Saturday, June 30, 2007

First London, now Glasgow

A terrorist attack fell short of causing serious injuries or damage earlier today in Glasgow.

Since al-Qaeda shows an affinity for multiple punch attacks, the Britain has chosen to raise its alert level to critical.

Scottish Police Chief Constable Willie Rae said:

I can confirm that we believe the incident at Glasgow airport is linked to the events in London yesterday. There are clearly similarities and we can confirm that this is being treated as a terrorist incident.

More from The Times of London:

One eyewitness at yesterday's attack in Glasgow, Jackie Kennedy, 46, a beautician from the city, described how she watched one of the occupants of the car douse himself in petrol and set himself alight.

"He had a big smirk on his face. He lifted up what appeared to be a five-litre drum, which I think had petrol in it, and set himself on fire. His clothes were melting in front of my very eyes.

"The police tried to pounce on him but he fought back and was struggling with them. It was only when a member of the public punched him in the face that the police managed to restrain him. The police were trying to spray CS gas in his face but it was not working. I can't believe what I have just seen. I have no doubt this was a terrorist attack."

The people of the civilized world are fighting a demented enemy.

We must remain vigilint.

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