France arrests CERN nuclear researcher suspected of al-Qaeda links, officials say

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    There's no more than that at the moment, it's breaking news on the BBC.

    Wonder what this is all about?
     
  2. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Maybe he was trying to steal anti-matter to blow up the Vatican.;):p:D

    My guess is that everyone is so wound up over the terrorism that for someone to mention al-Qaeda is enough to get them locked up.
     
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    The Fifth Horseman, anyone? :eek:

    Two alleged radical islamists, and brothers!!! It's almost as if Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins had a time machine!
     
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    Apparently the arrest was warranted over analysis of the CERN engineers' internet traffic with Al Qaeda sources...

    Nuclear engineer from Cern lab arrested for al-Qaeda links
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6868246.ece
    Agents were said to have intercepted messages in which the physicist, a Frenchman of Algerian origin, had suggested targets in France. He is believed to have been in contact with members of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, an Algerian-based terror organisation that joined Osama bin Laden’s network in 2007. “He had expressed a wish or a desire to commit terrorist actions but had not materially prepared them,” an intelligence source said.

    :(

    Al Qaeda terrorists - along with their widespread cells and sympathizers in all professions - are a continuing threat; ignoring them, as the pacifists are want to do, threatens civilian security the world over.
     

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