With all the excitement and euphoria about the 2012 Summer Olympics, it is somewhat understandable why a suspected Islamist terrorist attack story that appeared a month ago did not receive the media attention or garner the outrage in Great Britain it deserved. It becomes more understandable when one considers the frequency of such occurrences across Europe nowadays has dulled Europeans' sensibilities to the grave, internal danger their countries face from radical Islam, causing the public attention and media life span concerning such stories to be rather short. But the terrorist attack thwarted in England four weeks ago, and only by sheer chance at that, is noteworthy with respect to its target: an English Defence League rally. If successfully carried out, the bloody terrorist assault may have sparked a wider civil conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims, engulfing British society.
On Saturday, June 30, only seven days before the anniversary of the horrific July 7, 2005, coordinated suicide bombing attacks by Muslim terrorists on London's metro system that left 52 dead and about 700 injured, police stopped a car on the M1 motorway, suspecting it was being driven without insurance. The vehicle was impounded and the car's two occupants released. But it was only on Monday that police searched their find, discovering the weapons meant to carry out Britain's latest terrorist plot.