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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Mar 9, 2008 at 20:03

There is obviously a huge terrorist network working world-wide to infiltrate all sectors of society in both the United States and abroad. That much of it happens in the UK is not surprising to me; my first visit to the UK was in 1973 when the Saudis were seen shopping at London's Burlington Arcade; how exotic they looked, and we just assumed they had more money than sense, but not terrorist ties.

The UK is relatively small geographically compared to the US, but the radical Islamist problem there seems to be much bigger than in our country or elsewhere for that matter. Is it the British mentality (i.e. too polite or spineless----choose) that allows these things to occur with much more frequency than in the States? Having had very close ties with the UK for over thirty years, I can only assume that things there are getting out of control, and MI5 cannot keep up with the ever-growing web of radicals and their clever and serpentine ways. It boggles the mind to wonder who can be trusted, if the police force in one of our strongest allies across the sea, cannot discern who the enemies are.

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