July 11, 2005
There must be some mistake here
[editor’s note: this post was “pasted” in — it appeared originally at the old Dawson’s Danube site, which is archived here.]Someone alert the Times Online editorial staff. In this article about the London mass murder they say…
[The authorities’] main focus is on Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, 46, a Syrian with joint Spanish nationality who lived in North London in the mid-1990s. As The Times revealed last week, he left Britain to start up a terror training camp in Afghanistan before the September 11 attacks where he groomed scores of young British recruits. [my emphasis]
They’ve obviously got their timeline all screwed up. As we all know, there would have been no reason for young British jihadists to be training for anything prior to the US/UK invasion of Iraq! What on earth would they have been doing before 9/11!? Surely they were just gentle lambs, hard at work on their studies, overjoyed with the society they lived in, until that society betrayed them and invaded their holy land of Islam.