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October 23, 2006

Funny that...

by Feòrag

United Kingdom: Val has noticed something a little, well, interesting in the newspapers recently. What interested her was the way in which the guilty plea of a Muslim to terror charges was all over the national and international press. Her eyebrows were raised further by a note that no funding had been received for the plots, nor had any of what would have been the necessary vehicles or bomb-making equipment been acquired.

During the same week, another story of dastardly terrorists was reported. Two men were arrested after chemicals which could be used to make bombs, an NBC suit and rocket launchers were found in a house in Burnley. The chemical components recovered by police are believed to be the largest haul ever found at a house in Britain. But you won't have heard about it - the story only appeared in local newspapers in Lancashire. The two men arrested, Robert Cottage (49) and David Bolus Jackson (62), are both white, and one of them stood as a BNP candidate for Pendle Council earlier this year. They were due in court today—perhaps the papers might notice this time?

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Posted in Hypocrisy at 23:49. Last modified on October 24 2006 at 00:01.
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1: Posted by: Red Wolf | October 24, 2006 2:46 AM

That's not the only instance to the media turning a blind eye to bampots of the non-Muslim variety.

Some terrorists get all the attention

Britain is in uproar today after the discovery of what is alleged to be the largest ever suburban home-made explosives factory in a suburban Lancashire house, and the charging of a member of an extremist group with a variety of offences.

Whoops, sorry, no it’s not. Because the extremist group in question was not Islamic, it was the British National Party, and the former member, Robert Cottage, is a white Anglo-Saxon.

I'd have to dig it out, but there was also a serious Christian wingnut who was dug out of his bunker full of high explosives in Texas a few years back that got swept under the carpet.

2: Posted by: Feòrag | October 24, 2006 10:58 AM

That's mostly the same tale. One of the sources I looked at noted that Cottage is not a former member of the BNP, as he stood for them this year, and their memberships expire in December.

I also did my traditional Google News search when I was writing this entry last night, and only six results came up, only one of which was the original story from the Burnley Courier. The rest were all commentary on it. As the men were due to appear in court yesterday, I expected to find more results this morning, once the morning papers had covered it.

Or didn't, it seems.

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