Sweden Suicide Bomber: Are we surprised he was living in Britain until 2 weeks ago?

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    13th December 2010

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    How did this young man, looking for love at Muslima.com –

    – end up like this?

    Dead on the streets of Stockholm.

    The short answer is that his bomb went off at the wrong time.  He clearly did not mean to die alone. He was a failed suicide killer, but a successful suicider. For that we can be grateful.

    The longer answer is more complex. FAR too complex for those who prefer not to ask it. Those such as the present British government, whose blind eyes are turned instead, dangerously insanely imho, against those who decry Islamist extremism and terrorism as not quite civilised.


    Nick Cohen, from the Left but today not OF the Left as presently constituted (the BBC/Fisk/Guardian are still in that vaulted position of insanity) puts a finger on it with his ‘Lucky Sweden’ article here

    A repulsive feature of contemporary left-wing thinking is its insistence that clerical fascists should dictate our foreign policy. After the 7/7 attacks on London, Robert Fisk lambasted Tony Blair for saying that radical Islamists were trying to destroy “what we hold dear”.

    He took Osama bin Laden as a source of moral and political guidance, and wrote:

    ‘To go on pretending that Britain’s enemies want to destroy “what we hold dear” encourages racism; what we are confronting here is a specific, direct, centralized attack on London as a result of a “war on terror” that Blair has locked us into. Just before the U.S. presidential elections, bin Laden asked: “Why do we not attack Sweden?” Lucky Sweden. No Osama bin Laden there. And no Tony Blair.’

    So in case you didn’t realise it yet, the suicidier who killed only himself in Stockholm did it because of Tony Blair. Laughable, if it weren’t so serious.

    FISKING IT should be a criminal offence.

    As should inciting terror. But if it were we would have no hotbed of terror in Luton, no radicalising universities in Britain. Anjem Choudary would have been locked up years ago – roughly 30 years ago when he started his call for jihad against the west. We would have confronted the blatant LIES of the Left that Islam itself cannot and should not carry at least some responsibility for Islamic extremism. We would not be recognised, rightly, as the major western country for the blooming of Muslim extremists. We would not STILL be providing the world with various British based extremists, such as the Christmas Day bomber of one year ago – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. And of course this young man, now deceased, in Sweden.  Sweden: the land that the ‘war on terror’ would never touch. Hmmm, Mr Fisk?


    None of this should be news to us.  While the BBC reports have them wringing their grubby agenda’d little hands over how the Sweden bomber walked out of a Luton mosque in 2007 when he was confronted by other Muslims it’s time to look for cause and effect. Note how the BBC’s angle is ALWAYS to distance REAL Muslims from the bombers. They even had a Luton Muslim on radio today on the lunchtime news  blaming the security services for not stopping this man! Even though those moderate Muslims who excluded him from their Luton mosque FAILED to report him to the authorities.

    Frank Gardner, the normally balanced BBC reporter is WRONG. The authorities did NOT “drop the ball on this one”. Muslims did.

    At the BBC it is always someone else’s fault and responsibility. Never the fault or responsibility of Muslims or Islam itself.

    They, like the powers-that-be, still refuse to see real cause and effect.

    Others have frequently pointed out the cause and effect and many moons ago. And guess what? The cause wasn’t Tony Blair or wars in the Middle East. These are no more than convenient whipping boys for those whose agendas do NOT include caring for others.

    Quote, Melanie Phillips: “The urgent question now has to be asked how many other Islamic terrorists in Britain are, like the quiet, studious, privileged Abdulmutallab, also lurking beneath the radar.

    For in the defence of Western society against militant Islam’s war of conquest, the activities of the Christmas Day bomber show that once again Londonistan is the weakest link in the chain.”

    So it looks like another one, radicalised in Britain, has martyred himself. This time in another European country.

    Mail excerpt:

    “An Islamic fundamentalist was radicalised in Britain before carrying out a suicide bombing on a busy street in Sweden.

    Iraqi-born Taimour Abdulwahab Al-Abdaly, 28, blew up his car, then himself, in the capital Stockholm.

    He had spent much of the last decade in Luton – long known as a hotbed of terrorism – where he studied for a degree and continued living there with his wife and children.

    Police were searching a property in the town today as part of the probe into the suicide attack.”

    Telegraph article:

    Sweden suicide bomber: Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly was living in Britain

    An Islamic suicide bomber who attacked Christmas shoppers in Sweden at the weekend is a British university graduate and was living in this country until two weeks ago.

    Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly tried to set off a car bomb packed with gas canisters in a busy shopping street in Stockholm. The car caught fire and the bomber fled the scene before blowing himself up 300 yd away 15 minutes later, injuring two bystanders.

    It emerged last night that Abdulwahab, who was due to turn 29 yesterday, is a former physical therapy student at Bedfordshire University in Luton, and that his wife and three young children still live in the town.

    MI5 is now investigating possible links with extremists in Luton, whether the bomber was radicalised at the university and claims that he was helped by an extremist group in Yemen, the base for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

    The suicide bombing follows an attempt by Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab, a former student at University College London, to blow himself up last Christmas on a flight to Detroit.

    Abdulmutallab had trained in Yemen, but had become increasingly radical during his time in Britain. The security services and police are concerned that British university campuses have become breeding grounds for extremism. Neighbours told The Daily Telegraph last night that they had last seen Abdulwahab at the 1930s semi-detached house in Luton, Beds, two and a half weeks ago. The couple have two young girls and a baby son. His wife, Mona, a Swedish citizen, is said to run a home beauty company.

    Tahir Hussain, 33, a taxi driver who lives nearby, said: “I used to see him around often. He didn’t say much but seemed nice. I used to see him walking with his kids.

    “I was shocked when I heard what happened because I never thought he could do such a thing.”

    Mr Hussain said that the couple had been living there for a year and that Abdulwahab used to go to Friday prayers at the Islamic Centre in Luton.

    The bomber had recently advertised on a Muslim dating site for a second wife, saying he was looking for a “lady 25-30 who lives in UK for marriage”. The site, Muslima.com, said he was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and moved to Sweden in 1992 and then to Britain in 2001 to study for a degree in physical therapy, marrying in 2004.

    On his Facebook page, he included a group called Yawm al-Qiyaamah, meaning Day of Judgment, that featured a montage of Tower Bridge in flames.

    Reports from Sweden said Abdulwahab was shouting in Arabic and carrying six pipebombs, one of which exploded, along with a rucksack full of nails and explosives.

    A paramedic said the bomber had no injuries to the face or body in general but looked as if he had been carrying something that exploded in his stomach. One witness said the bomber had worked as a sandwich board advertiser in the Drottninggatan shopping area.

    Carl Bildt, the Swedish foreign minister, said it was “a most worrying attempt at a terrorist attack”, adding that it “failed – but could have been truly catastrophic”. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said: “The Swedish government have indicated they believe this was a terrorist attack. We will be talking to them about the details of that attack.”

    Abdulwahab’s father, Thamer, 61, who lives in Tranås, south of Stockholm, said his son had been at the family home on Friday.

    “After he woke up Saturday morning, he took his car and drove off,” he said. “He did not say if he was going to Stockholm or elsewhere.”

    An Yemeni Islamist website, Shumukh al-Islam, published a photograph of Abdulwahab in dark glasses, saying: “It is our brother, mujahid Taymour Abdel Wahab, who carried out the martyrdom operation in Stockholm.”

    Twelve minutes before the bombing on Saturday, a Swedish news agency received a message with two sound files, one in Swedish and one in Arabic, that was also sent to the Swedish Security Police. The message criticised Swedes’ silence over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed and Swedish soldiers serving in Afghanistan. Abdulwahab said: “Now your children, your daughters and your sisters will die as our brothers, our sisters and our children are dying.”

    He also asked his family for forgiveness for misleading them about a trip to the Middle East: “I never went to the Middle East to work or to make money, I went for jihad.” He asked his wife to kiss the children on his behalf. “Tell them Daddy loves them,” he added.

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    6 Responses to “Sweden Suicide Bomber: Are we surprised he was living in Britain until 2 weeks ago?”

    1. Peter Reynolds Says:

      Just glad to see that he successfully destroyed the right target.

      • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

        But he has been rewarded by Allah for his accidental self-sacrifice, don’t you know, Peter? His 70 virgins (where do they get all these virgins?) are waiting to serve his every need. If he knew this was going to happen he needn’t have advertised his rather handsome phisog on the Muslim dating site, For Allah’s Sake!

      • Peter Reynolds Says:

        You’d think he could spare me half a dozen wouldn’t you?

    2. little ole American Says:

      What a waste of a life, a life that could have taught his children to contribute to the betterment of society instead of the destruction of it. Islam needs to be “modernized”. If organizations like CAIR and other so-called “moderate” Muslim groups would speak out all over the world to condemn terrorism and the jihad, we would see a difference. As long as these groups remain silent (or mediocre, at best), the caliphate, the jihad, will grow. The jihadists are the ones who are creating a growing racism toward Muslims. Hate begets hate. It is up to the Muslims to turn it around. If a Christian minister threatens to burn a book, other Christians and the whole world condemns it LOUDLY and INSTANTLY. What happens? The church fades away and loses its power. Let’s see how many Imams, how many moderate Muslim groups (in the press) are LOUDLY condemning this violent jihad today. Let us see.

      • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

        Recently Tony Blair mentioned the koran-burning business in something like your tones, little ole. He said (paraphrasing) – “can you imagine it even getting into the press if a Muslim threatened to burn the Bible?”

        The reasons we can’t imagine it are that Muslims are separated in the minds of most of us from the extremists. Whether they should be or not is a question which few in wetsern governments wish to touch with a bargepole. If anyone did it might upset them. And we wouldn’t like them when they’re upset.

        (Another reason we can’t imagine it getting into the press is because it is old news. Bible burning happens frequently.)

        Instead, because we don’t look at ALL of this, we become resentful and end up not liking or trusting Muslims even when most of them (the ones I know, anyway) are actually very likeable.

        We have one set of standards for Muslims and one for the rest of us. That does not serve Muslims well.

        Time we ALL grew up and dealt with this. Starting with Muslims themselves, as I have often said at this site.

        That reminds me, whatever happened to the high-powered UK imam who recently declared a fatwah against terrorism? Has it DONE anything? Did it MEAN anything. Was it all bluster?

      • Peter Reynolds Says:

        I agree with you there li’l’ ol’!

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