On 7 July 2005, Shehzad Tanweer allegedly detonated a bomb while travelling eastbound on the Circle Line of the London Underground between Liverpool Street and Aldgate.
Tanweer was born in Bradford. In 1984, the family moved to Leeds.
He attended Wortley High School, where he was described as politically moderate by his friends.
He attended Leeds Metropolitan University, where he studied sports science.
Tanweer is believed to have worked occasionally in his father's fish and chip shop.
Shehzad Tanweer was known to MI5 before the London bombings took place.
The British security services secretly followed the four alleged bombers a year before the July 7 attacks, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported on 3 November 2005.
The Security services kept watch on them for several weeks.( The security services had links to the four July 7 London 'bombers' a year before July 7th. Two bombers 'known to MI5' )
Some of the alleged London bombers, including Tanweer, 'had been arrested in 2004 but freed in a bid to catch a wider network, former French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has claimed'.
"It seems that part of this team had been subject to partial arrest... in Spring 2004," Sarkozy told a news conference, reportedly quoting what British Home Secretary Charles Clarke had told an emergency meeting of EU justice and home affairs ministers.
(Bomb suspects 'had been arrested before' Mail Online / After bombing, a deepening French-British rift - Europe ...)
It is possible that Tanweer was recruited by the security services after his arrest.
A noted terror expert told the BBC that Mohammed Siddique Khan, the alleged ringleader of the 7/7 London bombings, was working for British intelligence agency MI5 as an informant at the time of the attacks.
Charles Shoebridge is a 12-year veteran detective of the London Metropolitan Police, a former graduate of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, and now a broadcaster and writer on terrorism in the UK. (http://www.propagandamatrix.com/articles/june2006/270606londonbomber.htm)
Tanweer had a £121,000 fortune (Tube suicide bomber left mystery £121,000 )
At his father’s home village in Pakistan, Mohammad Saleem, 'Tanweer's cousin', reportedly described how Tanweer, 22, hero-worshipped Osama bin Laden. (Report in The Times, July 22, 2005 - Cousin listened to boasts about suicide mission )
This is strange, considering that few Moslems believe in Osama bin Laden. In Pakistan's North-West Frontier province, support for Osama bin Laden was 4 % in January 2008. (What's really scary about terror statistics)
The Sunday Times, on 23 July 2006, had a story entitled: How they brainwashed my friend into being a bomber. Path to 7/7 suicide mission revealed.
The Sunday Times quotes a friend of Tanweer as saying:
“He [Tanweer] is not going to be remembered in a bad way by everybody. He was a good lad, nobody ever complained about him. Basically everybody thinks he was brainwashed.”
Kurt Nimmo ( Shahzad Tanweer had no Pakistan Connection) wrote:
"Shahzad Tanweer and Mohammed Sidique Khan, the alleged suicide bombers of July 7, didn’t visit a madrassa, or Islamic religious school, in Pakistan, according to Pakistan’s education minister Javed Ashraf Qazi...
"He (Tanweer) was a patsy set-up in a collaborative effort engineered by a British-American and possibly Israeli intelligence elements with a shared interest in perpetuating murder and chaos and blaming it on a shadowy network of terrorists, thus portraying Islam as a renegade and recalcitrant religion, outside the pale of civilized nations and peoples."