Flere detaljer om nettverket bak London-bombene nøstes opp. Man spør seg selv: hvor var politiet/etterretningen. Hvor er det sagnomsuste samarbeidet mellom landene? Pakistan påstår at det advarte britene. Tja.
Details of the network that recruited the British suicide bombers are emerging as police piece together the final months of Tanweer, the Aldgate Tube bomber. Pakistani officials have established that when Tanweer, 22, was supposed to be studying at a religious school he met a British-born militant, Zeeshan Siddiqui, who was arrested for terror offences.
Scotland Yard now wish to question Siddiqui, who stunned his parents in West London when he dropped out of college in 1999 to join a radical Islamic group. His best friend at Cranford Community College was Asif Hanif, who in 2003 blew himself up in a Tel Aviv nightclub. Officials in Islamabad said that Siddiqui is a close aide of al-Qaeda’s operational commander, Abu Faraj al-Libbi, who was arrested this year and handed over to the US.
This complicated network points to al-Qaeda’s high command having a hand in picking members of the cell who carried out the attacks on three Tube trains and a bus. It also raised questions over why Western intelligence agencies failed to detect this network.
Officials in Pakistan have discovered that Tanweer also contacted members of two outlawed local groups, including Osama Nazir, a leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed, who was arrested last year over an attack on a Christian church in which two Americans died. Their meeting came when Tanweer told his parents that he had gone to see friends and relatives in his father’s home town, Faisalabad.
Jaish is known to operate a network in Britain and one of its earlier recruits was the former LSE student, Ahmed Omar Sheikh, who masterminded the kidnap and murder of the US journalist, Daniel Pearl.
Egyptian chemist and head of Pakistani religious school held