Neurologist Mohammed Jamil Abdelkader Asha, 27, and his wife, 27, were stopped as they drove on the M6 in Cheshire, in northwest England, with their two-year-old son, reports said yesterday.Police yesterday arrested two men aged 28 and 25 at Paisley, outside Glasgow, bringing to seven the number of people in custody following the three foiled bombings in London and the Scottish city. None is thought to be a British citizen.Sources told The Sun that one of two men held after trying to smash a blazing vehicle into a Glasgow Airport terminal was also a doctor, from Iraq.The newspaper said security bosses believed the two men in Glasgow also drove the two Mercedes cars laden with petrol and gas canisters that were used in a failed bid to devastate London’s West End early on Friday. Other reports said those responsible for parking two bomb-primed cars in the West End were still on the run.Dr Asha and his wife were arrested by officers from a West Midlands counter-terrorism unit on Saturday night. It is thought the car they were driving flashed up on a number plate recognition camera.Their home, 18km away in Newcastle-under-Lyme, was being searched by forensic officers yesterday. Dr Asha, who is of Palestinian origin and carries a Jordanian passport, had just started a job at the North Staffordshire Hospital in nearby Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent.But The Sun said it was feared he may also be the head of an al-Qa’ida cell.Dr Asha has rented the smart Newcastle-under-Lyme property for 12 months. Simon Plant, who manages the property, told The Sun: “Dr Asha dressed in Muslim style, with a flat woollen hat, and he sports a beard. His wife always wore a burka. He was paying rent of pound stg. 500 ($1176) a month and was in many ways the ideal tenant.”
Dr Asha and his wife were driven to London’s Paddington Green police station, along with a suspect arrested at Liverpool’s Lime Street Station and one of the men arrested in Glasgow.
I just want to know what ever happened to the Hippocratic oath? That requires a physician to do no harm?
It is however a stroke of good luck that this group of terrorists seem to have been better at the ideology of death than they were mechanics of it. But as I said in the comments thread of a previous post it is unlikely that the courts will treat them with the harshness that they deserve but anything less than Her Majesties pleasure will be an outrage. The suffering that the burned terrorist is experiancing is a fine example of natural justice though…
Police investigating the failed car bombings at Glasgow Airport and London have arrested a man abroad, bringing the number of people detained to eight.
Police have not specified in which country the arrest took place.( BBC news)
An eighth man — described only as 27 years old — was arrested in Brisbane, Australia, Monday night, said Peter Beattie, the premier of the state of Queensland. (CNN)
Wow, a Brisbane connection…
Who says we are not under threat?