I am keeping an open mind until we see some hard evidence.
About the latest arrests. The police arrested a couple of young Muslims last month, they shot one of them and they were innocent. The police also shot a Brazilian man nine times in the head, he was innocent.
Which has no bearing on the cases in discussion as the process of arrest or apprehension is limited to split second decisions and not the presentation of evidence.
Innocent until proved guilty
In the courts, yes.
The chemicals needed to do this attack could not be found in the airport nor did they need a detonator. The news said it was chemicals to be smuggled onto the planes then mixed when in the air. These chemicals then became very volatile and would cause an explosion when dropped or thrown. Nothing of that kind could be sourced in an air port shop.
Actually they were going to use cameras to set off their bombs. Which were set in sports drink bottles with the explosive on the bottom of the bottle.
All them arrested are British and from middle class Muslim families. They have connections in Pakistan like most Pakistani families.
And it seems some spent time in Pakistan lately for training on how to set the bombs. Plus they have also arrested some people in Pakistan for taking part. So it seems this may be a little bigger then you thought, and not all home grown.
It's amazing how the USA media report things
They wasn't going to use a detonator, as reported by the British police, it was just a chemical mix.
The "main man" is said to be in Pakistan but is a British born Pakistani. I know many Pakistani people and ALL go to Pakistan to visit family. None have been arrested in Pakistan at the moment but the "main man" will be when found.
Odd the BBC stated there were detonators to be used. One of the passing references on the new mentioned a partial name of one component. It is something you should be able to find in the larger airports with shops. They also carried the information of the arrest. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4783141.stmIt is thought that the suspects were planning to blow up several planes by using liquid explosives carried in soft-drink bottles, and detonators disguised as electronic equipment.
Officials in Pakistan said security forces in the country had arrested two British men of Pakistani origin in connection with the alleged plot.
I fail to see how you are getting different reports. This is a British police operation and they leak what they want to and I am sure it is reported to the UK press first.
So far the BBC has confirmed what we have heard on the news here, I do not know what the problem might be with your local news as I have no idea of their accuracy in such a situation.
What concerns me most is the fact that some young British Muslims are turning to suicide killings.
That is a concern regardless of the nationality, IMO.
In England you are innocent until proved guilty.