“Terror Suspect” Released
News Brief – July 13, 2007
The case against some of those held for questioning in relation to the attempted terror attacks in London and Glasgow begins to look increasingly shaky.
The woman detained by British police along with her husband on suspicion of involvement in failed “terror attacks” has been released without charge. While in Australia, police have finally got round to charging the Indian doctor who was held in connection with the failed attacks.
His crime? Muhammad Haneef, 27, was charged with providing "reckless support" to a terror group. And how did he do that? According to Australian police he gave his mobile phone SIM card to suspects in the failed British bomb plots.
Of course this doesn't prove that Haneef was knowingly involved in aiding "terror". By the same token police might just as easily charged shopkeepers who sold groceries to the terror suspects with aiding “terror”.
It does however mean that Australian police can detain Haneef a little longer without being accused of needlessly detaining a suspect without charge.
Now they have a charge, even if it is totally baseless.
Meanwhile in the UK, Marwa Asha, 27, who was detained with her husband, Dr Mohammed Asha, 26, for questioning regarding the failed Glasgow airport terror attack has been released without charge.
The couple were arrested after a dramatic motorway swoop in the wake of the latest UK “terror” scare. Thereafter, Marwa was held for 12 days of questioning at maximum security Paddington Green Police Station.
Police are still questioning Dr Mohammed Asha.
However, as an englishwoman who taught both Mohammed Asha and his wife at a school for gifted children has pointed out, both were model pupils and now after becoming a qualified nuerosurgeon, Dr Asha would be even more unlikely to be a terrorist.
The key suspect at the center of the inquiry into the attempted attacks has yet to be questioned by British police. He was so badly burned during the failed attack on Glasgow airport that police have as yet been unable to question him.
Kafeel Ahmed, 27, suffered third degree burns over 90 percent of his body when he set himself on fire following an attempt to ram a Jeep into airport’s main entrance hall.
It was his connections with the other Indian doctors that triggered the arrests in Britain and Australia.
Kaleef Ahmed is not expected to live. And if he dies the evidence to confirm the involvement in terror of the others may go with him.
His accomplice in the attempted attack on Glasgow airport, Bilal Abdullah, an Indian doctor from Bangalore, has been charged with conspiracy to cause explosions.
Last updated 15/07/2007