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

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by edesignuk, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    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


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    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.
  3. juanm macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
    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!
  4. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
  5. IntheNet macrumors regular


    Oct 6, 2009
    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
    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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