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  • AT&T gave cash to merger backers

    06/10/2011 8:10:31 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/10/11 | ELIZA KRIGMAN
    AT&T is lining up support for its acquisition of T-Mobile from a slew of liberal groups with no obvious interest in telecom deals — except that they’ve received big piles of AT&T’s cash. In recent weeks, the NAACP, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance, and the National Education Association have each issued public statements in support of the deal. The groups all say their public positions have nothing to do with the money they received from AT&T.
  • UK: Iraqi doctor guilty in Glasgow airport jihad plot

    12/16/2008 5:47:59 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 2 replies · 947+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 12/16/08
    The good doctor on the day of his grand jihad Cambridge alum guilty of plotting the jihad deaths of untold numbers. Poverty Causes Terrorism Update: "Iraqi doctor found guilty of Glasgow airport bomb plot," by Steve Bird in the Times, December 16 (thanks to all who sent this in): An NHS doctor who waged a terrorist car-bomb campaign intended to kill and maim hundreds of people in London and Glasgow has been found guilty of conspiracy to murder. Dr Bilal Abdulla was part of a cell that set up a bomb-making factory and bought five cars to convert into firebombs...
  • Doctor accused of bomb plot planned in London and Glasgow were meant to scare not maim or kill

    11/12/2008 2:49:59 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 14 replies · 1,714+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 11/12/08
    An NHS doctor accused of the Glasgow airport attack today admitted planning to set cars on fire to give Britain a "taste of fear". Bilal Abdulla, 29, an Iraqi, said he had wanted the incendiary devices to throw the spotlight back on the devastating effect of war on his homeland. He branded the British government "democratically elected murderers" and said he wanted Muslims to escape oppression and leave Britain. But Abdulla told Woolwich crown court in London that he knew the "horror and terror" of the July 7 attacks and had not wanted to injure or kill anyone. Going into...
  • Glasgow Airport bombers 'planned nightclub terror campaign'

    04/11/2008 2:29:48 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 207+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 11 2008 | Duncan Gardham
    Islamic extremists planned to carry out a series of spectacular terror attacks against British nightclubs, the Old Bailey has heard. Hundreds of people at one club in London escaped death only because two car bombs packed with improvised explosives and gas cylinders failed to go off. One of the devices was left directly outside the Tiger Tiger club in the capital’s Haymarket area and the second was positioned further down the street. The bombers tried to set them off with mobile phones but the fume-filled cars did not ignite and the club was successfully evacuated. Details of the attempted bombing...
  • MI5 Says Saudi King's 7/7 Claim is a 'Myth'

    10/29/2007 4:10:06 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 119+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-29-2007 | Robert Winnett - James Kirkup
    MI5 says Saudi king's 7/7 claim is 'a myth' By Robert Winnett and James Kirkup Last Updated: 9:03pm GMT 29/10/2007 The intelligence services have become embroiled in a rare public row with the Saudi government by describing comments about the 7/7 London bombings made by the Saudi king as a "myth". King Abdullah, currently on a state visit to Britain, said in an interview that his country had "sent information before the terrorist attacks" which was not acted upon and which "may have been able to avert the tragedy". King Abdullah accepted that al-Qa'eda remains a problem in his country...
  • Hero baggage handler at 9/11 event

    09/09/2007 6:20:01 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 10 replies · 342+ views
    Hero baggage handler at 9/11 event 5 hours ago Hero baggage handler John Smeaton has travelled to the US, where he will take part in a ceremony marking the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The airport worker, who found worldwide fame after his courage during the terror attack on Glasgow Airport, has been invited to this year's commemoration service at the World Trade Centre in New York. The 31-year-old, from Renfrewshire, jetted off from Heathrow airport in London. He was pushed into the limelight after he raced to help when a burning Jeep was driven into the airport terminal....
  • Theodore Dalrymple: How Societies Commit Suicide -

    08/19/2007 11:28:23 AM PDT · by UnklGene · 28 replies · 1,505+ views
    City Journal ^ | August 17, 2007 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Theodore Dalrymple: How Societies Commit Suicide - Scots and Italians surrender to Islam. 17 August 2007 In an effort to ensure that no Muslim doctors ever again try to bomb Glasgow Airport, bureaucrats at Glasgow’s public hospitals have decreed that henceforth no staff may eat lunch at their desks or in their offices during the holy month of Ramadan, so that fasting Muslims shall not be offended by the sight or smell of their food. Vending machines will also disappear from the premises during that period. Apparently the bureaucrats believe that the would-be bombers were demanding sandwich-free offices in Glasgow...
  • Glasgow Airport Terror Suspect Kafeel Dies

    08/03/2007 9:37:05 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 25 replies · 547+ views
    Arab News ^ | Saturday, 4, August, 2007 (20, Rajab, 1428) | Mushtak Parker
    The Scottish Procurator Fiscal ordered a postmortem on the body of Dr. Kafeel Ahmed, one of the two terror suspects involved in the terror attack at Glasgow Airport on June 30.Kafeel, a 27-year-old from Bangalore in India, died late Thursday evening at Glasgow Royal Infirmary as a result of 90 degree burns he received to his torso after driving a blazing Jeep Cherokee laden with gas and petrol cylinders, and nails, into the main terminal building at the airport.Because of the severity of his burns he was later transferred to the specialist burns unit at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where doctors...
  • PM applauds hero airport worker

    08/03/2007 2:24:39 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 12 replies · 321+ views
    PM applauds hero airport workerAn airport baggage handler who restrained a terror suspect was hailed a hero by Prime Minister Gordon Brown. John Smeaton met Mr Brown during a visit to 10 Downing Street. Mr Smeaton, 31, shot to fame after helping police tackle a man who was in a blazing jeep which was driven into the Glasgow Airport terminal building. The PM arranged to meet Mr Smeaton to thank him personally on Thursday after being told he was in London to film a television interview. Mr Brown said: "This is a very brave man and a very courageous man...
  • Glasgow Terror Suspect Dies

    08/02/2007 8:14:18 PM PDT · by indcons · 23 replies · 678+ views
    Sky News ^ | Thu Aug 2, 2007 | Sky News
    A terror suspect being treated for severe burns following a car bomb attack on Glasgow Airport has died in hospital. Kafeel Ahmed, 27, was being cared for at a specialist unit at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. After being doused with a fire extinguisher by an off-duty policeman, Ahmed was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley. Ahmed, who is also known as Khalid, suffered 90% burns. The alleged attack on Glasgow airport came a day after two attempted car bombings failed in London on June 29. Ahmed spent 33 days in hospital before succumbing to his injuries. A spokesman for...
  • Glasgow terror suspect dies from burns

    08/02/2007 4:32:32 PM PDT · by Alouette · 69 replies · 1,262+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 2, 2007 | Tariq Panja
    LONDON - A man critically burned after allegedly crashing an explosive-laden Jeep into Glasgow Airport died of his injuries Thursday, Strathclyde Police said. Kafeel Ahmed, 27, had been in the hospital for a month with burns from the alleged attack on June 30, which followed a day after two failed car bombings in London. The other man in the car, Iraqi doctor Bilal Abdullah, has been charged with conspiring to set off explosions. "We can confirm that the man seriously injured during the course of the incident at Glasgow Airport on Saturday June 30 has died in Glasgow Royal Infirmary,"...
  • Glasgow Terror Suspect Dies

    08/02/2007 3:20:48 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 30 replies · 1,251+ views
    Glasgow Terror Suspect Dies Updated: 23:08, Thursday August 02, 2007 The terror suspect badly burned in the failed attack on Glasgow airport has died. Kafeel Ahmed, 27, is believed to have been the driver of the Jeep Cherokee which burst into flames as it was rammed into the terminal building. Scene of the failed attackAfter being doused with a fire extinguisher by an off-duty policeman, Ahmed was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley.
  • Glasgow Airport Attack Man Dies

    08/02/2007 3:11:05 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies · 1,347+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-2-2007
    Glasgow Airport attack man dies A man injured in the Glasgow Airport attack on Saturday 30 June has died in hospital, police have confirmed. A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said that the man seriously injured during the incident died in Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Kafeel Ahmed, one of two men held at the airport after a Jeep struck the terminal, died on Thursday evening. The circumstances surrounding the death have been reported to the procurator fiscal.
  • DENIAL IS A RIVER IN WASHINGTON

    07/31/2007 6:47:40 AM PDT · by Greg F · 22 replies · 876+ views
    National Review ^ | 7/31/07 | Mark Steyn
    “Any attempt to identify a murderous ideology with a great faith such as Islam is wrong, and needs to be denied,” declared Jacqui Smith, the new British Home Secretary, starting her job with a bang, or near-bang, as a flaming Jeep Cherokee (doing a fine impression of a Chevy Blazer) crashed through the terminal at Glasgow Airport, with one of its passengers staggering fron the wreckage screaming, “Allah! Allah!” The following day, nine persons, including seven Spanish tourists, were killed by a somewhat more efficient suicide bomber in Yemen.
  • Muhammad Haneef wants Australia to apologise

    07/30/2007 9:56:29 AM PDT · by Ghayyour · 10 replies · 610+ views
    The Hindu ^ | July 30, 2007
    Bangalore, July 30 (PTI): Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef, who returned here after Australian authorities dropped terror charges against him, today said he wanted Australia to apologise to his "peace-loving country". "I don't expect an apology from the Australian government or the authorities but I would appreciate if they apologise to my peace-loving country and citizens," he told a press conference here. Asked whether he would sue the Australian Government for the trauma he had suffered, Haneef said "I have not sought any legal advice at this time. That will be later on." "I would like to return. I want the...
  • MI5 'is keeping bomber alive'

    07/29/2007 1:00:43 AM PDT · by kalee · 61 replies · 1,792+ views
    Scotland on Sunday @ Scotsman.com ^ | Sunday, 29th July 2007 | RICHARD ELIAS
    SEVERELY burned Glasgow Airport attack suspect Kafeel Ahmed is being kept alive on the orders of MI5, senior police sources have told Scotland on Sunday. Ahmed has third degree burns to 90% of his body and virtually no chance of surviving but insiders claim the security services are keeping him alive to avoid a backlash from radical Muslims. The 27-year-old doctor is on life support at Glasgow Royal Infirmary but two separate police sources - as well as medical staff - claim the decision to keep him alive has more to do with politics than clinical judgment. One insider estimated...
  • Manhunt as three Iraqi doctors go missing in Glasgow after terror attack[UK]

    07/29/2007 7:18:24 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 683+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 July 2007 | Glen Owern and Steve Smith
    Police are hunting three Iraqi doctors who went on the run in Glasgow after terrorists tried to blow up the city's airport. The men arrived in the UK in May to take part in a Government-backed training programme, but failed to turn up for their flights back to Baghdad earlier this month. They disappeared just two weeks after Bilal Abdullah, an Iraqi-trained doctor who worked at a Glasgow hospital, was arrested and charged with terrorist offences over the airport attack on June 30. He was a passenger in a Jeep driven by Kafeel Ahmed, an engineer who is being treated...
  • Haneef's departure suspicious: Australian minister

    07/28/2007 10:55:08 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 10 replies · 455+ views
    AF-Presse – Hindustan Times ^ | July 29, 2007 | Anon
    Australian Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said on Sunday it was "suspicious" that the Indian doctor held over failed UK bombings had left the country so quickly after charges against him were dropped. Andrews said Mohamed Haneef's departure from Australia after he was released from custody made the 27-year-old Muslim look more suspicious. "If anything, that actually heightens rather than lessens my suspicion," he said. Andrews also ruled out reinstating the Haneef's visa. Haneef, whose second cousin Kafeel Ahmed was allegedly involved in last month's failed bombing attempt on Glasgow airport, was detained on July 2 as he attempted to leave...
  • Iraq's Al Qaeda Network Mentored Cells Behind British Strikes (Also Glasgow)

    07/27/2007 7:50:33 AM PDT · by hardback · 368+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 7/25/7 | Bill Gertz
    Iraq's Al Qaida network mentored cells behind British strikes The Al Qaida network in Iraq has been linked to British strikes in Glasgow and London in July. MI5 and MI6 have been investigating the extent of the direction provided to the Muslim insurgency networks by Al Qaida in Iraq. The assessment was that the Al Qaida network in Iraq provided the indoctrination and training for British Muslims to assemble explosives for attacks throughout Britain. __ Full Text, Subscribers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Focus on Iran 50 German firms investigated for helping Iran nuke program __ Full Text, Subscribers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Northeast Asia Report China...
  • (U.K.) Doctors Use Shark Skin Grafts To Treat Burned Terror Suspect

    07/24/2007 12:27:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies · 1,353+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 24.07.07 | thisislondon.co.uk
    Doctors use shark skin grafts to treat burned terror suspect 24.07.07 Surgeons treating the terror suspect burned in the Glasgow Airport car bomb attempt are going to use "grafts" of a skin substitute made from shark cartilage and cow tendons. Kafeel Ahmed, 27, is being treated at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. The process is called Integra Dermal Regeneration Template. "It tricks the body into creating new skin cells," explained Steve Jeffrey, a surgeon who worked in Australia perfecting the treatment. Silicone implanted with shark skin extracts is laid on the burns for two weeks before it is removed and replaced...
  • A just war against the murderers in our midst

    07/15/2007 11:29:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 995+ views
    The Observer ^ | July 15, 2007 | Henry Porter
    Our way of life is tolerant, spirited and full of humour. We should make no apologies for fighting the moral descendants of Stalin and Hitler who would destroy it On a rare dry evening last week I walked to a meeting in London. The streets were full and the pubs overflowing with drinkers, many of whom are on the pavements because of the smoking ban: people having a good time at the end of an average working day, smiling and joshing each other. Too often we forget that we have built a successful and good-natured society over the last 10...
  • Australia - Haneef charged with terrorism offence (London/Glasgow terrorists)

    07/13/2007 3:34:05 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 296+ views
    Gold Coast-based doctor Mohammed Haneef has now been charged with a terrorism offence. The 27-year-old has been in Australian Federal Police (AFP) custody since his arrest almost a fortnight ago over alleged links to the recent UK terrorism plots. He has been charged with recklessly supplying a mobile phone sim card to a terrorist. Dr Haneef will face the Brisbane Magistrates Court later this morning. Yesterday afternoon AFP officers dropped a court application for more time to investigate whether Dr Haneef is linked to the failed terrorism plots in the UK, and a 12-hour questioning period began. Dr Haneef's...
  • Glasgow attack suspect 'dying'

    07/10/2007 8:48:00 PM PDT · by Rhinoceros · 94 replies · 2,258+ views
    CNN ^ | July 10, 2007 | AP
    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- A suspect in the failed terror attack on Scotland's busiest airport was unlikely to survive his severe burn injuries, a doctor who treated him said Tuesday. An off-duty officer uses a fire extinguisher on s an occupant of the Glasgow attack car. Khalid Ahmed, 27, is in a Scottish hospital with burns suffered after allegedly crashing a Jeep Cherokee into the Glasgow airport a day after police found two unexploded car bombs in central London. "The prognosis is not good and he is not likely to survive," a member of the medical team that treated him...
  • Burned UK suspect unlikely to survive

    07/10/2007 11:09:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies · 2,860+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | July 10, 2007 | BEN McCONVILLE
    EDINBURGH, Scotland - A man who was engulfed in flames after allegedly crashing a Jeep Cherokee loaded with gas cylinders into Glasgow's airport is unlikely to survive his severe burns, a doctor who treated him said Tuesday. Police believe Kafeel Ahmed, 27, was driving the Jeep when it rammed into the airport entrance June 30, shattering the glass doors, and then ignited into a raging fire. Witnesses saw his body in flames after the attack, which came a day after police found two unexploded car bombs in central London. "The prognosis is not good and he is not likely to...
  • Muslim booted off North plane (for asking to pray)

    07/09/2007 2:09:55 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 89 replies · 2,579+ views
    The Sunday Sun (Newcastle, UK) ^ | Jul 8 2007 | Phil Doherty
    A young Muslim was booted off a plane at a North airport after asking cabin crew if he could pray before his flight, we can reveal. The incident happened when the country was on high alert last weekend after an alleged terrorist attack at Glasgow airport. A source told us that the man - who has not been named - boarded a Thomsonfly flight at Newcastle International Airport bound for a holiday in Malaga, Spain, with friends. He asked staff if he could go in the galley area - which can be curtained off from passengers - and offer...
  • Well, That Didn't Work Out So Great

    07/08/2007 6:09:09 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 10 replies · 494+ views
    iowahawk.typepad.com ^ | July 03, 2007 | Iowahawk Guest Commentary
    <p>Ever have "one of those days?" Sure, all of us go through the occasional rough patch, but I swear there are times when I think Allah must really have it in for me. I mean, I know the "Big Guy" is supposed to have a sense of humor, but do I always have to be the punchline?</p>
  • Car bombs are linked with Iraq’s Al-Qaeda

    07/08/2007 8:30:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 264+ views
    Times Online ^ | July 8, 2007 | David Leppard
    AT least one of the suspects being quizzed over the alleged plot to set off car bombs in Britain was in recent contact with Al-Qaeda in Iraq, senior security officials said yesterday. Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command SO15 is understood to have uncovered evidence that in the months leading up to the attacks one or more of the suspects communicated by telephone or e-mail with terrorist leaders in Iraq. The development has fuelled a theory that the failed attacks in London and Glasgow were designed as a farewell to Tony Blair to punish him for his role in Iraq. Details...
  • Meet John Smeaton: One Kick and He Is The Hero of Glasgow [Kicked Terrorist Butt]

    07/07/2007 1:37:47 PM PDT · by Enchante · 47 replies · 1,749+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 07/07/07 | ALISTAIR MACDONALD and IAN MCDONALD
    GLASGOW -- Last Saturday afternoon, baggage handler John Smeaton was standing in front of Glasgow Airport smoking a cigarette when a Jeep Cherokee burst into flames nearby. He watched its burning driver emerge. A police officer pursued the passenger. What happened next has turned Mr. Smeaton, 31 years old, into an unlikely folk hero. When he saw the passenger hitting the officer, Mr. Smeaton ran over and kicked the assailant. Mr. Smeaton has been interviewed on the BBC, CNN and other networks about his response to the attack in which two suspected terrorists attempted to ram into the airport's main...
  • Hundreds attend anti-terror rally

    07/07/2007 2:29:08 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 57 replies · 859+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 7th 2007 | BBC News
    'About 1,500 people have gathered in Glasgow for a rally against terrorism, organised by Mosques and Islamic groups. It comes a week after a car burst into flames after being driven into the terminal building at Glasgow Airport. Organisers said: "The eyes of the world will be on a Scotland sending out the message that all our communities are united against terrorism." Police also said thousands took part in the city's County Grand Orange Parade. Orange Lodge parades took place across the city, before marchers joined the main procession at Blythswood Square. Meanwhile, the "Scotland United Against Terror" event was...
  • I'm working on confidential project on global warming, Glasgow bomber told parents

    07/06/2007 4:47:05 PM PDT · by Shermy · 23 replies · 1,023+ views
    Times of India ^ | July 6, 2007
    BANGALORE: "I am involved in a large scale confidential project. It is about global warming. I cannot reveal the details. It involves a lot of travelling. I have to present a lot of papers at various places. The project has to be started in the United Kingdom. After starting it there, I will come back to Bangalore and continue it from here. Various people from various countries are involved in this. There is an Indian with me and he is helping me out. He has given his car to me for travelling. During the project work in the UK, I...
  • NHS Opened the Door

    07/05/2007 5:08:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 668+ views
    The NY Sun ^ | 7/5/2007 | DANIEL JOHNSON
    The fact that the Al Qaeda plot to detonate car bombs in London and Glasgow was carried out by doctors working for the National Health Service has shocked the British public far more than the fact that they were Muslims.
  • CABBIE HAS FINE WAIVED (Glasgow hero)

    07/05/2007 4:20:18 PM PDT · by radar101 · 23 replies · 1,257+ views
    The Daily Record ^ | 5 July 2007 | Not Identified
    POLICE have cancelled the parking ticket given to a hero cabbie who took on terror suspects at Glasgow Airport. Alex McIlveen, 45, left his taxi and laid into two men after a Jeep Cherokee loaded with gas canisters crashed into Terminal One. But when the dad-of-two returned to his car the next morning, after hours of police questioning, he found he had been given a £30 ($60) penalty. At first, police insisted Alex would have to pay up. But, after a call from the Record, they agreed to drop the fine. A police spokeswoman said: "We realise there were exceptional...
  • Bombing plots ‘were carried out with bin Laden’s blessing’

    07/05/2007 4:36:11 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 741+ views
    Bombing plots ‘were carried out with bin Laden’s blessing’ The London and Glasgow bomb plots were carried out with the approval of Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, a top foreign intelligence source said last night. “It was an established fact from Day 1 that al-Qaeda was behind this and it was planned by its followers in Great Britain with bin Laden’s blessing,” the source told The Times. British security officials were more guarded, saying that it was too early to say whether the plot was masterminded by some foreign hand or hatched in Britain. The warning an al-Qaeda leader...
  • Duo who attacked Glasgow airport 'were resigned to death', say officers

    07/05/2007 2:07:38 PM PDT · by Stoat · 19 replies · 1,475+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | July 5, 2007 | Adam Fresco
    Duo who attacked Glasgow airport 'were resigned to death', say officers   (Daily Record) One of the men who attacked Glasgow airport being hosed down with a fire extinguisher. He is currently in a critical condition (Daily Record)       Adam Fresco   Two police officers today described the moment they foiled the plans of two would-be bombers to bring death and destruction to Glasgow aiport. The officers said that the two men, one of whom was trying to keep them away from the car while the other was covered in flames, “were resigned to death”. Constable Stewart...
  • Cleric: 'Al-Qa'eda Leader Told Me Of Bomb Plot' (UK)

    07/03/2007 7:13:48 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 924+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-2-2007 | Nicole Martin - Sophie Borland
    Cleric: 'Al-Qa'eda leader told me of bomb plot' By Nicole Martin and Sophie Borland Last Updated: 2:52am BST 04/07/2007 A British cleric in Baghdad last night claimed that an al-Qa'eda leader warned him that "the people who cure you would kill you" months before the terrorist bomb plots in Glasgow and London. Canon Andrew White, who runs the Iraqi capital's only Anglican parish, claimed that he met an unnamed al-Qa'eda leader on the sidelines of a religious reconciliation meeting in Amman, Jordan. "He told me that the plans were already made and they would soon be destroying the British," Canon...
  • U.K. Police Find Suicide Note From Botched Glasgow Airport Attackers

    07/04/2007 1:57:16 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 18 replies · 868+ views
    allheadlinenews.com ^ | 07/04/07 | Tomasz Filipczak
    London, England (AHN) - Police in Britain have found a suicide note left by the men who drove a Jeep Cherokee into Glasgow's airport on Saturday. The note shows, according to police, that the men driving the vehicle full of explosives intended to die in their failed terror attack. Police also believe the two men are responsible for leaving two cars packed with explosives in central London a day earlier. The men apparently left the cars and made the six-hour drive to Scotland. Police have not said where the suicide note was found. They have identified the two suspects as...
  • UK: Bomb suspects on MI5 files (London and Glasgow bombing )

    07/04/2007 2:54:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies · 831+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 04/07/2007 Last Updated: 2:53am BST | Philip Johnston, Richard Edwards and Duncan Gardham
    Several doctors arrested over the London and Glasgow car bomb plot were on the files of MI5, it was disclosed last night.At least one was on a Home Office watch list after being identified by security services - meaning their travel in and out of Britain was monitored by immigration officers. advertisement Others were found to be on the MI5 database, which contains an estimated 2,000 suspected jihadists or supporters of terrorism.Whitehall sources said they had not been involved in previous plots, but were "people who knew people'' who were under observation.The fact that they were "on the radar" was...
  • HERO CABBIE: POLICE TOOK MY GOOD NIKE TRAINERS (Glasgow attack)

    07/04/2007 7:09:32 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 46 replies · 2,085+ views
    Daily Record ^ | 7/4/2007
    BATTLING taxi driver Alex McIlveen faced down the Glasgow Airport terror suspects ... and his courage cost him his favourite pair of trainers and a £30 parking fine. Dad-of-two Alex punched and kicked the two men after they crashed a Jeep Cherokee loaded with gas canisters into the door of Terminal One. The 45-year-old booted one of the suspects, whose body was covered in flames, as hard as he could between the legs. But the man didn't appear to feel the blow, and a police doctor told Alex later that he'd damaged a tendon in his foot. After the drama,...
  • Glasgow Airport Bomber Left Suicide Note

    07/04/2007 7:10:09 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 1,424+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-5-2007 | Duncan Gardham - Richard Edwards
    Glasgow airport bomber left suicide note By Duncan Gardham and Richard Edwards Last Updated: 2:40am BST 05/07/2007 One of the two men accused of trying to bomb Glasgow airport left a suicide note, it was claimed last night. The focus is now on the role of Bilal Abdulla, the Iraqi doctor who was a passenger in the Jeep that rammed into the terminal at Glasgow airport Police were said to have found the note, describing the men's motives and grievances, CNN reported. Officers suspect that some of the doctors arrested in connection with the failed car bombings in London and...
  • British Media: Scottish House Used as Makeshift Bomb Factory

    07/05/2007 5:34:24 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 300+ views
    AP on FoxNews ^ | July 5, 2007
    LONDON — A Scottish house had been used as a makeshift bomb factory to carry out the terror attacks in London and Scotland, British media reported Thursday. Meanwhile, a subway derailed in the capital during rush-hour, raising jitters in the wake of the foiled terror plots and the Saturday's anniversary of the deadly 2005 suicide bombings. Police said the train derailment on London's Central line was unrelated to the terror plots. At least one person was injured in the accident, which was reportedly caused because of an obstruction on the tracks. Britain's terrorism threat level has been lowered following the...
  • Exclusive: U.K. Terror Plot -- Why the Bombs Failed

    07/05/2007 5:41:50 AM PDT · by NCjim · 31 replies · 1,461+ views
    ABC ^ | July 4, 2007
    The London bomb plot allegedly planned by a cell of doctors failed early last Friday morning because a medical syringe used as part of the firing mechanism caused a malfunction, ABC News has learned. According to nonclassified documents reviewed by ABC News, and confirmed by multiple sources, both mobile telephones initiated firing mechanisms rigged inside a Mercedes E 300 parked several yards from the front door of Tiger Tiger nightclub failed despite multiple calls to the cell phones designed to remotely trigger the devices.
  • Terror plot: Two quizzed as police seize gas canisters

    07/03/2007 9:16:00 AM PDT · by NCjim · 4 replies · 515+ views
    This London ^ | July 3, 2007
    Britain's terror alert took a fresh twist today as police seized gas canisters and arrested two men in a raid in Lancashire. The development came as the first picture emerged of the doctor arrested in Australia following an intelligence tip-off from Britain. In the raid in Blackburn, two men were arrested at an industrial estate in Blackburn on suspicion of terror offences. Both are being held at a police station in Lancashire on suspicion of offences under the Terrorism Act 2000, but a spokesman said it is too early to confirm whether the arrests are linked to the failed bomb...
  • Reflecting on Glasgow's terror attack (By a Muslim Spokesman)

    07/02/2007 11:19:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 777+ views
    BBC ^ | July 2, 2007 | Na'eem Raza, President of the Islamic Society of Britain (Glasgow)
    Na'eem Raza, a member of the Scottish Interfaith Council and founder of Scotland's Muslims Consultancy, gives his reaction to the terror attack at Glasgow Airport to the BBC Scotland news website. "Not again... not in Scotland... not in Glasgow... not the airport... please. Not Asians... Oh God, please, not Muslim. Oh God, please not Asians and Muslims from Glasgow... no! Mr Raza hoped the racism of past generations had gone for good Saturday afternoon was a period of reflection while all around me was in turmoil. I wasn't thinking of the ongoing events, rather the aftermath that might follow. I...
  • London Bombs, Glasgow Attack Spur Calls for Prayer

    07/02/2007 6:14:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 534+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | July 2, 2007 | Maria Mackay
    LONDON – Prayers were lifted up from churches and Christian leaders across the United Kingdom following the foiled car bomb attacks in London on Friday and the attack on Glasgow Airport on Saturday. Bishop Philip Tartaglia, the Roman Catholic bishop of Paisley, Scotland, in whose diocese Glasgow Airport is situated, issued a statement yesterday from Lourdes in France where he is on a Diocesan pilgrimage. "I am deeply saddened at the news of the attack on Glasgow Airport," Tartaglia stated. “I commend the swift action of the police and security staff on the scene and welcome the fact that injury...
  • British Terrorists Conspired In Bomb Plot - Security Officials

    07/02/2007 6:15:17 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 552+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-3-2007 | Vikram Dodd - Richard Norton-Taylor
    British terrorists conspired in bombs plot - security officials · Six suspects are doctors · Controlled explosions at hospital · London car came from Scotland Vikram Dodd and Richard Norton-Taylor Tuesday July 3, 2007 The Guardian(UK) Counter-terrorism officials said last night they believe British terrorists who are still at large were involved in the conspiracy to launch car bomb attacks on London and Glasgow. Details emerged as it became clear that five of the suspects under arrest are doctors working and training in the NHS, and one is a doctor working in Australia where he was arrested last night. Seven...
  • The London Bomb Plot: All the News That’s Fit to Spin

    07/02/2007 6:53:42 PM PDT · by Contentions · 3 replies · 587+ views
    contentions ^ | 6.30.2007 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    No sooner was the London car-bomb disaster averted, seemingly by poor tradecraft on the part of the bombers, than the spinning began. The New York Times, ever vigilant to explain the news in ways that comport with its editorial line, takes the lead. “The idea of a multiple attack using car bombs,” reports Alan Cowell on the paper’s front page, has “raised concerns among security experts that jihadist groups linked to al Qaeda may have imported tactics more familiar in Iraq.” “Imported tactics more familiar in Iraq”? In other words, what the Times is telling us, citing experts it declines...
  • Profiles of the terror suspects: The Iraqi junior doctor and the 'brilliant' neurologist

    07/02/2007 5:41:41 PM PDT · by Shermy · 30 replies · 1,121+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2007
    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...
  • Security chiefs' 'nightmare scenario' (UK)

    07/02/2007 2:33:08 PM PDT · by traumer · 13 replies · 515+ views
    Three terrorist attacks have been launched in the UK, two in central London and another at Glasgow Airport. What is the significance of a British terror target outside London? It is interesting and it is also worrying that this attack has taken place in Glasgow because up until yesterday (Saturday) all the successful attacks were only in London. Now suddenly we have Glasgow. It seems clear that in these particular attacks, both in London and the one in Glasgow, there is a Scottish connection. Of course, Gordon Brown, the new prime minister is also of Scottish origin. There was intelligence...
  • Five Doctors Held Over Attacks (It's now FIVE DOCTORS in the UK Terror Attacks)

    07/02/2007 3:30:51 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 83 replies · 2,579+ views
    Sky News ^ | 07-02-07 | Sky News
    Five doctors are now being held in connection with the recent attempted terror attacks - one is an Iraqi doctor who trained in Baghdad. Sky sources named him as Iraqi Bilal Abdulla - he was left relatively unscathed in an attack on Glasgow airport, in which two men drove a flaming jeep into the airport terminal. Two doctors were arrested in Paisley, Glasgow, another in Liverpool and one on the M6 on Saturday night. Abdulla was pictured being led away from the explosion by police and worked at the Royal Alexandra Hospital near Glasgow. The other man detained at Glasgow...
  • Asha Not Linked To Terror, Says Dad

    07/02/2007 1:48:31 PM PDT · by traumer · 38 replies · 1,005+ views
    The father of one of the men arrested over the failed bomb attacks in London and Glasgow has protested his son's innocence. Abdul Qader Asha said Dr Mohammed Asha did not have "any links" to terrorism. Dr Asha, who is Jordanian, was one of two people arrested on the M6 at the weekend. Speaking from that country, his father insisted that "he has not undertaken any kind of activity of this nature." He has appealed to Jordan's King Abdullah to intervene in the case. Mr Asha, a retired English teacher, said his son's only goal was to "return from Britain...