“Dr Asha dressed in Muslim style, with a flat woollen hat, and he sports a beard. His wife always wore a burka when she left the house but she rarely went out. He was paying £500 a month rent and was in many ways the ideal tenant”
Once again, highly educated Muslim males (suspected) are thought to be involved with acts of terrorism. I don’t know how many times I have either read or heard (or both) that Islamic terrorism is basically a result of poverty and despair, in spite of the fact that many of the terrorists dead or captured, have been well educated.
According to the Daily Mail:
Two doctors are among five people being held as terror suspects after the bomb plots in London and Glasgow. One, 26-year-old neurosurgeon Mohammed Asha, was arrested with his wife after police cars boxed them in on the M6. The second doctor is thought to have been one of two men who tried to drive a blazing Jeep packed with petrol, gas canisters and nails into Glasgow Airport on Saturday. He may also have driven one of the two Mercedes car bombs left in the West End of London early on Friday.
Both doctors were working at UK hospitals and apparently here legally. The revelation raises the horrifying prospect that Al Qaeda propaganda is reaching beyond disaffected young Muslims. “These are highly-educated, articulate and intelligent people,” one security source said. “They are men trained to heal but they were planning unbelievable atrocities.”
It’s of course still to early to say whether these men are guilty of any wrong doing, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they are indeed involved. More here. *L* KGS