The Times reports that anti-terrorist authorities are investigating whether the underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was ‘groomed’ by Al-Qaeda while he was President of the Islamic Society at University College London.
He is the fourth president of a London student Islamic society to face terrorist charges in three years. One is facing a retrial on charges that he was involved in the 2006 liquid bomb plot to blow up airliners. Two others have been convicted of terrorist offences since 2007.
Of course the ‘anti-war’ Stop the War Coalition saw nothing but ‘Islamophobia’ when people questioned why they were co-hosting meetings with self-confessed Jihadists. The irony is that the antics of the grizzled old Trots and gullible neophytes who make up the membership have only discredited the wider left in the eyes of normal people, helped spread anti-Muslim bigotry and led to their own political impotence.
You’ve got to wonder whether they’re exceptionally stupid or simply agents provocateurs.