Monday, July 18, 2005

London bomber's uncle defends nephew's 'sacrifice'

The uncle of Shahzad Tanweer, one of the four London bomb suspects, has defended his nephew's actions as a desperate "sacrifice" in an interview with the British tabloid newspaper. "These suicide bombers are desperate people," Bashir Ahmed told the Sunday paper. "They are not getting their rights. They can see that their brothers are not getting their rights, so they take extreme action." "This lad has made a name for himself in the world. Muslims call it a sacrifice, the Europeans call him a terrorist," he was quoted as saying. Tanweer's uncle laid the blame for the rush-hour attacks on London's transport network at the feet of British Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George W. Bush, warning, "There will be more". Citing US policy in Iraq and the Middle East, as well as its treatment of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba, Ahmed told the paper that Western disregard for the rights of Muslims was driving young men to violence. "Britain and America are saying that they will defeat terrorism. I am saying that terrorism can be finished in one second," he said. "Why can't Blair and Bush apologise for the way they have abused the human rights of Muslims. They should apologise. They should stop these injustices." The families of suspected bombers Hasib Hussain, Mohammad Sidique Khan and Germaine Lindsay have all released statements condemning the July 7 bombings in London that left 55 people dead and 700 injured.


At July 18, 2005 5:07 AM, Blogger Don Miguel said...

"They are not getting their rights. They can see that their brothers are not getting their rights, so they take extreme action."

What pure, unadulterated bulls**t!

At July 18, 2005 11:06 PM, Blogger jackenstein of all trades said...

Surely you can do better tha quote an unspecified Sunday tabloid.
I have this - let's play quote ping pong!
The cousin of Shehzad Tanweer describes her pain and disbelief on learning that he was the Aldgate bomber.

At July 19, 2005 12:02 AM, Blogger Don Miguel said...

Jackenstein, there is nothing unusual or surprising about those quotes. You can see the same kind of excuses in every part of the media. It is not even surprising to me that so many people believe that kind of crap.

In fact, I'll make one up write now and, if it hasn't been said yet, it eventually will be:

"My son/grandson/nephew/brother was a good and kind young man, but apparently he decided that the denial of his rights and the abject poverty he had to deal with led him to the drastic action of being a suicide bomber" said the father of suspected terrorist and university student Abdul Mohammed, before he got into his new Mercedes sedan and drove off from his middle-class home.

At July 19, 2005 12:55 AM, Blogger erp said...

Let's be very clear here. What this is about, what fuels everything in Islam is their deep irrational hatred of Jews.

If you keep that in mind, everything falls into place.

At July 19, 2005 1:29 AM, Blogger jackenstein of all trades said...

You're deluded about that issue.
The whole Israel/Mid East could drop to the centre of the earth or turn to glass for all i care. I'm so bored now. I've spent 40+ years listening to this "he said she said" shit.
The geology of the region is making the planet insane.
On top of that the Holy Land seems to me to be the ONLY place WITHOUT oil - what was god/allah thinking?


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