Tuesday, 29 December 2009

(Underpants) Airline 'Bomber'

Just spent an hour on The Times website reading about 'umar farouk'. Really disturbing.

"...I am really disturbed. I would not want to say anything at the moment until I put myself together..."

(Source: Father of Umar Farouk quoted in one of the articles)

Worth taking some time out to read about this. Enter 'umar farouk' in the search engine of The Times or your news source of choice. The Times has good links with intelligence agencies.


FOSIS' Press Release is worth reading too. I can forward it to anyone who didn't get it or can't find it.

1 comment:

adil said...

Subject: Press Release- FOSIS Comments on Media Reports regarding Terror Suspect



DATE: Tuesday 29th December 2009

FOSIS Comments on Media Reports Regarding Terror Suspect

Faisal Hanjra, spokesman for FOSIS said today, “As more information emerges regarding the transatlantic suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, FOSIS is shocked to learn that the same individual held a position as President of the Islamic Society at UCL between 2006 and 2007. There was nothing in his behaviour during this time that would indicate that he would commit these alleged acts. During his tenure as President, the Islamic Society forged closer relationships between other student groups, of all faiths and none, the College and the Student Union. At this time the Islamic Society was also very active in raising money for a range of charities as well as helping out in good causes. Fellow students and staff are shocked and horrified at the arrest of someone who was considered engaging, friendly and keen to seek common cause with all people. If these allegations prove true then many fellow students would undoubtedly feel this to be a breakdown in trust. He left UCL in June 2008 and ceased contact with friends and colleagues in London.

He added, “FOSIS and UCL Islamic Society urges to come forward all those who can help the relevant authorities with their investigation into this matter. The family of the suspect has already raised concerns over his past behaviour and with reports that the suspect was in Yemen recently. It is crucial for the investigation to discover the activities of the suspect since he left university over a year ago.”

He further added, “The spotlight will now naturally fall on Islamic Societies and Muslim students and we must resist the criminalisation and labelling of Muslims as a suspect community. Terrorism is a global phenomenon and transcends international boundaries; Muslim students are equally concerned at this scourge and will continue to play their part in speaking out against terrorism. Our own work continues in dealing with issues surrounding extremism with the government, the National Union of Students and other relevant organisations. Islamic Societies across the country continue to play a crucial role in engaging Muslim students and building positive cross-campus relations. British Muslim students go on to make positive contributions to British society, and their experiences are nurtured at university. There remains no evidence to suggest that Muslim students are at particular risk of radicalisation or that university campuses are vulnerable to people seeking to recruit to this extreme ideology.”



1. FOSIS (est. 1962) is the umbrella organisation of student groups in colleges and universities throughout the UK and Ireland, representing over 90,000 Muslim students.

2. For more information please contact FOSIS media on 07930991950, email president@fosis.org.uk or alternatively visit our website http://www.facebook.com/l/d8b55;www.fosis.org.uk