Monday, January 23, 2006

"MI5 knew in advance about 7 July bomb plan"

Some people believe that Mohammad Sidique Khan was working for the security services.

The following comes from:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1605621,001301780003.htm

MI5 knew of 7/7 bomber’s jihad plan.

By Vijay DuttLondon, January 22, 2006.

Top MI5 and other security agency sleuths knew a year before the July 7 London bomb attacks that the (alleged) ringleader of the (alleged) suicide bombers, Mohammad Sidique Khan, was planning to fight for Al Qaeda.

The disclosure, highly embarrassing for MI5, has once again triggered the demand for a full public inquiry into the July 7 attacks.

It is said that MI5 bugged Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, another of the bombers, for two months in 2004 as they talked about Khan's desire to fight an "Islamic war". He also talked about retuning to Pakistan, where he had attended a camp for British Muslim terrorists. The two also talked about engaging in crimes to raise funds.

But after all this, MI5 and police decided that the two men were not an "imminent risk". As a result their surveillance was discontinued.

The error in judgement has been discovered following a trawl by agencies of MI5 and police files on all the intelligence about the four suicide bombers.




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