Sunday, November 11, 2007

Going, going, gone for martyrdom?

How is the general public being protected when someone found guilty of terrorist activities with an ever-increasing desire "to go for martyrdom" is released on bail until December 6th!?!

If words never give an indication of intent, were Finnish authorities right when they didn't arrest Pekka-Eric Auvinen after he posted "death and killing is not a tragedy... Not all human lives are important or worth saving" but waited until he had murdered eight people a couple of weeks later?

Should we be more concerned that the "Lyrical Terrorist" worked at Heathrow Airport or that she was a woman!?!


Mark Wadsworth said...

Yes, we should be concerned. Or was that a rhetorical question?

Rus Bowden said...

The court suspects that Samina Malik is one of the perpetrators, or the perpetrator, of a real-life crime that has not happened yet, a crime they imagine should be taking place. Thus, she was found guilty of likelihood.

Snafu said...

Rus, you hit the problem on the head.

Whose rights are more important, the individual or society at large?

The chances of arresting the 7/7 bombers on their fateful journey to Kings Cross were negligible and they could have stated that they had no intention of doing anything untoward had they only mixed the explosives on the Tube or on the bus.