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    Police release image of bombers

    Police release image of bombers

    Saturday, July 16, 2005; Posted: 4:19 p.m. EDT (20:19 GMT)

    The picture shows, from left to right, Hussain, Lindsay, Khan and Tanweer.

    Acts of terror
    (CNN) -- Police have released the first picture of all four London bombers together, captured on CCTV as they set out on their mission, in a bid to find out more about their final movements.

    The still photo shows the men, carrying rucksacks, at Luton station at approximately 7.20 a.m. on July 7, the morning of the attacks which killed at least 55 and injured 700 more.

    Police also confirmed Saturday the identities of two suspected bombers.

    Mohammed Sidique Khan, 30, is believed responsible for the attack at the Edgware Road train station, and Germaine Lindsay, 19, is believed to be responsible for the bombing of the train between King's Cross and Russell Square stations.

    Officials familiar with the investigation had already confirmed the identities, which have been widely reported in the media.

    Scotland Yard previously named the other two bombers: Hasib Hussain, 18, believed to be responsible for the bus bombing in Tavistock Square, and Shahzad Tanweer, 22, believed to be responsible for the bombing at Aldgate Station.

    From Luton, the men traveled together by Thameslink train to King's Cross in London.

    District Assistant Commissioner, Peter Clarke, head of the anti terrorist unit, appealed for anyone who had information about the men to call the police.

    The death toll in the bombings rose to 55 on Saturday after a victim died in Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, authorities said.

    The death toll includes Hussain and Tanweer. Police do not expect the death toll to rise significantly, Scotland Yard said. (Victims identified)

    When authorities last counted on Thursday, 48 people remained hospitalized, 10 of them in intensive care, police said. Two of those, including the latest victim, have since died.

    British police said Saturday they were monitoring the questioning of Egyptian biochemist Magdy el-Nashar, who was arrested Friday in Cairo.

    Mohammed el-Nashar, the biochemist's brother, told CNN on Saturday that Magdy el-Nashar expressed sorrow over the attacks right after they happened and was planning to return to England to study. (Full story)

    Egypt's Interior Ministry has said in a written statement that el-Nashar "denied any relationship to what happened recently in London."

    Meanwhile, three knowledgeable sources told CNN on Friday that TATP -- an explosive frequently used by terrorist groups -- had been discovered inside a flat in Leeds linked to el-Nashar.

    It was not immediately clear whether TATP was used in the London terrorist attacks.

    Focus on Leeds
    Three of the suspects met frequently at the Hamara Islamic community center in Leeds, according to a nearby shop owner.

    He said the men used to wait for each other before going inside.

    The police investigation has focused on Leeds, because it was the home of Hussain and Tanweer. The shopkeeper, who also lives in Leeds, said police had questioned him in the case.

    The merchant, who did not want to be identified, said that in recent months Hussain, Tanweer and Khan repeatedly used the center in the Beeston neighborhood. Khan was from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

    Authorities have seized computers from the center, which also has a gym inside.

    "They always used to wait for all three guys to meet before they get inside," the resident said. He said the three would go inside the building, then post a sign on the door that said, "Gone for lunch."

    Police are trying to determine what brought Hussain, Tanweer, Khan and Lindsay together.

    Investigators also are looking into who may have financed the bombings.

    Khan's family released a statement through police saying they knew him as "kind and caring" and they are grieving the fact he had been "brainwashed."

    Hussain's family apologized Friday for any role their 18-year-old son may have had in the attacks.

    The family said they had "no knowledge of his activities" and that if they had, "we would have done everything in our power to stop him."

    "We, the family of Hasib Mir Hussain, are devastated over the events of the past few days," the family said in a statement issued by West Yorkshire Police.

    "Hasib was a loving and normal young man who gave us no concern and we are having difficulty taking this in." (Full story)

    Authorities believe Hussain detonated the bomb aboard the bus nearly an hour after the three near-simultaneous explosions on the commuter trains.

    A closed-circuit TV image of Hussain, who died in the blast, showed him with a rucksack at Luton Station at 7:20 a.m., more than two hours before the attacks.

    British Prime Minister Tony Blair called on Saturday for a battle of ideas against what he described as the fanatical beliefs behind attacks like the London suicide bombings.

    "What we are confronting here is an evil ideology," he said.

    "It cannot be beaten, in my view, except by confronting it, symptoms and causes, head on." (Full story)
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    man, these boys look just like little school boys. So sad how these people become so brain washed to peform these types of acts.

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    One thing that struck me. A decade ago you use to hear of teanagers throwing themselves of Beachy Head in a futile angst ridden attempt to be ehard. PErhaps this has now turne dinto "and lets take some innocents with us!".

    Perhaps their handlers are playing on this.

    Either way, they went from "nice lads" to murderous scum. But did it happen now, or a few a years ago when the cell was formed?

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    The problem is with the ideology of Islam. Islam divides the world into faithful vs. infidel, and then it asks the faithful to kill the infidels.

    That is the root cause of all problem.

    Unless there is reform in Islam, we are going to have this class of civilization for some time.

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    The problem is with the ideology of Islam. Islam divides the world into faithful vs. infidel, and then it asks the faithful to kill the infidels.

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    I understand that, but these were not fanatical about their religion. Or at least they never demonstrated it until 7/7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trooth
    I understand that, but these were not fanatical about their religion. Or at least they never demonstrated it until 7/7.
    They were good at hiding it apparently.
    "Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have."
    "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"


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    Trooth it was not hidden but ur country choose to see the other way. For eg During 1999 kargil war few brit pakistanis were killed by IA there. Also few of them have turned on to become suicide bombers in israel. Its ur Intel agencies have not followedup on these incidents.
    Hala Madrid!!

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    Oh, these aren't the first suicide bombers the UK has produced, no doubt, but as i have already posted the IRA summed it up best when they said "The security forces have to be lucky all the time, we only have to be lucky once".

    My point was that identifying the individual nutters is not easy as these were not overtly active.

    We are told (often and repeatedly last year) that the intelligence agencies have stopped a good many incidents before they could happen. If that is true then they were just unlucky this time.

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