From BlairWatch on the the botched police assault on a London home, where police arrested two Arab brothers, shot one of them, then were forced to release both and apologize because there was no evidence the brothers were even slightly involved in any sort of terrorism.
The press conference given by Mohammed Abdul Kahar and Abul Koyair was a disturbing and uncomfortable sight. I found them to be very credible and if their claims are true then there need to be some major changes in policing and the use of ‘intelligence’.
Also the brothers gave a surreal example of how unintelligent the aquisition of intelligence can be:
The police asked them if they were members of the Ku Klux Klan.
Police and intelligence organizations can be right-wing, highly insular, overly dependent on technology, and clueless about what it is they are investigating, especially if it involves people in a culture different from theirs. I wonder, did any of the officers involved have Arab or Muslim friends, eat in Middle Eastern restaurants, or make any attempt to understand Arab and Muslim culture? If they did, perhaps Gestapo tactics like this wouldn’t happen, nor would they make such brain-dead comments about the KKK, which does nothing but demonstrate their complete and willful ignorance.