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21/7 – Eyes Down

by | 19th, January 2007

jihad-bingo.jpgMORE Jihad Bingo, anyone?

After 9/11 and 7/7, the Mail focuses on what, allegedly, would have been 21/7 had a gang of suspected bombers detonated devices on British public transport.

The Mail is in court. It spots Yassin Omar, 26, one of the accused. The picture is of him being “caught on camera” at London’s Warren Street station.

It is alleged that Omar did try to detonate an explosive device at the Tube stop.

And this device was something he, allegedly, learned to make on a GVNQ course in intermediate science. “21/7 suspect ‘learned about bombs on college course’,” comes the headline.

Over in the Sun, we see another suspect. He’s Manfo Asiedu. And he, allegedly, also knows how to make a bomb.

What you need is – and you have promised not to tell anyone – hydrogen peroxide. It is claimed that Asiedu bought five lots of the liquid from a shop in Finchley, North London.

And Asiedu is nothing if not prudent. Sandra Sealey, who owned the store, says Asiedu got a discount on his purchases. Thanks to his friend’s discount card, the accused only paid 84p a litre when the substance normally retails at £2.98 a litre.

This is some saving. And it is all the more impressive when you hear prosecutor Nigel Sweeney, QC, tell the jury that Asiedu spent £550 on 443 litres of hydrogen peroxide from three suppliers.

But hydrogen peroxide does not work alone. And, while would-be bombers bleach their fringes and dream of so many virgins, the Sun says the peroxide was, allegedly, mixed with chipati flour to make explosives.

Interesting stuff, not least of all for the aforesaid Omar who might curse his luck at having to have attended boring chemistry classes in school when he cold have leaned so much from the Sun.

The case continues…



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