OMG, I must be a terrorist!

Do you own a computer? Use a mobile phone (particularly a pay-as-you-go one)? Do you own luggage or travel places? Do you own a vehicle, or hire one? Do you own a camera?

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, then according to a poster put out by the Metropolitan Police, you’re a terrorist suspect. (I’m surprised they didn’t also ask “Are you a Brazilian electrician?”). I answered yes to all of them, so I guess I must be a terrorist without realising it. Perhaps I should turn myself in.

Here’s the poster, seen in a Tesco in Islington:

Metropolitan Police terrorism poster

Metropolitan Police terrorism poster

The text reads:

Observation and surveillance help terrorists plan attacks. Have you seen anyone taking pictures of security arrangements?

If you work in vehicle hire or sales, has a sale or rental made you suspicious?

Meetings, training and planning can take place anywhere. Do you know someone who travels but is vague about where they are going?

Do you know someone who visits terrorism-related websites?

Anonymous, pay-as-you-go and stolen mobiles are typical. Have you seen someone with large quantities of mobiles? Has it made you suspicious?

The best comment I’ve seen on this is:

TERRORISTS NEED TO SHIT: Have you seen someone going to the toilet in private? Did it make you wonder what they were doing?

(via Boing Boing; the photo is by gruntzooki on flikr)

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5 Responses to OMG, I must be a terrorist!

  1. Pingback: Redemption Blues » Britblog Roundup 185

  2. Matt Wardman says:

    May I cross-post this?


  3. cabalamat says:

    Matt Wardman: May I cross-post this?

    Of course.

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