And Reuters identifies him as a “British man” and a “Briton.” Was his “Britishness,” if it existed in any meaningful way at all beyond a convenient citizenship classification, really the motivating factor in Abdul Jabbar’s activities? Or could it possibly have been something else moving him to plot to commit mass murder? Hmmm, now what could it have been?
“Briton killed in Pakistan linked to failed NY bomber,” by Saud Mehsud for Reuters, October 6 (thanks to Kristian):
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) – A British man killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan had ties with the would-be Times Square bomber, a Pakistani intelligence official said on Wednesday.
The official, who declined to be identified, told Reuters the Briton, Abdul Jabbar, had also been in the process of setting up a branch for the Taliban in Britain.
“He had some links to Faisal Shahzad but the nature of the ties are not clear,” the official said, referring to the Pakistani-born U.S. citizen who tried to set off a car bomb in New York’s busy Times Square in May….