A Pakistani who led a mass prayer ceremony for one of the London suicide bombers at his ancestral village in the Punjab has been arrested as part of President Pervez Musharraf’s anti-terrorism clampdown.
Molvi Abdul Rehman, 30, was detained after he organised a ritual service in honour of Shehzad Tanweer, the 22-year-old Briton whose parents emigrated from Pakistan. Tanweer killed himself and six passengers in the Aldgate Tube bombing on July 7.
The ceremony, held at the Samoondran mosque in the Tanweer family’s home village of Kottan in southern Punjab, saw members of the crowd of 100 hailing Tanweer as a «hero of Islam».(telegraph)