Thursday, December 08, 2005

 

The Jihad Plumber

There are quite a few links for this one :
A plumber arrested near the M25 last week has been charged with five offences relating to alleged terrorist activities and firearms offences, police said.

Kazi Nurur Rahman, 28, of Newham, east London, is alleged to have had in his possession three Uzi sub-machine guns and 3,000 rounds of ammunition.

Rahman was arrested by armed officers near the M25 South Mimms service station in Hertfordshire last Tuesday. Scotland Yard said the 28-year-old, who is a British citizen, was charged following an investigation by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Anti-Terrorist Branch.
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The Mirror.co.uk reports that the man was attempting to get hold of a large amount of explosives, missiles and assault rifles :
A SUSPECTED terrorist was arrested yesterday as he tried to buy a missile to shoot down a holiday jet.

The Asian-born man, 28, was also thought to be seeking explosives for a Christmas bomb blitz in London. He was held at gunpoint by police and MI5 agents near the M25 in Hertfordshire. A source at Scotland Yard said:
"We think he was buying the missile in a bid to bring down a trans-Atlantic airliner on landing or departure at a major British airport.

"We believe the man was also in negotiations to purchase a large quantity of explosives and guns in preparation for a bomb blitz and terrorist shootings in London.

"We believe the planned attacks were to be carried out by Islamic fundamentalists following the ideals of the al-Qaeda movement."


The man, from East London, was held by Scotland Yard's Anti-Terrorist Branch and MI5 as he got out of his car close to the South Mimms services, on the M25 north of London.

Police believe he went to the spot to meet others with whom he had allegedly been attempting to negotiate to buy a surface-to-air missile, a stock of high explosives, detonators and army-issue assault rifles.

After being held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, the man was driven in an unmarked police car to the maximum-security Paddington Green police station in West London. No explosives were found in the man's car but teams of detectives later searched two houses in Plaistow and Walthamstow, both in East London.

A spokesman at Scotland Yard, which has been investigating a plot for three months, said: "At about 11.30 a.m. armed police challenged a man who was leaving a parked car on a minor road near the M25 services at South Mimms.

"The man has been arrested in connection with an ongoing inquiry into the attempted procurement of weapons linked to international terrorism.

"Search warrants have also been executed. No explosives or hazardous materials have been found."
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Now this may be pure coincidence, but a few months ago a man who goes by the same name was arrested boarding a British Airways flight from Bangladesh, on suspicion of being a terrorist :

Six passengers were off-loaded from a London-bound British Airways flight prior to its take-off from Zia International Airport on August 7 for security reasons.

Security personnel searched passengers, their luggage and the entire aircraft, and detained three Bangladesh-born British citizens-- Nurun Nahar Chowdhury, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Kazi Nurur Rahman, and three Moroccan citizens-- Elmaach Yasin, Elhicher Tarik, and Muhammed Sabba for interrogation.
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and the same incident is reported here :

Six Muslim passengers were off-loaded this morning from a British Airways flight at ZIA International Airport for fear of ''terror attack'', which later proved to be a hoax.

OC at the ZIA Immigration Aminul Islam, gave the identities of Bangladeshi-origin Briton passengers as Kazi Nazrul Islam, Kazi Nurur Rahman and Nurun Nahar Chowdhury and Moroccans as Elhicher Tarik, Elmaach Yasin and Muhammad Sabba
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J --
I can't find your email address anywhere on this site, so I can't email you. I am possibly interested in getting the high-resolution video of the Trafalgar Square protest as we discussed, and your camera phone pix, and seeing what we can put together from them. But how do we arrange it? Email me at zombie at zombietime dot com and we can get the ball rolling.

 
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