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January 26, 2003
CHEMICAL WARFARE SUITS WERE FOUND in the Finsbury Park Mosque raid:
BRITISH police investigating a terror plot by Islamic saboteurs have found chemical warfare protection suits in a north London mosque.
The discovery has shocked detectives, who believe the find confirms supporters of Osama bin Laden were planning a poison attack on civilian targets in Britain.
Scotland Yard and MI5 detectives had kept the discovery of the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) suits secret.
They feared disclosing it would spark panic.
Government ministers have warned any suggestion that the Finsbury Park mosque had been involved would have worrying racist overtones.
It would? Why, exactly?