Monday, July 02, 2007

UPDATE: About those "Muslim terrorists are poor and uneducated" lie


You know how apologists for Islamic terrorism like to parrot the "they come from poor backgrounds and have no education, thus no hope" meme? Yes, the same meme that was debunked when we found out about the educated and middle-class-to-affluent backgrounds of the 9/11 hijackers. Anywho, apparently the same meme was being parroted yet again relating to the weekend's terror attack in Scotland.

There's just one slight problem with's not true:
Police said the links between the London attacks and that in Glasgow, where two men tried to smash a blazing vehicle into the city's airport on Saturday afternoon, were "becoming ever clearer".

One of the Glasgow attackers is believed to be a doctor, possibly an Iraqi.
The suspected ringleader of the plot is also a doctor, a Jordanian. Neurologist Dr Mohammed Asha, 26, and his burka-wearing wife, 27, were held in a dramatic operation as they drove on the M6 in Cheshire with their two-year-old son on Saturday.

Two doctors? How can this be? I thought it was only poor disenchanted Muslims, alienated and ostracized by the "have's" of society, who did such things! If they're not careful, people are going to start asking questions about the "religion of peace", right?

UPDATE (7/3/2007 - 7:14 A.M. EST): Make that five doctors who hatched the plot in British hospitals. So much for that "first do no harm" oath.