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Arrestasjoner i grålysningen i London. Fire ungdommer. Alder: 19-27 år. Man går til aksjon tidlig for at det ikke skal bli bråk, for å vekke minst mulig oppsikt. En av dem pågripes av 30 væpnede politimenn på gaten. Dramatisk.

Detaljene er brokker, men nok til å sette fantasien i sving. Som stikkord til en film.

En af mændene menes i april at være blevet tilbageholdt af lufthavnens sikkerhedskontrol. Han blev mistænkt for at rejse til Syrien for at kæmpe.

Manden, hvis familie er fra Pakistan, menes dersuden tidligere at have boet i London.

Og så, målet for deres planer. Kanskje.

Avisen The Sun hævder, at de terrormistænke mænd havde planlagt et knivangreb mod den 88-årige britiske monark, dronning Elizabeth.

Angrebet skulle finde sted lørdag aften under en mindecermoni for de faldne under første og anden verdenskrig i Royal Albert Hall i London.

The Sun skriver samtidig, at dronning Elizabeth er blevet informeret om truslerne, men hun vil alligevel gennemføre sine offentlige forpligtigelser i løbet af weekenden som oprindeligt planlagt.

Politiet vil ikke bekrefte og holder munn.  Alt ølsomt. Følsom arrestasjon, følsomt mål. Det er London anno 2014. Vi kunne sagt det var tilbakevenden til en tid der regenter sto i fare for snikmord. Men dette er noe annet, og politimannen eller soldaten er like utsatt som dronningen.

Dette noe som er løs har man vanskelig for å forsvare seg mot og enda vanskeligere å formulere hva er.

Stikkord er Remembrance Day og terror. Når folk hører ordet Minnedag forstår de bedre. Det er en dag som står høyt i britisk bevissthet, det provoserer terrorister.

En 19-åring er arrestert i bydelen High Wycombe, og dermed rulles det ut en familiehistorie og det viser seg at flere andre fra området har reist til Syria.

The 19-year-old – who was named locally as Yousaf Syed and was held following a raid by 30 police officers on a house in Desborough Road, High Wycombe at around 7.30pm on Thursday – was described by neighbours as having become religious in recent months.

His home is understood to have been raided by police earlier this year after he returned home from a trip to Pakistan.

Syed moved to High Wycome from Harrow three years ago with his mother after her marriage collapsed. He attends a local college where he was said to be studying business management.

A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: “There was a pre-emptive raid back in April on the same house. We don’t want trouble like this with Remembrance Sunday.”

Another resident said Syed had recently been “radicalised” and had confronted him over the “western hip-hop” music he was playing.

John Trantham, 25, who works as a carer and has lived next door to the property since February, said: “His mother said he has just found his faith. I have had a number of run ins with him. He kept wanting me to turn my music down or not play music at all, saying he didn’t approve of western hip hop. He has threatened me and I was having to complain to my landlord about it. I thought it was a domestic thing and I’m so shocked it is terror related. It’s really surprised everyone.”

 

Hvordan ville britene reagert om planen var blitt realitet?

 

http://politiken.dk/udland/ECE2448528/fire-maend-anholdt-i-london-for-terrorplaner/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11216261/Armed-police-arrest-four-men-amid-fears-of-Islamist-Remembrance-Day-terror-plot.html