London jihad update from AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
LONDON (AP) – Police charged a 23-year-old man Wednesday with withholding information about the failed July 21 bombing attempts targeting London’s transit system, making him the first person in Britain to face criminal charges in the attacks.
The charge alleges that Ismael Abdurahman, from southeast London, “had information he knew or believed may be of material assistance in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of another person in the UK for an offense involving the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.”
He allegedly learned that information sometime between July 23 and July 28. Abdurahman will appear before Bow Street Magistrates in London on Thursday, police said.
The bombs set on three subway trains and a double-decker bus only partly detonated and did not cause any injuries. The attacks came two weeks after four suicide attackers detonated bombs on three subway trains and a double-decker bus, killing 52 other people.
British police have arrested 37 people in connection with the July 21 attacks, and on Wednesday were still holding 16. They released one detainee Tuesday. Police say those still in custody include three of the failed bombers.