Two Muslim converts arrested over Olympic terror plot
From The Telegraph
Two Muslim converts have been arrested in East London on suspicion of plotting an attack against the Olympics. Sources said the arrests were based on a tip-off and the investigation was at an early stage.
One source said it was unclear if the alleged plot was serious or developed or what method of attack was to be used but said the Olympics could have been the target.
The two men, aged 18 and 32, were arrested at separate residential addresses in east London, according to Scotland Yard. A spokesman said officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command, known as SO15, raided the properties at 7am on Thursday morning.
The men were detained under the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Scotland Yard and MI5 act on tips far quicker in the lead up to major events than they would do at other times. The security services accept that any plotting that takes place in the lead up to the Olympics, which begin in Stratford, East London on July 27, is likely to be linked to the games.
Posted on 06/28/2012 11:56 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax