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Not all Muslims arrested for plotting to assassinate Pope Benedict XVI

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The Daily Telegraph:

Police have arrested five suspected Islamist terrorists, working as street cleaners in London, over an alleged plan assassinate the Pope.

The men were arrested during raids at 5.45am at a rubbish depot in central London based on an intelligence tip off received overnight.

The suspects, aged 26, 27, 36, 40 and 50 were arrested by officers from Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

They are said to be from a variety of nationalities including a number of Algerian origin.

Just as a reminder, these five Muslims are not all Muslims. Most Muslims are not terrorists, so you shouldn’t draw any conclusions from the ones who are. Their religious beliefs should not be used as an identifier. They’re probably all men too. Does that mean all men are terrorists? Why is this even news? How come the Pope gets to practice his religion, but the people who are trying to kill him aren’t allowed to practice theirs? Why are you such a racist, hypocrite? Etc.