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Alleged London Bomber 'Idolised Bin Laden'
Breaking ^ | 7/21/05

Posted on 07/21/2005 8:31:00 AM PDT by areafiftyone

A suspected suicide bomber in the London attacks revered Osama bin Laden and was upset over the deaths of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kashmir, a newspaper in Pakistan reported today.

A day earlier, a Pakistan intelligence official said an “important” man suspected of links with the London attacks had been arrested in the eastern city of Lahore. The official did not name the suspect, nor provide details of his alleged role in the bombings.

Authorities are investigating whether the suspects received training or other assistance from militants in Pakistan.

The English-language Dawn newspaper quoted an uncle of Shahzad Tanweer, 22, as saying the suspected bomber last year visited family members in Chak 477-GB, a farming village near Faisalabad, an industrial city in eastern Pakistan.

“Osama bin Laden was Shahzad’s ideal and he used to discuss the man with his cousins and friends in the village,” Dawn quoted the uncle, Tahir Pervaiz, as saying. On Friday, some 2,000 people gathered at a memorial service for Tanweer at a mosque in Chak 477-GB, Dawn reported.

Tanweer, a British citizen of Pakistani origin, travelled to the village last November and stayed with relatives for three to four weeks, Pervaiz said.

Another suicide bombing suspect, 30-year-old Mohammed Sidique Khan, visited Tanweer there many times from an uncle’s house in Rawalpindi, he told the Dawn newspaper.

Pakistani officials have confirmed that Tanweer and Khan arrived together on November 19, 2004 in Karachi, a transit hub and the nation’s biggest city. They left for London on February 8, 2005.

Intelligence officials believe Tanweer spent several days at an Islamic school near Lahore, the capital of eastern Punjab province. Pervaiz, however, said Tanweer had not spent any time at a school, or madrassa.

Pervaiz said that Tanweer’s parents telephoned him immediately after the London attacks on July 7 and told him that their son was missing. Pervaiz said he was shocked and puzzled to learn Tanweer was a bombing suspect.

Another suspect of Pakistani ancestry, 18-year-old Hasib Hussain, arrived in Pakistan on July 15.

Authorities were trying to ascertain when he left the country.

The fourth alleged bomber was Jermaine Lindsay, a Jamaican-born Briton. Fifty-six people, including the bombers, died in the July 7 blasts on three underground trains and a bus.

The New York Times, citing unnamed intelligence and law enforcement officials, reported on its website late yesterday that police have begun a worldwide hunt for Haroon Rashid Aswat, a former aide to Abu Hamza al-Masri, one of Britain’s most militant Islamic clerics.

The paper said officials believe Aswat may have provided support for the London attacks. He is also believed to have attempted to set up an al Qaida training camp in Bly, Oregon, six years ago.

Aswat has also been named as a suspect in the London attack in other news reports.

TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: abuhamza; abuhamzaalmasri; abuhamzamasri; haroonrashidaswat; londonattacked

1 posted on 07/21/2005 8:31:01 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

Haroon Rashid Aswat has been arrested in Pakistan and is being "detained" for questioning.

Do a search on him in the Keywords above. He was connected to Oregon, Portland Oregon and Seattle by Freepers years ago.

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The Drudge Report ^ | July 20, 2005

Posted on 07/20/2005 5:44:56 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Terror investigators hunting the London bombing mastermind are to question a suspected Al Qaeda planner held in Pakistan.

British-born Haroon Rashid Aswad was seized at a religious school with a suicide bomb belt, explosives and GBP 13,000 in cash.

Security sources in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, claim he had up to 20 telephone conversations with London bombers Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer. One of these is believed to have been just hours before the blasts.

The UK's DAILY MAIL reports on Thursday: Security sources say he trained at an Afghan camp which was visited by Osama Bin Laden and that he is linked to two of Bin Laden's planners and an Al Qaeda suspect held in America.

U.S. investigators have been told that Aswad attended the Khalden camp in Afghanistan, favoured by foreign terror trainees. British shoe bomber Richard Reid is among those who attended the camp and it has been reported that London bomber Khan also went there.

2 posted on 07/21/2005 8:40:32 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM is trying to make us believe, Judith Miller is in jail to protect Karl Rove!)
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To: areafiftyone

All I know is that the terrorists should stop hiring from islamotemps.

3 posted on 07/21/2005 8:46:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: areafiftyone

He was upset by the deaths of civilians in Iraq? But evidently not by the ones blown up or beheaded by his friends and associates.

4 posted on 07/21/2005 8:55:29 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Of course not those are Freedom Fighters (as the Leftists call them). (/sarcasm)

5 posted on 07/21/2005 8:56:54 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: Grampa Dave

6 posted on 07/21/2005 9:02:45 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- ---)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks Travis.

It seems like we been here before on a lot these London Terrorists and previous work on Free Republic.

7 posted on 07/21/2005 9:06:43 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The civilized world must win WW IV/the Final Crusade and destroy Jihadism!)
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To: areafiftyone

"A suspected suicide bomber in the London attacks revered Osama bin Laden and was upset over the deaths of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kashmir, a newspaper in Pakistan reported today."

But apparently not upset by all the civillians killed by Saddam, the Taliban, Bin Laden, the "insurgents" and all the rest of the filthy terrorist scum...???

8 posted on 07/21/2005 9:27:53 AM PDT by agooga (Rise up against the black robed masters.)
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