Skip to comments.Brother of 7/7 bomber gets a free trip to Pakistan 'to improve relations'
Posted on 07/06/2008 9:26:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The brother of one of the July 7 suicide bombers has been given a free gap-year trip to Pakistan where the London terrorists were schooled in mass murder.
Today is the third anniversary of the attacks on London transport, in which 52 died and many more were injured.
And last night relatives of those killed condemned the 'insensitive' trip, which was designed to improve cultural ties and 'bridge the gap' between communities in Pakistan and Britain.
The bomber's brother, who has not been named, was flown to Pakistan courtesy of Projects Abroad, a company specialising in gap-year travel.
He visited the capital Islamabad and neighbouring provinces, near where the bombers plotted jihad at notorious terror camps.
In 2004, Shehzad Tanweer, 22, and ringleader Mohammed Sidique Khan, 30, had secretly travelled to the country to learn Al Qaeda terror techniques.
In Pakistan they stayed in Al Qaeda safe-houses in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore and learned how to make bombs.
With Hasib Hussain and Jamaican-born Jermaine Lindsay, they blew up three Underground trains and a bus on July 7, 2005.
The Projects Abroad 'experience Pakistan' scheme was inspired by the TV entrepreneur James Caan, from the BBC's Dragons' Den programme.
He wanted to find ways of preventing another July 7-style terror atrocity, and decided to set up schemes to help the two communities better understand one another.
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What the heck is a gap-year?
Liberalism is a suicidal mental disorder.
I’m not sure, but I think it’s that year that many students in the UK and Commonwealth countries take after school and before college, to travel.