Doctors’ Jihad Plot Update. “U.K. terror suspects made U.S. inquiry,” by Thomas Wagner for the Associated Press:
LONDON – The FBI confirmed Friday that two suspects in the failed car bombings
in Britain had contacted a clearinghouse for foreign doctors about working in the United States, and British officials probed links between the attacks and al-Qaida in Iraq.
FBI spokeswoman Nancy O’Dowd said Mohammed Asha and another suspect had contacted the Philadelphia-based Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, as first reported in The Philadelphia Inquirer. She said Asha, a Jordanian of Palestinian
heritage, contacted the agency within the last year, but apparently did not take the test
for foreign medical school graduates.
Obviously, a major policy review is in order.
“He was applying, (but) we don’t believe he took the test,” she said.
O’Dowd could not immediately confirm the name of the second suspect.
The FBI this week visited the ECFMG’s office in West Philadelphia, O’Dowd