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  • London - 7/7 Jury Fails To Reach Verdict

    08/01/2008 9:02:19 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 186+ views
    Sky News ^ | August 1, 2008
    Excerpt - A jury trying three men accused of helping the 7/7 London bombers plan their attack has failed to reach verdicts. Waheed Ali, Sadeer Saleem and Mohammed Shakil visited the London Eye, the Natural History Museum and the London Aquarium while allegedly pinpointing potential targets during the trip seven months before the 2005 atrocity. The trio, from Beeston, Leeds, stood trial charged with conspiring with the four bombers and others unknown to cause explosions between November 17, 2004, and July 8, 2005. But following the three month trial at Kingston Crown Court, a jury of eight women and four...
  • Muslim groups infiltrated by 7/7 bombers had huge govt grants

    09/08/2006 3:44:17 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies · 511+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8th September 2006
    Government grants totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds were handed out to Muslim organisations infiltrated by the July 7 suicide bombers. Huge chunks of taxpayers' money were given to four Leeds-based institutions that were the haunts of ring-leader Mohammed Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer. Grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to £200,000 were made in Beeston, the bombers' home territory where three of the four 7/7 bombers lived. The money came from funds intended to regenerate the area but suspicions persist that some of the cash may have been diverted to recruit and train the home-grown terrorists who killed...
  • Some of 24 Terror Suspects Had Ties to 2005 London Bombings

    08/12/2006 9:49:55 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 4 replies · 607+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | August 16, 2006 Issue | Kevin Whitelaw & Chitra Ragavan
    By Chitra Ragavan Posted 8/10/06 Related Links Airline stocks drop on news of bomb plot More from Nation & World Terrorism suspects plotting to blow up American planes headed from the United Kingdom to the United States were planning to smuggle hydrogen peroxide-based liquid/slurry explosives in modified sports drink bottles, U.S. News has learned. The suspects had figured out a way to modify the bottoms of the factory-sealed bottles and fill them with the explosives that were similar to those used in other recent attacks in London, and at least nine planes were targets, the official said. So far, British...
  • Tip Followed '05 Attacks on London Transit

    08/11/2006 10:11:50 AM PDT · by LM_Guy · 24 replies · 711+ views
    It all began with a tip: In the aftermath of the July 7, 2005, suicide bombings on London's transit system, British authorities received a call from a worried member of the Muslim community, reporting general suspicions about an acquaintance. From that vague but vital piece of information, according to a senior European intelligence official, British authorities opened the investigation into what they said turned out to be a well-coordinated and long-planned plot to bomb multiple transatlantic flights heading toward the United States -- an assault designed to rival the scope and lethality of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackings. By late...
  • The Lessons of London [Mark Steyn]

    07/07/2006 8:53:17 AM PDT · by TChris · 17 replies · 1,480+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 7/8/2005 | Mark Steyn
    The lessons of LondonOn this first anniversary of the July 7th Tube and bus bombings, I'll be re-posting all weekend long some of my commentary on the slaughter and its lessons for Britain and the rest of us. This is what I wrote an hour or so after the bombs for The Daily Telegraph the following morning - July 8th 2005: One way of measuring any terrorist attack is to look at whether the killers accomplished everything they set out to. On September 11th 2001, al-Qa’eda set out to hijack four planes and succeeded in seizing every one. Had the...
  • Remembering 07/07 London bombing, no it was not because of the Iraq-action...

    07/06/2006 5:35:11 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 368+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald London Bombing Survivor, One Year Later ABC News -North was on the Piccadilly Line of the London Tube, traveling from Kings Cross station to Russell Square. ... Rachel is an advertising director in London. ... London bombing survivors demand public inquiry Scotsman London bombing victims remembered Barnet Times, UK - will be held in the Memorial Garden of Hendon Park at 8am tomorrow, to remember the nine Barnet residents killed in last year's July 7 London bombings The event ... LONDON BOMBING ANNIVERSARY: The city people who will never forget ... Peterborough Evening Telegraph, UK -...
  • So you think 7/7 has brought Britain and America together? Think again

    07/06/2006 2:59:24 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 63 replies · 1,719+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 07/07/06 | Gerard Baker
    IT’S PROBABLY just as well no US tennis players made it beyond the quarter-finals at Wimbledon this year because it’s evidently going to be an uncomfortable summer for Americans in London. Despite the best diplomatic efforts of Condoleezza Rice, who, even as rogue-state crises proliferate, continues to dispense charm and elegance in equal measure, the US seems to be sinking steadily deeper in British public esteem. Listening in to Prime Minister’s Questions from across the Atlantic this week, I noticed a common theme. There was outrage that three British bankers are facing extradition to the US; alarm that the safety...

    07/05/2006 3:53:09 AM PDT · by voice of india · 20 replies · 552+ views
    Some British Muslims believe London bombers cause was just: poll London, July 5. (PTI): A "significant minority" of British Muslims believe that while the transit bombings last year were wrong, their perpetrators were motivated by a "just cause", according to a poll. The Populus survey for The Times and ITV News has found that sixteen per cent of British Muslims, equivalent to more than 150,000 adults, believe that while the attacks were wrong, the cause was right. Also, more than one in ten British Muslims think that the men who carried out the London bombings of 7/7 should be regarded...
  • British agents trace 7/7 terror links to smalltown America [Falls Church, VA]

    06/20/2006 5:59:11 AM PDT · by angkor · 89 replies · 3,526+ views
    Times Online [UK] ^ | June 20, 2006 | Daniel McGrory
    By Daniel McGrory No 10 rejects calls for inquiry into bombings as evidence emerges of extremists’ role in global terror network BRITISH agents are operating in the United States to trace links with Islamic extremists from England who recruit Muslims to fight for terrorist groups abroad. The British-led investigation has played a part in identifying a number of US-based terrorists and helped the authorities in Washington to break up an al-Qaeda cell operating in Falls Church, Virginia. The agents are particularly keen to discover if the visitors included Mohammad Sidique Khan, leader of the July 7 suicide bombers, who is...
  • Report into London bombings cites Al-Qaeda link

    05/11/2006 11:35:15 AM PDT · by Enchante · 11 replies · 357+ views
    Yahoo News (from AFP) ^ | 5/11/06 | Deborah Haynes
    LONDON (AFP) - Two of the suicide bombers behind last year's deadly London transport attacks likely had contacts with Al-Qaeda, but British security lacked resources to stop the atrocity, an official report has concluded. The report, by an influential parliamentary committee, cleared intelligence services of any culpable failings in preventing the four bombers carrying out Britain's worst terror attack, which killed them and 52 other people. In the first full account of the events before and after the July 7 blasts, the document said Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, and Shehzad Tanweer, 22 -- two of the bombers -- had appeared...
  • July 7 London Bombings 'Not Linked to al-Qaida'

    04/10/2006 12:15:12 PM PDT · by Coastal · 8 replies · 539+ views
    The National Ledger (UPI) ^ | 4-10-06 | Hannah K. Strange
    LONDON, (UPI) -- The bombers who carried out the July 7 attacks on London were not aided by al-Qaida but acquired the expertise they needed from the internet, according to a leaked report by the British government. The report's conclusions paint a disturbing picture of the ease with which individuals can plan and execute relatively simple yet deadly attacks, and highlights the difficulties faced by the security services in preventing such acts. The leak of the government's official account of the bombings led to renewed calls for an independent inquiry Sunday night.
  • No al-Qaeda link to London bombs: report

    04/08/2006 8:22:15 PM PDT · by singledot777 · 16 replies · 592+ views
    sydney morning herald ^ | 4-9-06 | sydney morning herald
    A government inquiry into London's terrorist attack on July 7 last year will say there was no direct support from al-Qaeda, even though two of the bombers had visited Pakistan, The Observer newspaper reports.
  • British imam praises London Tube bombers

    02/11/2006 6:04:22 PM PST · by Pikamax · 15 replies · 838+ views
    Times Online ^ | 02/12/06 | Times Online
    British imam praises London Tube bombers A LEADING imam in the mosque where the July 7 bombers worshipped has hailed their terrorist attack on London as a “good” act in a secretly taped conversation with an undercover reporter. Hamid Ali, spiritual leader of the mosque in West Yorkshire, said it had forced people to take notice when peaceful meetings and conferences had no impact. He also praised the bombers as the “children” of Abdullah al-Faisal, a firebrand Muslim cleric, who was convicted of inciting murder and racial hatred in 2003. Ali revealed that the leader of the London suicide bombers...
  • British intelligence 'in the dark' on London bombings: Times

    01/28/2006 7:34:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 474+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/06 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - British security services have admitted they know almost nothing about why the London bomings happened or if Al-Qaeda was involved, according to a leaked intelligence report in The Sunday Times. The MI5 internal security service has owned up to "significant gaps" in its knowledge about the July 7, 2005 attacks, the secret report for Prime Minister Tony Blair and senior ministers revealed, the British weekly newspaper said. According to the report, MI5 said: "We know little about what three of the bombers did in Pakistan, when attack planning began, how and when the attackers were recruited, the...
  • What 7/7 bomber left: A fortune

    01/07/2006 7:07:21 PM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 30 replies · 1,000+ views
    INdian Express ^ | Jan 7, 2006 | Robina Dam
    LONDON, JANUARY 7: All of 22 years and a staggering inheritance of £121,000. That is the mystery UK authorities are figuring out over Shehzad Tanweer, one of the suicide bombers who carried out the London attack on July 7, 2005. Tanweer, of Pakistani origin, lived and worked in an impoverished suburb of Leeds in the Midlands has left behind the fortune, and, no will. The sum is all the more staggering given his humble family origins and that his income came from his job in a basic fish-and-chip shop. Tanweer was among the group of suicide bombers who travelled down...
  • London bombs cost just hundreds

    01/02/2006 8:24:15 PM PST · by DenverCossack · 41 replies · 746+ views
    An investigation by the BBC World Service into the cost of the London bombings last July has revealed that they cost no more than several hundred pounds to carry out. As soon as Scotland Yard established the identities of the four men responsible for the London bombings on 7 July, they began investigating the financing of the attacks. Officers now believe that Mohammad Sidique Khan, who worked as a teaching assistant, was the principal backer of the attacks and that he gave money to the other men to buy some of the materials. The attacks by four suicide bombers on...
  • London bombing rescue workers honoured

    12/31/2005 5:53:18 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 458+ views
    This year's Queen's honours list in Britain includes the rescue workers who braved the devastation after the London bombings in July But there were also awards for people involved in happier events. The emergency services, medical staff and transport workers are all honoured today after the terrible bomb attacks of July 7. Twenty-three awards in all for those who helped the injured, or coordinated the rescue operation. In sport there is an OBE for the England cricket captain Michael Vaughan after the Ashes triumph. The rest of the team become MBEs. There are knighthoods for the singer Tom Jones and...
  • Mayor: Terrorists tried to attack London

    12/26/2005 7:50:20 PM PST · by Liberfighter · 11 replies · 797+ views
    AP ^ | 12-26-2005 | The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) -- Terrorists tried to attack London eight times between the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States and last July 7, when suicide bombers killed dozens on the city's transport system, London's mayor said Monday. Ken Livingstone said there had been two attempted attacks since July 7, including a failed attack on the transport network on July 21. Livingstone did not provide details of the attempted attacks, but said those who threaten London comprise small groups of disaffected people who are fairly disorganized.
  • Terror attacks of 7/7 have changed British way of life

    12/26/2005 2:10:32 PM PST · by ncountylee · 11 replies · 554+ views
    DPA via khaleejtimes ^ | 26 December 2005
    LONDON - The terror attacks on London on July 7 have changed Britain — and the British way of life. The Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard and a number of City landmarks have been surrounded by rings of concrete and steel and, once more, station platforms are bare of litter bins. Armed police patrol the streets and suspicious glances penetrate the veneer of traditional multi-ethnic tolerance. Memories of the series of suicide attacks on tube trains and a bus on July 7 flash back with every trip down the tube escalators, and every journey on a traditionally red bus. The...
  • Queen: A Year of Tragedy (Queen Elizabeth's Christmas Day speech)

    12/26/2005 1:11:56 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 39 replies · 1,215+ views
    Sky TV ^ | Dec 25 05 | Sky TV
    The Queen has used her Christmas Day speech to reflect upon a year of tragedy that she said had "brought loss and suffering to so many people". Her annual message came at the end of a year which was dominated by natural disasters and acts of terrorism. She said: "This Christmas my thoughts are especially with those everywhere who are grieving the loss of loved ones during what for so many has been such a terrible year." She first focused on the Asian tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people when it struck on Boxing Day last year. She...