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  • Asad Shah death: Man admits killing shopkeeper because he 'disrespected' Islam (Scotland)

    04/06/2016 3:30:49 PM PDT · by BronzePencil · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 6, 2016 | BBC News
    The man accused of murdering Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah has issued a statement saying he carried out the killing because he believed Mr Shah had "disrespected" Islam. Tanveer Ahmed, 32, from Bradford, is accused of killing Mr Shah outside his shop in Glasgow almost a fortnight ago. In the statement he denied the incident had anything to do with Christianity. Mr Ahmed claimed Asad Shah had "disrespected" Islam by claiming to be a prophet. The shopkeeper, an Ahmadi Muslim, who had moved from Pakistan to Glasgow almost 20 years ago, was found with serious injuries outside his shop on Minard...
  • Anti-terror police launch probe into Glasgow Central Mosque leader's Pakistani terror link

    03/31/2016 6:26:50 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 3 replies
    The Herald Scotland ^ | March 31, 2016 | Peter Swindon
    Anti-terror police have launched an investigation after it emerged that the head of religious events at Glasgow Central Mosque, Sabir Ali, held senior positions in the UK branch of the group Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) – an organisation responsible for terrorist atrocities in Pakistan. In documents uncovered by the BBC, the organisation's own publication suggests that both Ali and Hafiz Abdul Hamid, a leader at Edinburgh's Polwarth Mosque, had connections with SSP after it was banned. SSP was proscribed by the UK government in 2001 and then by the government of Pakistan in 2002 for violence against the Shi’a community.
  • UK Muslim shopkeeper murdered for his love of Christians

    03/26/2016 1:52:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/3/16 | Ari Yashar
    A popular Muslim shopkeeper was murdered in Glasgow, Scotland by another Muslim last Thursday, mere hours after posting a warm Easter message on Facebook to "my beloved Christian nation." The shopkeeper, 40-year-old Asad Shah, was a devout Muslim who originally hailed from Rabwah in Pakistan, reports The Telegraph on Saturday. According to an eyewitness, in addition to stabbing him his assailants stomped on his head. Roughly four hours before his brutal murder, Shah wrote on Facebook: "Good Friday and a very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation. Let's follow the real footstep of beloved holy Jesus Christ and...
  • Arrest after Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah dies in attack [by Muslim extremists]

    03/25/2016 6:04:28 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26 March 2016 | Staff
    A 32-year-old man has been arrested after a Glasgow shopkeeper was killed in what Police Scotland are treating as a "religiously prejudiced" attack. Asad Shah, 40, was found seriously injured in Minard Road, Shawlands, at about 21:05 GMT on Thursday. He died in hospital. The incident happened hours after he apparently posted social media messages wishing his customers a happy Easter. Police said both Mr Shah and the arrested man were Muslims. ....
  • Muslim shopkeeper stabbed to death hours after message wishing beloved Christian nation happy Easter

    03/25/2016 11:18:00 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 58 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 25th March 2016 | Richard Spillett
    •The 'peace-loving' victim was popular in his neighbourhood of Glasgow •Hours before his death, he posted message advertising inter-faith meeting •Police confirmed all those currently involved in investigation were Muslim 'A man has been arrested after a popular Muslim shopkeeper was stabbed to death by another Muslim in a religiously motivated attack just hours after he had posted a message wishing 'a very happy Easter to my beloved Christian nation'. Asad Shah, 40, was set upon with a knife and had his head stamped on in a shocking attack outside his Glasgow newsagents shop just after 9pm last night. A...
  • Imam at Scotland's biggest mosque praises Islamist assassin

    03/25/2016 6:53:15 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 29 replies
    Herald Scotland ^ | March 25, 2016 | David Leask
    The spiritual leader of Scotland's biggest mosque has praised an Islamist assassin amid fresh concerns about the threat of radicalism at the Muslim centre of worship. Habib ur Rehman, the imam of Glasgow Central Mosque, said extremist Mumtaz Qadri was a "true Muslim" and equated his actions with the French resistance against the Nazis during World War Two. He made his remarks last month as he protested the execution of Qadri for the 2011 murder of Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab who had championed the rights of Christians being persecuted under blasphemy laws.
  • Fabled King Arthur ‘was a Scottish warlord’

    11/25/2013 6:29:25 PM PST · by Renfield · 42 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 11-26-2013 | EMMA COWING
    Author Adam Ardrey claims that instead of the romantic English king of legend who lived at Camelot – which is often said to be Tintagel in Cornwall or in Wales – Arthur was actually Arthur Mac Aedan, the sixth-century son of an ancient King of Scotland, whose Camelot was a marsh in Argyll. He also suggests that Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur from a stone at Dunadd near Kilmartin, died near Falkirk and was buried on the Hebridean island of Iona, which he declares to be Avalon. Ardrey, an amateur historian who works as an advocate in Edinburgh and previously...
  • Cis Drag Queens Banned from Pride Event Because They Might Offend Trans People

    07/20/2015 6:00:11 PM PDT · by keats5 · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/20/15 | KATHERINE TIMPF Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scot
    Maybe complete and total inclusivity isn’t as easy as it sounds. The organizers of Free Pride Glasgow in Scotland have hit a snag in their mission to plan a totally inclusive event: Some activists think drag queens are offensive to transgender people, others think banning drag queens is offensive to transgender drag queens, and still others think allowing only transgender drag queens is offensive to cisgender drag queens. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scotland-pride
  • Brides for Sale: European Women Lured for Sham Marriage

    05/25/2015 6:34:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 25, 2015 | SYLVIA HUI and KAREL JANICEK
    Brides for Sale: European Women Lured for Sham Marriages May 25, 2015, SYLVIA HUI and KAREL JANICEK Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. She knew he did not want her, or her child. He wanted her European identity card. The marriage was arranged so the 23-year-old Pakistani groom could gain the right to live and work in Europe. Balogova was promised a clean place to stay in Britain and maybe even some money. But she says within days of arrival,...
  • Three women arrested after man glassed during Valentine's Day screening of Fifty Shades

    02/17/2015 8:30:00 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 59 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 16 Feb 2015
    A Valentine's Day cinema screening of Fifty Shades of Grey ended in chaos when three women were arrested for attacking a man. Witnesses claim the bust-up started after the victim asked the "worse for the wear" women to quieten down during a viewing on Saturday evening. Police then rushed to Grosvenor Cinema in Glasgow's west end where they arrested three women. Cinema visitors also claimed the man had been glassed and that staff were forced to wipe blood from seats before the next screening of the film.
  • First Recorded Case of Ebola in the UK

    12/29/2014 4:20:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/14 | Tova Dvorin
    A female aid worker from Sierra Leone has become the first person to bring Ebola to the United Kingdom, BBC News reports Monday night, and is in isolation in a Glasgow hospital. The aid worker, whose identity is being kept under wraps, had arrived in Glasgow via Casablanca and London's Heathrow airport, and arrived in Scotland Sunday night close to midnight. Less than eight hours later, she was admitted to Glasgow's Gartnavel Hospital with symptoms. She will be transferred to a high-level isolation unit in London's Royal Free Hospital as soon as possible for further treatment, officials said. 71 passengers...
  • Glasgow Healthcare Worker Diagnosed With Ebola

    12/29/2014 1:32:21 PM PST · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12/29/2014 | None creditied
    A female healthcare worker who returned to Glasgow from Sierra Leone last night has been confirmed as having Ebola. The woman, possibly a nurse, returned to Scotland via Casablanca and London Heathrow, arriving into Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight at around 11.30pm. The patient was admitted to hospital early this morning after feeling unwell and was placed into isolation at 7.50am. She is in a stable condition. She has been isolated and is receiving treatment in the specialist Brownlee Unit for Infectious Diseases on the Gartnavel Hospital campus, but will be taken to the Royal Free Hospital in...
  • Six people killed and eight injured in Glasgow bin lorry crash

    12/23/2014 1:20:59 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 22 December 2014 | bbc
    Six people have been killed and eight others injured after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow. ... The square is the scene of Glasgow's annual Christmas festival.
  • Scottish Monk Arrested for Distributing Leaflets Promoting Sexual Morality

    12/13/2014 1:49:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/12/14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A Scottish monk has been arrested for distributing a series of leaflets in the Cambridgeshire area critical of homosexuality, fornication, contraception, euthanasia, abortion, and divorce. Brother Damon Jonah Kelly, head of the Glasgow based charity the Black Hermits, was arrested by Cambridgeshire Police on December 8 on suspicion of a Section 5 (religious/racial) public order offence after he wrote a letter to the homosexual news publication, Pink News, claiming responsibility for the distribution of leaflets in the city of Ely, as well as in Cambridge, King’s Lynn and several other Cambridgeshire towns and cities. Initially police declined to take any...
  • SNP candidate praised radical Muslim as ‘preacher of peace’

    11/12/2009 8:25:38 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies · 530+ views
    The Times ^ | November 12, 2009 | Sean O’Neill,
    A radical Muslim cleric alleged to have inspired the Fort Hood gunman has been praised in the past as “a preacher of peace” by a prominent SNP candidate with close links to Alex Salmond. The FBI is investigating communications between Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people at the US Army base in Texas, and Imam Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born Muslim cleric now based in Yemen. Mr Awlaki has a large following in Britain and counts prominent mainstream Muslims among his supporters. In 2006 Osama Saeed, who has been selected as the SNP candidate for Glasgow Central for the next...
  • Scotland: Glasgow City Council will fly Palestinian flag to show solidarity with people of Gaza

    08/07/2014 5:30:37 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 47 replies
    Daily Record UK ^ | Aug 06, 2014 | Joe McGuire
    Glasgow City Council will fly Palestinian flag to show solidarity with people of GazaAug 06, 2014 THE Palestinian flag will fly from the city chambers on Friday, becoming the second council to do so as the humanitarian crisis escalates. GLASGOW City Council will fly the Palestinian flag from the city chambers this Friday in an act of solidarity with the people of Gaza, it was announced today. The move, which follows a similar display by West Dunbartonshire Council, has been welcomed by prominent campaigners, who have staged weekly demonstrations in the city as Israel has stepped up it’s offensive...
  • [UKIP's Farage:] Scots won’t get independence from a Yes vote

    09/13/2014 11:05:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | September 11, 2014 | Nigel Farage
    In a week's time, Scotland will not hold a referendum... The year, carefully chosen by Mr Salmond, celebrates the one unequivocal Scottish victory in the long antagonism between the two nations, at Bannockburn in 1314... The Scots have no way of keeping a UK link while extending the powers of the Scottish Parliament... The hoodlums who sought to break up my meetings and confined me to a pub told me to go back to England... Their position is merely the extreme end of Mr Salmond's. ...if they vote "yes" next week, they will not get independence. Rather, they are voting...
  • UK Muslima, a doctor, happily poses with severed head: “Dream Job”

    09/13/2014 3:07:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/10/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Yet another jihadist gets the crazy idea that “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (Qur’an 47:4) means “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks.” Obviously only someone who knows nothing about Islam could make a mistake like that.And she is a doctor to boot. Doesn’t Mujahidah bint Usama know that poverty causes terrorism?“Jihadi DOCTOR stands with severed head in her hand as kids look on in horror,” by Sophie Alexander, Daily Star, September 8, 2014: A BRITISH doctor and suspected jihadi holds aloft a severed head while two children look on in horror.The sickening snap is posted...
  • Man Tried to Rob Bookies with Cucumber Hidden in Sock ... Sentenced to 3 Years (U.K.)

    03/02/2014 9:04:43 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    NYDN ^ | March 2, 2014 | Lee Moran
    Man sentenced to 3 years for holding up bookies with cucumber hidden in sock Gary Rough claims he was 'only joking' when he tried to rob the Ladbrokes in Glasgow, England, with a cucumber hidden inside a sock, which he tried to play off as a sawed-off shotgun. Rough was given 40 months jail time for the incident. A British robber has been jailed for holding up bookies with a cucumber. Gary Rough, 28, stuffed the lengthy vegetable into a black sock to try and make it look like a sawed-off shotgun. He then demanded cash from terrified staff at...
  • Glasgow helicopter crash: 'Multiple injuries' at Clutha pub

    11/30/2013 12:18:32 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30 November 2013
    A police helicopter has crashed into a busy pub on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow. It happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street at 22:25 on Friday. Police Scotland say there were three people on board the helicopter - two officers and a civilian pilot. Police have not confirmed whether anyone has died but 32 people have been taken to local hospitals. It is not known how many people are still trapped inside the pub. A senior fire officer said they had made contact with some people trapped inside the pub but the building was unsafe and...
  • Passenger plane involved in near miss with UFO near Glasgow airport

    05/02/2013 2:54:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    stv.tv ^ | 1 May 2013 08:02 BST
    The UK Airprox Board – which investigates near misses in the skies – heard the incident had taken place at around 3500ft. ... The report concluded: “Members were of the opinion that, in the absence of a primary radar return, it was unlikely that the untraced ac was a fixed-wing or rotary-wing ac or man-carrying balloon. “It was considered that a meteorological balloon would be radar significant and unlikely to be released in the area of the Airprox. “A glider could not be discounted but it was felt unlikely that one would be operating in that area, both due to...
  • The Scotsman tipped to be future leader......of Germany

    01/06/2013 3:05:00 PM PST · by the scotsman · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5th January 2013 | Allan Hall
    'A Scotsman who married in a kilt, supports Rangers, likes white pudding and drinks Irn-Bru is now being tipped as the possible ruler of Germany. After climbing high and fast through the ranks of Germany’s CDU conservative party, pundits speculate great things lie in store for 41-year-old David McAllister, who is up for re-election as governor in the state of Lower Saxony later this month. The son of a German mother and a Scottish father from the tough Gorbals area of Glasgow, he is recognised as one of the leading figures in Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union party. He has...
  • New Scottish Bishop Could See Going to Jail Over Gay 'Marriage'

    07/25/2012 1:49:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/25/12 | David Kerr
    Glasgow, Scotland, Jul 25, 2012 / 11:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop-designate Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow could see himself being imprisoned for speaking out in support of the traditional married family. “I could see myself going to jail possibly at some point over the next 15 years, if God spares me, if I speak out,” Archbishop Tartaglia said in an interview with STV News July 24. His comments came just a day before the Scottish government announced it would legislate in favor of same-sex “marriage.” Archbishop Tartaglia warned that the redefinition of marriage will have “enormous implications for religious liberty.” “I...
  • Anti-Semitic Remarks on Facebook Prompt Police Arrests

    05/17/2012 1:57:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Police in Glasgow, Scotland arrested six people over anti-Semitic remarks on Facebook that mocked the Jewish community of Giffnock, the BBC reported Wednesday. The page, titled "Welcome to Israel, only kidding you're in Giffnock," included a number of offensive posts against the Jewish community and received nearly 1,000 “likes” until it was shut down. Fans of the page posted comments ranging from "Jewish scum" to "F*** the Jewish Zionist" while another person wrote: "Hebrew is not needed in the train station [because] all the Jews are f***ing rich c**** they have gold plated Bentleys," the Jewish Chronicle reported. The page's...
  • New body 'liquefaction' unit unveiled in Florida funeral home

    08/31/2011 6:09:45 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 95 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 30, 2011 | Neil Bowdler
    Excerpt only website: A Glasgow-based company has installed its first commercial "alkaline hydrolysis" unit at a Florida funeral home. The unit by Resomation Ltd is billed as a green alternative to cremation and works by dissolving the body in heated alkaline water. The facility has been installed at the Anderson-McQueen funeral home in St Petersburg, and will be used for the first time in the coming weeks. It is hoped other units will follow in the US, Canada and Europe. The makers claim the process produces a third less greenhouse gas than cremation, uses a seventh of the energy, and...
  • Jesuits sell historic 7th-century St. Cuthbert Gospel for $14.7 million

    08/05/2011 7:27:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    cns ^ | August 4, 2011 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON (CNS) -- The Jesuits have sold the historic St. Cuthbert Gospel -- believed the oldest intact book produced in Europe -- to the British Library for $14.7 million. The British Province of the Society of Jesus agreed to sell the late 7th-century Anglo-Saxon manuscript to raise funds to restore a historic church and pay for educational work in London and Glasgow, Scotland. The book, a pocket-size Latin translation of the Gospel of St. John, was found inside the coffin of St. Cuthbert, bishop of Lindisfarne, when the saint's grave was opened in 1104. Experts believe the manuscript was placed...
  • Suicide bomber in central Stockholm

    12/11/2010 1:50:06 PM PST · by La Lydia · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Stockholm News ^ | December 10, 2010
    First exploded a car at the busy shopping street Drottninggatan in central Stockholm. Then came another explosion some distance away and one man died. According to news agency TT, the man had blown himself to death. There was a bag on the ground filled with nails, according to newspaper Expressen. Alarm calls poured in to the Emergency Services from concerned residents about the explosions in central Stockholm on Saturday afternoon. But the initial info from the police was extremely unclear. First there was talk of two cars that exploded, later it proved to be just one... At Bryggargatan a man...
  • Mystery surrounds 'horse-boy' on Google Street View

    06/24/2010 7:04:45 PM PDT · by csvset · 49 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 24 June 2010 | BBC
    Mystery surrounds a man wearing a horse's head who has been captured on Google's Street View in Aberdeen. The man - who has become known as "horse-boy" - can be seen in the Hardgate area of the city. The sighting has become a popular attraction on Google's service, which offers a photographic map of streets. The man is wearing dark trousers, a purple shirt - and a brown and white horse's head. Dozens of BBC news website users have e-mailed from across Europe to say they know who horse boy is. Others have sent in images of the mystery horse-head...
  • UK: 'Terror gang' may have been 'plotting to blow up shopping centre and nightclub'

    04/09/2009 6:37:47 AM PDT · by Stoat · 45 replies · 6,441+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 9, 2009 | James Tozer
    Dramatic daylight terror raids on a university may have been linked to a plot to blow up a shopping centre or nightclub, police fear. Students at Liverpool John Moores University watched in shock yesterday as two men were hauled outside and forced to the ground by armed police.  Witnesses said the duo  -  students at the university's Business School  -  were wearing combat trousers and hiking jackets, and claimed there were rumours of 'a bomb' on the premises.  (edit) The raid was one of a series carried out simultaneously across the North-West in which 12 suspects believed to be...

    01/18/2009 4:14:31 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1,427+ views
    AP via ABC MONTANA.com ^ | Story Updated: Jan 18, 2009 at 3:52 PM MST | n/a
    GLASGOW, MONTANA... GLASGOW - Police have identified the woman shot outside a hospital in Glasgow as 37-year-old Melissa Greenhagen. Greenhagen, of Glasgow, was a part-time emergency medical technician and clerk of state district court in Valley County. She was killed Saturday evening in what police term a sniper-style shooting in the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital parking lot that wounded two others and resulted in the shooter dying later. No other names were released.
  • 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...
  • Terror trial: 'Bombers shouted God is great as they smashed Jeep into Glasgow airport'

    10/10/2008 11:33:20 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 695+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 10 2008
    Two alleged terrorists threw petrol bombs and shouted "Allahu Akbar" - meaning God is great - as they drove a flaming Jeep into Glasgow airport, a court heard. The vehicle, driven by Kafeel Ahmed, a PhD student from India, smashed into the airport at 3.13pm on June 30 last year. Ahmed, 28, who died a month after the attack, had prepared a will addressed to Osama bin Laden and the leaders of jihad [holy war] in Iraq, Woolwich Crown Court was told.
  • Glasgow Airport Bombers 'Planned Nightclub Terror Campaign'

    04/11/2008 8:27:10 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 200+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-11-2008 | Duncan Gardham
    Glasgow Airport bombers 'planned nightclub terror campaign' By Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent Last Updated: 11:23pm BST 11/04/2008 Islamic extremists planned to carry out a series of spectacular terror attacks against British nightclubs, the Old Bailey has heard. Glasgow Airport bomber's email to brother Hundreds of people at one club in London escaped death last June only because two car bombs packed with improvised explosives and gas cylinders failed to go off. Sabeel Ahmed will be deported as soon as he is released One of the devices was left directly outside the Tiger Tiger club in the capital’s Haymarket area and...
  • Party applause for airport hero

    09/24/2007 9:44:18 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 13 replies · 147+ views
    Party applause for airport hero The prime minister used part of his Labour Party conference speech to praise the airport baggage handler who restrained a terror suspect. John Smeaton accepted the applause of the Bournemouth crowd after Gordon Brown highlighted his heroic efforts. The 31-year-old shot to fame after helping police tackle a man who drove a jeep into Glasgow's terminal building. Mr Smeaton had already met Mr Brown at Downing Street and been praised by First Minister Alex Salmond. Mention of Mr Smeaton came at the start of Mr Brown's first conference address as prime minister. The prime minister...
  • Glasgow student 'planned to join Canada plot'

    09/17/2007 2:32:44 PM PDT · by fanfan · 7 replies · 108+ views
    The Telegraph, UK. ^ | BST 17/09/2007 | Auslan Cramb
    A British born Muslim student found guilty of Islamist terrorism offences was a "wannabe suicide bomber" who police believe could have been planning to take part in alleged al-Qa'eda attacks in Canada. Mohammed Atif Siddique has been found guilty on four separate terror charges Siddique will be sentenced on Oct 23 Mohammed Atif Siddique, 21, who has been described as Scotland's first homegrown terrorist, provided instruction on weapons and booby-trap bomb making over the internet, and showed videos of beheadings and suicide bombers to fellow students at the Glasgow Metropolitan College. The small town shopkeeper's son told friends that Osama...
  • Glasgow man takes on Al-Qaeda Terrorists (the Glasgow way)

    08/28/2007 10:43:31 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 15 replies · 1,228+ views
    johnsmeaton ^ | 8/28/07 | John Smeaton
    "Here's to his heroism, his straightforward belief in right and wrong, his support for law and order, and his willingness to give a good kicking to someone richly deserving it." This shows what happens when terrorists take on more than they can chew. John Smeaton is a hero, but any Glaswegian in this situation would have done the same. As John so eloquently put it, "Glasgow does not accept this. We will set aboot ye." "Only in Glasgow do suicide bombers need rescued from the locals by the police." "John just surpassed himself on the National ITV news. The interviewer...
  • Terror trial hears of raid

    08/28/2007 2:32:19 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 4 replies · 334+ views
    Terror trial hears of raid By ONLINE REPORTER August 28, 2007 A TERROR suspect was stopped at Glasgow Airport and released days before his house was raided by police, a court has heard. The High Court in Glasgow heard Mohammed Atif Siddique had been trying to fly out to Pakistan with an uncle. But after searching his cases and computer, officers found nothing connected with terrorism and released him that evening. The court heard Detective Constable Murray switched on and looked at Siddique’s laptop but found nothing more than photographs of family gatherings. He conceded he was not aware of...
  • 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 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 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.
  • Australia - Haneef linked to radicals in MI5 probe (London/Glasgow bombings)

    08/02/2007 12:40:26 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 360+ views
    Courier-Mail (Australia) (excerpt) ^ | August 2, 2007 | Renee Viellaris, Ian McPhedran, Margaret Wenham
    FREED terror suspect Mohamed Haneef was regularly in contact with Islamic radicals under surveillance by British spy agency MI5. Highly classified intelligence documents leaked yesterday reveal the former Gold Coast doctor – still considered a person of interest by British and Australian investigators – made contact using medical chat rooms, international phone cards and phone boxes. The intelligence suggests this was to avoid detection and suspicion. Leaked dossier The leaked dossier, part of the information that formed a key plank in Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews' decision to revoke Dr Haneef's visa, alleges the Indian-born doctor spoke to a number...
  • Australia - Haneef released from prison (Was held in London/Glasgow bomb plot)

    07/27/2007 1:22:37 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Gold Coast-based doctor Mohamed Haneef has been released from the Wolston Correctional Centre, west of Brisbane. He was driven out of the prison by immigration officials a short time ago. It is unclear at this stage where he is being taken. Prosecutors dropped a charge of recklessly providing support to a terrorist organisation against Dr Haneef this afternoon. Late this afternoon, Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said while he had not reinstated Dr Haneef's visa, the Gold Coast-based doctor would not be moved to a detention centre. Mr Andrews says he is seeking advice on whether to reverse his decision...
  • (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...
  • 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...
  • Police free woman in car bomb plot case

    07/13/2007 6:08:56 AM PDT · by TexKat · 13 replies · 622+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | July 13, 2007 | Haroon Siddique
    A woman arrested in connection with the alleged London and Glasgow car bomb plots has been released without charge. Marwa Asha, 27, was arrested with her husband, Mohammed Asha, 26, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, on the M6 motorway in Cheshire on June 30. The arrests came hours after a burning jeep was driven into the Glasgow airport terminal. The attempted attack followed the discovery of two car bombs in London that had failed to detonate. A Scotland Yard spokesman said the woman was released at 7.40pm yesterday. Muhammad Haneef, an Indian doctor who was arrested in Australia on July 2 in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...