ONCE AGAIN, MUSLIMS ATTEMPT TO MURDER THE POPE…THIS IS JUST A CONTINUATION OF A VERY OLD WAR….
The Pope: ‘Assassin plot’ street cleaners
Five street cleaners were arrested Friday over an alleged plot to assassinate the Pope.
The men, who are all of Algerian or north African origin, were held in a dawn raid at a rubbish depot in central London where they were about to begin their shift.
Police had received a tip-off only hours before warning of a possible Islamic terrorist plan to target the Pope. Despite having no other intelligence, detectives decided not to take any chances, and ordered an armed raid by Scotland Yard’s Counter-Terrorism Command.
All five men were in custody Friday ght as police searched their homes for evidence of arms or explosives. A sixth man, aged 29, was arrested at lunchtime at one of the home addresses in London.
A police source said: “We didn’t have much time to investigate further, but these men were about to begin work on busy West End streets and there was a potential risk to public safety, so we felt we had to move in.”
The suspects, aged between 26 and 50, work for Veolia, the street cleaning contractor for Westminster city council, and were held at 5.45am at a depot in Chiltern Street, Marylebone, which was later cordoned off and searched by forensic officers.
The area covered by the depot includes the edge of Hyde Park, where the Pope will today preside over a prayer vigil. As cleaners, the men would have been able to move relatively freely and inconspicuously through crowds.
A spokesman for Westminster city council said the men had been subjected to “robust” checks of their immigration status and eligibility to work before they were employed by Veolia.
The men are being held under the Terrorism Act on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.