The â€˜Religion of Peace’ strikes again
A YOUNG man who police say had been “radicalised” by Islam is in custody following an explosion in Exeter yesterday.
Nicky Reilly, 22, from Plymouth, suffered serious facial injuries when a device detonated at the Princesshay shopping centre in the city, according to the BBC.
Reilly was arrested after the explosion in the Giraffe restaurant in the Â£230m shopping development- one of Exeter’s main attractions.
CCTV footage taken from a nearby camera appears to show him emerging from the cafe with blood pouring down his face before his arrest.
No-one else was hurt in the explosion at the restaurant, which was busy at the time and is popular with families.
Another device, which did not go off, was found outside the premises.
Devon and Cornwall Police Deputy Chief Constable Tony Melville said:
Our investigation so far indicates Reilly, who had a history of mental illness, had adopted the Islamic faith. We believe, despite his weak and vulnerable illness, he was preyed upon, radicalised and taken advantage of.
What glum faces there must be in mosques and madressas throughout the land today. Not because someone had tried to bomb a restaurant in the name of Allah, but because he bungled the job and failed to kill or maim anyone.