Saturday, August 04, 2007

Was Kafeel Ahmed really involved in the Glasgow Airport attack


"Police on Saturday maintained that it had not received any official confirmation that the person who rammed the flaming jeep into Glasgow airport in the botched UK terror plot and succumbed to burns after battling for life for over a month was Kafeel Ahmed.
"'We have not received any official confirmation that the man who drove the burning jeep into Glasgow airport and died of burns on August 2 was Kafeel Ahmed,' City Police Commissioner N Achutha Rao told reporters." - No confirmation about identity of Kafeel: Bangalore Police
"The family had first stoutly denied the driver of the jeep that rammed into the Glasgow airport terminal building on June 30 was their son but later told police that it appeared to be so from the TV grab." - No information from Britain on Kafeel: Bangalore police

"For Maqbool Ahmed and Zakhia Ahmed, the death may have compounded a traumatic dilemma; was he really their 27-year-old son?" - Kafeel's Parents Shut Themselves Away from Outside World
"In a welter of speculation, during which he was identified initially as being of Lebanese origin, Kafeel - or, as he was also originally referred to, Khalid - was thought to have been a doctor at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley...
"Prof Sheldon said: 'I can't believe it is the same boy. He was a lovely person when I knew him. I was in constant contact with him until last December, then silence.'

"Jamal Iweida, of the Belfast Islamic Centre, also put forward the image of a friendly, polite student. He said: 'He was a very pleasant, very placid, and friendly guy. He was very polite, intelligent, and intellectual. He was one of the main people in the society who organised very good activities about multiculturalism, inter-faith integration, and the like. They would invite speakers from other religions.'" - Airport bomber was 'shy, nervous student'
"A senior British police officer knew within hours that marksmen had wrongly killed a Brazilian electrician they had mistaken for a terrorist, but deliberately withheld the information from superiors and misled the public, an inquiry into the killing reported..." - UK terror official misled public about killing, report says
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