Thursday, January 25, 2007

UK: Toxins ban to beat terrorist threat

At the same time Westerners everywhere keep their heads buried claiming (wishing) the war isn't real and that there is no credible threat from Islam and its zombie-like followers.
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Daily Telegraph
By Laura Clout
Last Updated: 2:34 am GMT 25/01/2007
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Ministers are planning to restrict the use of nearly 60 types of toxins and pathogens amid increasing concern over the biological threat from terrorists.
Two months ago the head of MI5, Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, warned that al-Qa'eda terrorists were plotting mass casualty suicide attacks and would unleash chemical or biological attacks given the chance.
The Home Office yesterday moved to meet that threat by publishing orders which will ban people from holding samples of viruses such as rabies, polio, influenza and herpes B.
They add three types of salmonella bacteria and two types of poisonous fungi to a list contained in the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.
The Home Office minister Tony McNulty said last night: "The terror threat is always changing and we must adapt to ensure it is combated effectively. As terrorists look for new ways to endanger life, we have to take action to be one step ahead."
In her speech at Queen Mary’s College, London, in November, Dame Eliza said that an estimated 200 groups of more than 1,600 individuals were actively engaged in plotting terror attacks in the UK and abroad.
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