London, England: Olympics brace against jihadist terror threat

Posted on July 19, 2012 • Filed under: Terrorism, United Kingdom

The event is monumental terror magnet, and authorities don’t have to look far for jihadists, given an estimated 2.9 million Muslims residing in Britain as of 2010. A number of those are unfriendlies, as shown by Islamic attacks like the July 2005 public transit bombings (that killed 52 and injured over 700) and more recent plots, e.g. the plan to blow up the London Stock Exchange. The military has installed surface-to-air rocket batteries on the roofs of apartment buildings near venues to guard against a 9/11-style attack. Residents were not thrilled with the strategy, as you might imagine. Read article

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