Airport was closed following the discovery of a suspicious vehicle.
One of the doctors, the man arrested on the M6, was said to be a Jordanian-born doctor at the North Staffordshire Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent. He lived with his wife and baby in a rented house in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, where forensic officers were carrying out a detailed search last night.
Gee, I thought all this trouble with the Islamists is caused by US policy in the Middle East, and/or big oil taking advantage of the poor people there? Why would educated, intelligent, monied people attack the very society that educated them, where they currently live?
Oh, I don't know, could it be... Satan? Yes, and his name is Muhammed.