AP - Clad in mud-smeared combat fatigues, the young Muslims trained on picturesque British farmland, hurling imaginary grenades, wielding sticks as mock rifles and chopping watermelons in simulated beheadings.

RLCC: "3 1/2 years in prison on charges of attending terrorism training" is very strange. What is terrorism training relative to military training? Is it just a matter of whether or not one is for or against the main Empire? What happens to those who are simply playing? Are the paint-ball players to be thrown into prisons?

"'This was not innocent activity taking place on a camping weekend,' said Peter Clarke, Britain's most senior co[u]nterterrorism detective." Who determines where the lines are drawn?

Wouldn't it have been better to address the issues that were causing Islamic "extremism" in the Middle East? Didn't they have real grievances that went and are still going un-addressed?

This type of prosecution is playing right into the hands of the military-hardware producers and their shareholders. They love it. They love the increased Big Brother society, because they are making so much money off everyone being drummed into constant selfish, short-sighted fears rather than dealing with the core issues, the root causes.

Originally from Yahoo! News: Europe News on February 26, 2008, 2:49pm

Tom Usher

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Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.