Skip to comments.7/7 bomber's family hold party as city mourns
Posted on 07/07/2008 3:00:24 PM PDT by forkinsocket
A party is being held at the grave of a 7/7 bomber in what is being described as an insult to the 52 London commuters murdered three years ago today.
The family of Shehzad Tanweer and 400 guests will "celebrate his life" and "remember him as a martyr" at a village in Pakistan today.
Tanweer, 22, Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Hasib Hussain, 18, and 19-year-old Jermaine Lindsay also died when they detonated rucksack bombs on three crowded Tube trains and a No30 bus.
Tanweer's uncle, 42-year-old property developer Tahir Pervez, is organising the celebration in which verses of the Koran will be read out then curry and rice distributed at his home in Samundari. He said today that he has "fond feelings" for his nephew and planned to visit Tanweer's mother in Leeds later this month, adding that she was "still devastated" at the loss of her son.
Seven people were killed and 171 injured when Tanweer detonated his bomb on a westbound Circle line train near Aldgate station. One villager in Pakistan who asked not be named, said: "The party is kept very secret from people outside the village but everyone knows it happens every year. People are invited to join in blessing Shehzad Tanweer's soul by reading verses from the Koran and they call on us to remember Shehzad as a shahid (martyr)."
The gathering has twice been held in secret - yards from Tanweer's grave which is fiercely protected from outsiders.
It is the largest in the cemetery of the village called Chak 477 and is opposite the mosque.
On the grave, his epitaph bears the phrase "La ilaha il Mohammed dur rasool Allah" which means "there is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger".
Andrew Dismore, MP for Hendon said: "It is absolutely appalling that his family are choosing to mark the date in this way. What are the Pakistan government doing about this?
"Five people from five different ethnic and religious groups died from my constituency on 7 July 2005 and this is a damning insult to their memory and their family members. Most Muslims would be absolutely horrified, as I am, that Shehzad Tanweer is being remembered by some people as a martyr."
Mr Pervez told the Standard he regularly visits Britain to visit his sister, Parween Tanweer, the bomber's mother, adding: "I have visited England four times since his death and even though immigration authorities ask me questions, they usually do not realise who I am."
Mr Pervez added: "It is a very different story in Pakistan though. I have been grilled by FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) and the army ferociously since the death of my nephew. They still disturb me despite my repeated appeals that I have nothing further to say on the matter but I have never been kept under custody in the UK. Shehzad used to visit me every year with his family. Of course because I am his uncle, I still have fond feelings for my nephew." He also revealed plans to travel to Beeston in Leeds, where Tanweer lived and where most of his family remain.
"I am leaving again in two weeks time and this time I will be staying with my uncles, aunts and yes, even at Shehzad's home," he said.
"His parents still live in their old house with their community. Of course Shehzad's mother is still devastated as she has lost a young son."
Lat/Long coordinates of party?
If we had any balls, that would be known as a “target rich environment.”
This is the kind of event that laser-guided bombs were designed for...
Down to the thousandth of a second, preferably.
We could fix this...
The Brits don’t want to do anything that might offend Muslims, since they’re so easily offended. A cartoon, a comment by the pope, an innapropriately named teddy bear, and they’ll defend their spiritually superior religion by flying into a murderous rage. The Brits are much more level-headed; you can blow up dozens of them and they won’t even react.
“Tanweer’s grave which is fiercely protected from outsiders.”
Don’t we have a pork tipped missile for a target like this?
That grave should be the target of the bacon drippings from every neighborhood skillet from miles around it. Morning ritual —check the post, send of the kiddies to school, drop by the grave and ‘annoint’.
Since this so called party will be held in Pakistan, I would say a bacon grease MOAB would be in order with about 20 pig carcasses equipped with JDAM equipment, guidance system, GPS etc., just for laughs.
Destroy the village, kill everyone in it and then we’ll have a party too.
Yea, bacon bits need to be spread on his grave—you know, like flowers.
The west should never release the remains of terrorist. We should instead wrap whats left of them in pork fat and pig skin.
Brother of 7/7 bomber gets a free trip to Pakistan 'to improve relations'
dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 7, 2008 | Sam Greenhill and David Williams
Posted on Monday, July 07, 2008 12:26:10 AM 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.....
They did that to stop the Moros.