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    Its probably just scare mongering, the same thing happened in Manchester earlier when a suit case was found. I am sure it will be nothing, but its always best to be on the safe side.
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    (Original post by Saffie)
    BBC News 24.
    Apparantly there are 300 teenagers wandering the streets. These are people our age :eek:
    what? just lost and confused with the drama or out for raping and pillaging?
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    (Original post by AT82)
    Its probably just scare mongering, the same thing happened in Manchester earlier when a suit case was found. I am sure it will be nothing, but its always best to be on the safe side.
    I hope your right - but thats what people were saying on the London thread right at the start
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    (Original post by kikzen)
    what? just lost and confused with the drama or out for raping and pillaging?
    Because they've been evacuated from all the clubs/ city centre. BBC News 24 is not talking about Birmingham anymore, hopefully they'll come back to it soon.
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    (Original post by Saffie)
    I said there were a number or controlled explosions conducted by poilce, there IS a real risk. - BBC News 24.
    controlled explosions in Birmingham?
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    controlled explosions in Birmingham?
    Indeed ^o) And don't ask how many, they kept saying "A number of controlled explosions have been conducted by police, authorities say there IS a real risk"

    I hope this is just the police being really, unduly careful.
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    Its not even headline news, but then its not London so the media don't really give a toss but this might explain things

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4668313.stm

    It seems its just a scare and nothing more.
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    Radio Five Live has just been evacuated (the birmingham studio bit) - a WIDER evacuation and more parts of Birmingham is being evacuated
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    There's seems to be no police conference about Birmingham. :confused: They said on the news and on the BBC website that there will be a police onference too. It's not on TV or online.

    I find it quite strange that there is intelligence suggesting attacks in Birmingham and not London. I just hope the attacks on Birmingham can be stopped before it is carried out.
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    West Midlands police issued a "public warning" originally, the precedent set for 'public warnings' (which then escalated into a full evacuation of the centre) is that there is a specific threat to safety received by police/government intelligence agencies. While this hopefully will amount to nothing, this isn't the result of a suspicious package being found alone with no other reasons.
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    Lets just try not to speculate too much, remember we have members in Birmingham and lets not scare them. Its could be a prank (i.e people leaving empty packages).

    However I am certainly a bit worried about the state of UK security at the moment.
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    A security alert of this nature would have been issued my MI5 and/or the anti-terrorist branch of the Metropolitan police.

    The evacuation of a city centre is unprecedented, so I think we can be pretty much certain that there is a real and credible threat.
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    (Original post by AT82)
    Its not even headline news, but then its not London so the media don't really give a toss but this might explain things

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4668313.stm

    It seems its just a scare and nothing more.
    Yeah I just searched Sky News and that link, they don't mention controlled explosions.
    Someone go onto BBC News 24 and you'll see it says in the banner at the bottom of the page, and they're talking about sport :mad: - So it doesn't look like it's just me over-reacting
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    Is anyone else starting to feel something of a dislike for Islam?
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    are you joking...i live in birmingham.
    this is awful
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    (Original post by AT82)
    Lets just try not to speculate too much, remember we have members in Birmingham and lets not scare them. Its could be a prank (i.e people leaving empty packages).

    However I am certainly a bit worried about the state of UK security at the moment.
    It's very unlikely to be just a prank with a few empty packages, and that can be said (and has been) without much speculation (!) Hopefully it's just incorrect intelligence.
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    (Original post by edders)
    Is anyone else starting to feel something of a dislike for Islam?
    No, just the extremists who do this sort of stuff.
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    (Original post by edders)
    Is anyone else starting to feel something of a dislike for Islam?
    Nope as I don't think we can blame islam for these attacks. Islam is just being used as the excuse rather than the reason.

    The IRA ripped my city to millions of pieces but I don't have a dislike for catholics.

    I feel sorry for the majority of British mulsims trying to make an honest living with all this ill feeling.
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    (Original post by edders)
    Is anyone else starting to feel something of a dislike for Islam?

    Um... no...
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    Why Birmingham? what makes that place stick out to terrorists? :s:
 
 
 

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