Home Secretary Alan Johnson today declared he did not believe the Christmas Day airline bomber was acting alone. British security services are now hunting for possible accomplices of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as they probe his links in the UK.
Mr Johnson said: 'We don't know yet whether it was a single-handed plot or (there were) other people behind it - I suspect it's the latter rather than the former.' The minister also confirmed this morning that Abdulmutallab had been put on a UK watch list after he was refused a student visa following an application to study at a bogus college.
Scotland Yard and MI5 are delving into Abdulmutallab's London background amid claims that he was radicalised during his time studying in Britain. They are also investigating whether he contacted radical Muslims here, according to reports.
Mohammed Mutallab, his cousin, claims he was radicalised here. It was also claimed he visited the East London Mosque, in Whitechapel, which has faced criticism for hosting hardline Islamic preachers.
Earlier this year, the mosque was the venue for a video lecture by radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki with a poster depicting New York in flames who allegedly inspired the Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan., more from this source........
"The End of Time "Thurs. Jan.1st 2009, East London Mosque aka London Muslim Centre, 46 Whitechapel Rd, LONDON UK, This Is a Al-Muhajiroun Production !
Upcoming Event click here for video: "The End of Time" Date: Thurs Jan. 1st 2009. London Muslim Centre, 46 Whitechapel Rd London, E1 1JX, UK, Ph. +44-20-765-03000. Appears to be Al-Muhajiroun sponsored.
From the London Telegraph: "The End of Time" event at the" East London Mosque", which is being publicised on internet sites including Facebook, will feature a videotaped lecture from Anwar al-Awlaki, who is banned from entering the United States after allegedly acting as a spiritual adviser to three of the September 11 terrorists.
" Muslim groups 'linked to September 11 hijackers spark fury over conference'; Mr Awlaki, who lives in Yemen, has been described as "an al-Qaeda supporter" by the US Department of Homeland Security, which has accused him in recent months of using video lectures to "encourage terrorist attacks".
Anwar Al Awlaki is due to deliver a video lecture at the mosque in Whitechapel on New Year's Day. Speeches will have titles such as The sound of the trumpet – the real terror starts.
Other speakers will include Suhaib Hasan, who advocates implementing sharia in Britain, and Khalid Yasin, who has described the beliefs of Christians and Jews as "filth".
Speakers:Anwar Al Awlaki.. live Q&A via phone link.Uthman Lateef.
Suhaib Hasan (TO BE CONFIRMED).
Ibrahim Dremali..Muslim extremist from Boca Raton FL
Ibrahim Dremali has had an eventful life He grew up in terrorist-saturated Gaza, where many of his family still live...Ibrahim Dremali was educated at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, where the school's Grand imam, Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, has issued Fatwas in favor of violent Jihad against America and in support of suicide bombings. It is at Al-Azhar that Dremali was said to have been indoctrinated into a militant organization.
Ibrahim Dremali fled the Islamic Center of Boca Raton, possibly in anticipation of the arrest of one of his congregants, Rafiq Sabir, a now-convicted Al Qaeda operative, and set up shop in Des Moines Iowa where he became the imam of the Islamic Center of Des Moines and founded an Islamic school called New Horizons
The publicity material for the all-day event 'The End Of Time" (11:00 am to 7:30 pm) appears to be a clear reference to the attacks on New York, and features meteors raining down on Manhattan, setting fire to the city and shattering the Statue of Liberty.
This is Al-Muhajiroun propaganda as seen in many of my prior posts, Sunday, June 08, 2008, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER EXPOSES TERROR CELL AT MASJID AL-FATIMA MOSQUE IN QUEENS NY LINKED TO MOHAMMED JUNAID BABAR.
Robin Simcox, of the Centre for Social Cohesion, said: "That these extremist speakers are being given a platform by such an allegedly mainstream mosque, in one of the most Muslim-populous areas in the country, should be cause for serious concern."
Tickets for the event are being sold on the internet by a little-known company called Noor Pro Media Events, based in East Ham in London.
143 CENTRAL PARK RD.
LONDON UK E6 3DJ
NOOR PRO MEDIA http://www.noorpro.com/
Registrant: majid hussain
6 Thackeray road london,
london E6 3BW GB
Domain name: http://www.noorpro.com/
Administrative Contact: hussain, majid
6 Thackeray road london,
london E6 3BW GB
No one from the (Noor Productions) company was available for comment. A spokesman for the mosque said: "We didn't organise this event, they are just using our facilities.
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