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Profiles of the terror suspects: The Iraqi junior doctor and the 'brilliant' neurologist
Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2007

Posted on 07/02/2007 5:41:41 PM PDT by Shermy

The suspected ringleader of the failed bomb plot has been named as 'brilliant neurologist' Mohammed Asha, 26.

Saudi-born Asha, 26, was arrested with his 27-year-old wife, who was in traditional Muslim dress, on the M6 in Cheshire on Saturday night.

They were in a car with their two-year-old son when police were believed to have been alerted to Dr Asha's car after his number plate flashed up on an automatic recognition camera.

He is believed to being questioned over possible links to the two Mercedes packed with gas canisters, petrol and nails found in the West End on Friday.

The couple were taken to London's Paddington Green Police Station to be questioned.

Dr Asha came top of his class at the University of Jordan in 2004 with an "excellent score" and has been practising in Britain since 2005.

Police investigating the terror cell behind the failed London and Glasgow bombings are searching his detached home in a cul-de-sac in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.

Dr Asha and the 27-year-old woman, believed to be his wife, can now be held until Saturday, the Metropolitan Police said.

Dr Asha had recently started a job at the North Staffordshire Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent. He appears on the British Medical register as Mohammed Jamil Abdelqader Asha. He qualified in Jordan in 2004.

The General Medical Council said Dr Asha holds a provisional registration which enabled him to work in the NHS under supervision.

Dr Asha is also believed to have links to a two-bedroom, semi-detached house in the quiet commuter village of Houston, Renfrewshire, just outside Glasgow.

Asha's father Jamil tonight denied his son had anything to do with the bomb plot.

With shaking hands he showed pictures of his son and declared the young man's innocence.

"He was a devout Muslim but not strict," retired teacher Jameel Abdul Qader Asha, 55, said from Jordan.

"He prayed like any Muslim but was not a fanatic," said Asha, the father of eight children, including three doctors. He was seated at his home in the Jordanian capital Amman, holding a photograph of his serious-looking 26-year-old son, Mohammed.

"I am sure Mohammed does not have any links of this nature, because his history in Jordan and since he was a kid does not include any kind of activity of this nature," the father said.

Another medic, Iraqi junior doctor Bilal Abdulla, who is said to have completed his medical training in Baghdad, was the man who tried to drive a blazing jeep into Glasgow airport, it was claimed this afternoon.

He is one of three NHS doctors arrested by police hunting the car bombers. He was named as Bilal Abdullah, 27, who was registered to practise in Britain three years ago.

Dr Abdullah is believed to have worked at the Royal Alexandra hospital in Paisley, four miles from the airport.

The other suspect involved in the attempted attack was severely burned and was too ill to be questioned.

Following Asha's arrest, his brother Ahmed, speaking from Jordan, said he was "surprised".

"The first news we heard of this was broadcast by an Arabic satellite channel. I can't believe this. It's nonsense because he has no terror connections."

Ahmed said his brother "is not a Muslim extremist and he's not a fanatic."

He said Asha graduated from the University of Jordan in 2004 with a degree in medicine. He then went to England to pursue higher education, specialising in neurology.

Ahmed said he did not know his brother's whereabouts in Britain. He said Asha was in touch with his family recently and that he planned to come to Jordan for a visit on July 12.

Mr Asha also said his son was planning to visit on July 12.

He said: "He called me three days ago to check the body sizes of his six brothers and two sisters. My son wanted to buy them gifts from Britain before his departure."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: asha; bilalabdulla; gla; haymarketcarbombs; iraqi; iraqidoctor; iraqis; mohammedasha

Asha's father Jamil displays pictures of his son


A picture of suspect Mohammed Asha, being held by his father Jamil. In the picture suspect Asha shaked hands with Jordan's Queen Noor


Bilal Abdullah being arrested by police


1 posted on 07/02/2007 5:41:43 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Grampa Dave; knighthawk; Dog

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2 posted on 07/02/2007 5:42:21 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Shermy
the 'brilliant' neurologist

Who, oh by the way, couldn't figure out how to get gasoline and propane to blow up. Brilliant.

3 posted on 07/02/2007 5:44:09 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Shermy
To me, this all fits a pattern in the sense that as these terrorists are educated in the West all they hear is how awful our way of life is. And if they’re not educated in the West, they’re around people who were, many of whom pretend to be “intellectuals.” So the loathing of these Islamists is reinforced by the self-loathing of the Left in our midst.
4 posted on 07/02/2007 5:46:12 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Democrats even want foreign terrorists to be treated like US citizens.)
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To: Shermy
Asha's father Jamil tonight denied his son had anything to do with the bomb plot.

With shaking hands he showed pictures of his son and declared the young man's innocence.

Just like Mohammed Atta's father. How touching.

5 posted on 07/02/2007 5:46:53 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Shermy

Michael Moore must be devastated with all of these wonderful Islamofacist Doctors being arrested.

Maybe he can add another chapter to Sicko to cover the loss of these great MDS.

Thanks for the ping.

Any patient, who received any injection from these Dr Krevorkian wannabes should be standing in line for tests. Under socialized medicine, they might be seen in 2008.


6 posted on 07/02/2007 5:48:36 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Why do liberals thrive on bad news for America?)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

“Brilliant” doesn’t get caught!


7 posted on 07/02/2007 5:49:22 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Shermy

Yeah, well, Zwahiri is a doctor, too. Makes no difference. Once they get the information on the next guy up the chain, kill him. One more cockroach put to bed.


8 posted on 07/02/2007 5:51:51 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: Shermy
Notice how young these 'Doctors' are: 26 and 27 years old, and they've been practicing for several years. In many instances the medical training that doctors from the middle-east and south asia undergo is nowhere near as rigorous as the training at a U.S. or Western European medical school. The medical degree is often a 4 or 5 year undergraduate degree, whereas in the U.S., students have to do a 4 year degree in science before they're even eligible to start medical school. It's not obvious to me that people with undergraduate medical degrees from non-US institutions should even be eligible to take the medical board exams to obtain a medical license, without significant additional training here in the U.S.
9 posted on 07/02/2007 5:52:21 PM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: Grampa Dave
Michael Moore must be devastated with all of these wonderful Islamofacist Doctors being arrested.

This is what socialized medicine will drive doctors to. Hillary wants doctors to be so under paid and so over worked that they resort to trying to blow people up... (practicing my Hillary-like fear mongering)

10 posted on 07/02/2007 5:52:43 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: doc1019

Doesn’t get the BIG prize either - 72 virgins. He’s stuck with just his wife now.


11 posted on 07/02/2007 5:53:52 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: elhombrelibre

This is why the Jap internment camps were so brilliant by FDR. He was the father of the internment camp. Either we protect against these people who want to kill you for their absolution or we suffer the loss of thousands on innocents.Actually these folks would be happier back in their sand.


12 posted on 07/02/2007 5:54:15 PM PDT by Dutch Tulip
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To: Shermy

the los angeles time the other day described the new brit pm as “brilliant”.


13 posted on 07/02/2007 5:56:01 PM PDT by ken21
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To: Shermy
I COULD GIVE A RATS A## HOW BRILLIANT, He is an animal! And who labeled him brilliant? He could’t have been so smart he got caught! I am so not interested in his family and his life as a young student and an aspiring doctor, The media will spin a human interest story around this PIG and try to convince you lemmings that he was always misunderstood and had every reason to plan a sadistic murder plot against Innocent civilians. We have to get tough on these animals NOW!!!!! Islam is a cult and they want nothing more than an Islamic world free from infidels! Wake UP PEOPLE!
14 posted on 07/02/2007 5:58:30 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'd rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: ken21
"the los angeles time the other day described the new brit pm as “brilliant”

Notice how the story doesn't say who called this mutt "brilliant."

(It was probably the guy at the next desk at the Daily Mail, and it likely wasn't intended it as a compliment.)

15 posted on 07/02/2007 6:03:58 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: ronnie raygun

IQ does not delineate character. Brilliant? So what?


16 posted on 07/02/2007 6:06:16 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Shermy

Some terrorism expert on Fox today said that this shouldn’t surprise us since the guy second to Bin Laden is a surgeon, and Zawahiri was a pediatrician. Doctors would have easy access to radio-active materials and all sorts of chemicals, very useful to jihadis.


17 posted on 07/02/2007 6:06:26 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Shermy

I am sure this is just a mistake , The Brits are profiling Arab doctors, instead of 80 year old ladies.S/


18 posted on 07/02/2007 6:06:26 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (http://www.imwithfred.com/index.aspx)
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To: ronnie raygun
Sayyyyyyy, Wasn't Hannibal Lecter a Doctor, too?

And Brilliant, to boot!

19 posted on 07/02/2007 6:08:34 PM PDT by null and void (Tired of living in the shadows? Move to Sunny Mexico!)
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To: CaptainMorgantown

I was thinking the same thing about the Dr;s ages.. and with more and more foreign dr’s being in the hospitals and clinics here in the US it makes me wonder.... I went to one the social security provdided for me some years back and I could hardly understand him..That is the first thing I ask any more if I am referred to another Dr. by my primary care Dr. is if they speak english as their first language. I figure that way I will get an American born dr perhaps..


20 posted on 07/02/2007 6:11:13 PM PDT by JoanneSD (Illegals represented without taxation.. Citizens taxed without representation)
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To: Shermy
The primary rule of medicine is to First, do no harm....

I wish they'd quit calling these ragheaded heathens physicians....

21 posted on 07/02/2007 6:13:18 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Shermy
Another medic, Iraqi junior doctor Bilal Abdulla

Every person named Bilal I ever met came from another nationality than that of Middle Eastern origin. Not saying it doesn't make the list of traditional Muslim names but it was very popular with converts ( some Americans ) and I don't think I ever heard of an Arab with that name. They were all Clymers. Could there be more to this guy's story?

22 posted on 07/02/2007 6:16:54 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: null and void

And got caught!


23 posted on 07/02/2007 6:20:00 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: CaptainMorgantown

I was thinking the same thing: there is no such thing as a “brilliant” 26-year-old neurologist, unless he’s Doogie Howser. “Brilliant” neurologists with good training should still be in their residencies at 26.


24 posted on 07/02/2007 6:22:49 PM PDT by cammie
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To: Shermy

Perhaps this explains why few great medical advances come out of the muslim world. Just a theory.


25 posted on 07/02/2007 6:43:39 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: Shermy

Don’t these people have any imagination about names? It seems that over half of them are named “Mohammed” (or variations thereof) as either a first or last name.


26 posted on 07/02/2007 7:32:21 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Very good!


27 posted on 07/02/2007 10:24:22 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Why do liberals thrive on bad news for America?)
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To: Shermy
"He was a devout Muslim but not strict," retired teacher Jameel Abdul Qader Asha, 55, said from Jordan.

"He prayed like any Muslim but was not a fanatic," said Asha, the father of eight children, including three doctors. He was seated at his home in the Jordanian capital Amman, holding a photograph of his serious-looking 26-year-old son, Mohammed.

If this guy wasn't a fanatic, I'm guessing I don't want to be meeting a fanatic.

28 posted on 07/03/2007 12:30:26 AM PDT by the808bass (Moderate Islam - "just wound the infidels")
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To: Shermy

Has his PhD in the philosophy of Destruction.


29 posted on 07/03/2007 6:22:37 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Paleo Conservative

All parents or relatives say the same damned thing when their spawn are picked up. Moderate Muslims? All of them are supporters.


30 posted on 07/03/2007 9:44:30 AM PDT by Safetgiver (So simple, even a Muslim can do it.)
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To: Shermy

Thanks for the ping, long time no see. How’s it going?


31 posted on 07/04/2007 1:57:51 PM PDT by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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