Monday, March 19, 2007

FBI: Extremists sign up to drive school buses

Members of extremist groups have signed up as school bus drivers in the United States, counterterror officials said Friday, in a cautionary bulletin to police. An FBI spokesman said "parents and children have nothing to fear."

Asked about the alert notice, the FBI's Rich Kolko said "there are no threats, no plots and no history leading us to believe there is any reason for concern," although law enforcement agencies around the country were asked to watch out for kids' safety.

The bulletin, parts of which were read to The Associated Press, did not say how often foreign extremists have sought to acquire licenses to drive school buses, or where. It was sent Friday as part of what officials said was a routine FBI and Homeland Security Department advisory to local law enforcement.

It noted "recent suspicious activity" by foreigners who either drive school buses or are licensed to drive them, according to a counterterror official who read parts of the document to The Associated Press.

Foreigners under recent investigation include "some with ties to extremist groups" who have been able to "purchase buses and acquire licenses," the bulletin says.

Entire article here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:06 AM

    Remember when the Quebec village of Hérouxville tried to make itself into a Muslim-free zone by banning the stoning of women, face veils, female genital mutilation, or throwing acid at unveiled women’s faces?

    Well it seems like Wales is attempting to do the same by banning other Muslim behaviour patterns, such as screwing your nine-year-old cousin:

    "Migrant workers planning to move to Wales have been advised not to indulge in incest or rape.
    A document produced in 17 languages by the Welsh Assembly informs immigrants about their rights and responsibilities.
    A leaflet entitled "Ten Important Things you Need to Know" which is enclosed in the "Welcome to Wales" information pack covers such topics as worker registration, how to open bank accounts and legal issues.

    Number eight in this list warns that it is "a criminal offence to force a woman to have sex with you if she says no."
    And it adds: "Having sex with a minor (child under 16-years-old) or with a member of your family is also a criminal offence."