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Opium Of The Masses

by | 7th, February 2006

‘CAN you scream yourself into a state of ecstasy?

The drugs aren’t working

We only ask because it’s come to our attention that Omar Khayam, the 22—year-old Bedford local who posed and paraded outside the Danish embassy in London dressed as a suicide bomber, is a convicted drugs dealer.

We want to know if extreme Islam gives you a similar high to illegal narcotics. Is the ‘E’ to the rave what militant Islam is to raving madness?

Sure, we’d have to try it to really know. But before the experiment can begin and before Pete Doherty and others can put on a turban – we read the Mirror’s front-page news that the young man in the suicide bomber chic was jailed for six years in 2002 for possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply.

Inside the paper, we learn that Khayam’s street name is Skinner. And inside, a lag who knows Khayam from his time in Springhill Prison, Bucks, tells the paper that his neighbour was a quiet man who never had bad word to say about anyone.

Or not. Says Khayam’s former jail mate: “It was well known that Omar made a lot of money from drugs. He was part of a large crew in Bedford.”

There’s an even larger crew around Khayam now this one’s made up of journalists keen to hear his statement to the masses.

“I do not support terrorism or extremism,” says Khayam, “and would

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