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  • 7/7 London Terror Attack Memorial Unveiled

    07/07/2009 10:06:07 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 434+ views
    Sky News ^ | 2:35pm UK, Tuesday July 07, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Each of the 52 victims is represented by a three-metre-high stainless steel pillar, with the pillars arranged in four groups which represent the locations of the bombings. A plaque with the victims' names has also been placed in the grass banks at the eastern end of the memorial."
  • Trio not guilty of helping 7/7 London bombers

    04/29/2009 4:22:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 508+ views ^ | April 28, 2009, 17:01 BST | Rachel Williams
    Note: Photo included. Trio not guilty of helping 7/7 London bombers Jury clears men of conspiring with four bombers over London 2005 explosions that killed 52 Rachel Williams, Tuesday 28 April 2009 17.01 BST Three British Muslims were today cleared of helping the 7 July bombers choose their targets by carrying out a reconnaissance mission in London seven months before the attacks that killed 52 people and injured almost 1,000. A jury at Kingston crown court unanimously found Waheed Ali, 25, Sadeer Saleem, 28, and Mohammed Shakil, 32, all from Beeston, Leeds, not guilty of conspiring with the four...
  • Al Qaeda Suspect in London Terror Bombings Arrested in Pakistan

    01/21/2009 1:41:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 1,585+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 2009
    A Saudi Al Qaeda operative suspected of involvement in the London 7/7 attacks has been arrested in northwestern Pakistan, FOX News has confirmed. The operative, Zabi-ul-Taifi, was arrested with six other militants on the outskirts of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, Reuters reported. "Taifi is among those arrested today," an intelligence official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The nationalities of the other militants arrested are being established. One intelligence official told Reuters that it is believed Taifi was the "mastermind" of the July 7, 2005 bombings that rocked the London transportation system when homicide bombers set off explosions...
  • Radical Muslims warn of another 9/11

    09/12/2008 6:52:38 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 37 replies · 276+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 Sep 2008 | Duncan Gardham
    One speaker at the meeting, held on the anniversary of the attacks in America, told the assembled crowd that the West should "listen to the warnings." The most incendiary speech was delivered by Saiful Islam, from Luton, Bedfordshire, who praised Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda for their "courage" in retaliating against the "dictatorship and oppression" of the West. He said: "The blame of 9/11 belongs to no one but the American government. They are the terrorists. [...] Mr Islam warned that unless British and American troops were withdrawn from "Muslim lands" they would be to blame for the consequences, saying...
  • Wife Of 7/7 Ringleader Arrested [UK]

    05/09/2007 1:05:00 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 734+ views
    Sky News (excerpt) ^ | May 9, 2007
    Excerpt - Four more people have been arrested by anti-terror police investigating the July 7 attacks. Fifty-two people were killed by four bombers in the 2005 attack on the London transport system. Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Shehzad Tanweer, 22, and Germaine Lindsay, 19, detonated bombs on three Tube trains and Hasib Hussain, 18, attacked a bus. The four people arrested today are two men aged 30 and 34 and a woman, 29, from West Yorkshire and a 22-year-old man from Birmingham. ~ snip ~
  • England - New Arrests Made Over 7/7 Bombings

    03/22/2007 10:11:14 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 540+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 22, 2007
    Three men have been arrested in connection with the terrorist attacks in London on July 7, 2005. Two men, aged 23 and 30, were arrested at Manchester Airport as they were about to catch a flight to Pakistan. A third man, aged 26, was arrested at a house in Leeds shortly afterwards. More follows...
  • UK national gave lead to thwart plot

    08/12/2006 7:00:08 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Dawn (Pakistan) ^ | August 11, 2006 | Syed Irfan Raza, Munawer Azeem & Ismail Khan
    ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR, Aug 11: A British national, Rashid Rauf, who was arrested by an intelligence agency provided a lead to thwart the plot to blow up trans-Atlantic flights, sources said. The sources said Rashid Rauf was father of Tayyab Rauf, a suspect who was arrested in United Kingdom last year in connection with 7/7 London train blasts. During interrogation, the suspect unveiled the terrorism plot aiming to destroy at least ten passenger aircraft in the UK, the sources said. They said the information was shared with the UK Home Land Security department that resulted in a raid in which 21 suspects...

    11/02/2005 10:58:35 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 509+ views
    The Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | November 3, 2005
    ALL four July 7 suicide bombers were tracked by security services a year before they attacked London. But the surveillance operation was ditched after intelligence officers decided there was nothing suspicious about their behaviour, sources said last night. The revelation comes as Tony Blair's plans to create a law against glorifying terrorism were torn apart by rebel MPs.
  • 4th London bomber arrested in Rome

    07/29/2005 9:20:41 AM PDT · by Alex Marko · 192 replies · 7,922+ views
    SKY News is reporting that Scotland Yard has arrested the 4th bomber(Bus bomber) in Rome.
  • Sources: July 7 London Bomb Plot May Have Been Much Larger

    07/28/2005 8:16:14 AM PDT · by Irontank · 7 replies · 642+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 28, 2005
    The plot for the July 7 transit bombings in London, which killed 56 people, may have been much larger than previously known, ABC News has learned. Sources familiar with the investigation tell ABC News an additional 12 bombs and four improvised detonators were found in the trunk of a car believed to be rented by suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer. Police believe the bombers drove the car to Luton, where they boarded trains to London. "I believe that the explosives left in that car were left there for a second strike," said Bob Ayers, a London-based terrorism consultant with expertise in...
  • The Guardian falls to blogs

    07/28/2005 7:32:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 904+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 7 28 05 | Ed Lasky
    Score one for the good guys of the blogosphere! The Guardian, the once-prestigious left wing U.K. newspaper, has been forced to fire an intern, Dilpazier Aslam, who was a member of an extremist Islamist political party and who had not declared this when he wrote a comment after the 7/7 attacks. This is the first time a British "journalist" has been forced to step down after being criticized by bloggers. The group in question, Hizb ut- Tahrir, promotes racism, anti-Semitism, calls suicide bombers "martyrs" and urges Muslims to kill Jewish people. The intern wrote an opinion piece for the Guardian...
  • The London Bombings: How the U.S. and the U.K. Should Respond (Heritage Foundation)

    07/21/2005 12:35:51 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 53 replies · 1,804+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 7/21/2005 | Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., and James Phillips
    The London Bombings: How the U.S. and the U.K. Should Respond by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., and James Phillips July 21, 2005 (link to PDF) Thursday, July 7, 2005, will go down as one of the darkest days in British history since the Second World War. At least 55 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts in the heart of London, and several hundred were injured. The July 7 attacks were followed by a series of near simultaneous minor bomb blasts on public transportation in the British capital, involving detonators, on July 21. Although there were no fatalities, the...
  • Terrorsim links find Pakistan again in eye of storm

    07/17/2005 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Saberwielder · 5 replies · 316+ views
    DPA ^ | July 17, 2005 | Imtiaz Gul
    Terrorism links find Pakistan again in eye of stormBy Imtiaz Gul Jul 17, 2005, 15:03 GMT Islamabad - Despite ebullient U.S praise for its anti-terror efforts since becoming a key member of the international coalition against terrorism, Pakistan still finds itself in the eye of the storm for its past links with radical militant groups in the region. This time, the south Asian nation is under renewed focus after British officials investigating the July 7 London bombings revealed one of the suicide bombers, Shehzad Tanweer, had stayed at a religious seminary in Lahore this year. The seminary, known as Markaz-e-Tayyaba,...
  • British official tells Muslims to stand up to terrorism - (who is listening to him?)

    07/16/2005 1:41:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 366+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | JULY 16, 2005 | Staff Writer
    Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair said Muslims could do more to help find those plotting further atrocities. "We have a moment now in which we can engage with the Muslim community and move them from what could be described as a bit of denial into active engagement around counterterrorism," Mr. Blair told BBC TV. "Who are the preachers of hate? Who are the people who are looking to groom bombers?" Mr. Blair asked, adding that a number of British Muslims had been to Iraq and training camps abroad. "The Muslim community somewhere will know who these people are. We've now...
  • A moment of clarity - (Do the Brits "get it" now?)

    07/14/2005 8:13:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 435+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    When our British counterparts did broach the subject in private conversations, you'd hear things such as "Well, that's your problem" or — with the memories of terrorist attacks by the Irish Republican Army in the 1970s and '80s still fresh in their minds — "Well, now you understand." You could even get into an argument over whether Tony Blair and the British government had been right to send British troops to fight in the U.S.-led war to root out terrorists in Afghanistan. The message was clear — that the Americans had somehow brought the Sept. 11 attacks upon themselves by...
  • Caption British Editorial Cartoon (What's True for Them, is True for Us)

    07/13/2005 10:13:51 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies · 1,669+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 7/13/2005 | n/a
  • The Lesson from The Profile of the London Terrorists: Start Profiling!! (Graphic image downthread)

    07/13/2005 10:06:22 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 1,388+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/13/2005 | Pyro7480
    From The suicide bomb squad from Leeds A relative of one of the bombers was arrested and taken to London for questioning. Intelligence agencies say that at least two of the men had recently returned from Pakistan. All four were British, but with origins in Pakistan. MI6, MI5 and British diplomats were in touch with the Pakistani authorities last night to try to track down any connections with terrorists there. Security sources confirmed that none of the bombers was on any MI5 file, although one had links to a person investigated by police. From Profile: the Leeds bombers [Shehzad] Tanweer's...
  • Four Pathetic Young Bombers (Written by One Fed-Up British Woman)

    07/13/2005 7:45:47 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 78 replies · 2,272+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/13/2005 | Alice Miles
    Four pathetic young bombersAlice MilesIt is difficult for Londoners to return to normal life when the events of July 7 have been so glamorised NOW THE real shock. The first suicide bombing to occur in Western Europe — and not one, but four of them. This takes terror in Britain into a new dimension. And yet, my instinct is the same as it was before learning that these were not just “ordinary” bombers, but suicides. And the instinct is even stronger now: do not glamorise them. I see four pathetic young men, feeble manifestations of confused masculinity, too spineless to...
  • London Bombing Further Proof We're Winning - (author sees the bright side)

    07/11/2005 9:04:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 571+ views
    There are two ways to look at the bombings in London -- just as there are two ways to look at the misdeeds at Abu Gharaib last year and the interrogation practices of our soldiers at Guantanamo Bay. To the Democrats, who seek America’s defeat in the war against Islamic fascist terror, these things are to be seen as tools to be used to bludgeon America and Americans into submission. To me they are only further proof of how great America is and how obvious it is that we are winning the war against the evil murderers. When I see...
  • Unreason - (must read! - one of the best columns YET on July 7 attack; Brits' reaction peculiar!)

    07/11/2005 8:42:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 752+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 11, 2005 | GEOFF METCALF
    Several years ago I asked Dennis Miller if 9/11 had been an epiphany for him. He said, "Sure! I'm just amazed it wasn't an epiphany for EVERYone…" In the wake of the recent London bombings I asked ABC's Aaron Ketersky if it had been an epiphany for Brits. I was shocked to hear, "Not necessarily." According to Ketersky, the folks he talked to in London felt it was "their turn…it was something inevitable…in fact they were preparing for it." How appallingly 'civilized'. Historically, England has treated Ireland and Scotland worse than they have their growing Muslim immigrants population and allies....