As British Muslim leaders warn that the government better have solid evidence this time or else, some of that evidence is already coming to light. “Martyrdom video discovered at residence of one of the suspects,” from the Press Trust of India, with thanks to DFS:
London, Aug. 11 (PTI): A ‘martyrdom video’ apparently recorded by a would be suicide bomber was found at one of the raided addresses in the UK as police continued to question 24 terrorist suspects linked to the plot to blow up US-bound flights from London. The two dozen people taken into custody are being questioned at Paddington Green high security police station in West London, police said today.
The majority are understood to be young British Asian men of Pakistani descent, many holding dual nationality. But residents in areas where the arrests took place identified at least one man who they said was a white British convert to Islam.
The alleged ringleaders have been under surveillance since last year, security sources said. Mi5, the British intelligence service, has been alerted by suspicious activity during visits to Pakistan.
The plot, which at first was considered too far-fetched, had echoes of an al-Qaeda plan, codenamed Bojinka and discovered in the Philippines in the mid-1990s, to use explosives in bottles in attacks on aircraft, a report in ‘The Times’ newspaper said today.
A ‘martyrdom video’ possibly recorded by a would be suicide bomber was found at one of the raided addresses in the UK, it said.