Monday, August 14, 2006

Too young for al Qaeda

I was listening to one of the Sunday morning news programs yesterday and I heard Olivia Mitchell voice her doubts that those who were involved in the airplanes terror plot were allied with or part of al Qaeda. Her reason? They were too young. Most were only 'university age'.

I can understand why someone might be skeptical about an al Qaeda involvement, but that they were "too young"? Those who the Bank of England named last week ranged in age from 17 to 35. I sincerely doubt al Qaeda has a minimum age, but if they do I really doubt it's 25 or even 22.