A British Airways worker who allegedly wanted to be a suicide bomber has been accused of offering to take advantage of the airline’s approaching strike to join the cabin crew.
Rajib Karim, 30, allegedly arrived in Britain from Bangladesh in 2006 to gain a passport for terrorist purposes.
He worked at a BA call centre in Newcastle dealing with passenger bookings and had access to the company’s computer system and details about airport security procedures.
Sources say that Karim’s brother has been arrested in the Yemen [sic].
Karim, 30, is accused of preparing an act of terrorism or assisting another person to commit an act of terrorism between the April 13 2006 and Feb 25 this year.
He is also accused of preparing acts of terrorism abroad and sending money to others “knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect that it would or might be used for the purposes of terrorism”.
Westminster magistrates’ court was told yesterday that Malik was allegedly “advising and counselling terrorist acts relating to his employment with British Airways” where he was a full-time IT developer heavily involved in software development.
He also allegedly passed money to Yemen and Bangladesh for terrorism purposes using Western Union money transfer shops and trusted individuals who carried cash.