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Anorak | Roshonara Choudhry Tried To Murder Stephen Timms MP Because She’s Muslim And Gifted

Roshonara Choudhry Tried To Murder Stephen Timms MP Because She’s Muslim And Gifted

by | 2nd, November 2010

ROSHONARA Choudhry is the female Muslim student tried to murder her local MP Stephen Timms on May 14, 2010. She says she as inspired to do it by al-Qaeda and internet sermons given by man-of-the-moment Anwar al-Awlaki, the man behind the Yemen bombs and billed as the spiritual leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

Choudhry says she wanted to kill Timms, a former government minister, for his support for the war in Iraq.

At the Old Bailey, Choudhry is found guilty of attempted murder charge and two counts of having an offensive weapon. She stabbed Timms twice in the stomach with a knife.

She told police:

“I was not going to stop until somebody made me. I was trying to kill him.”

Adding:

“I was hoping to get revenge for the people of Iraq.”

At the time of her arrest Anorak was hot on anyone who emphasised the woman’s Muslim clothing and appearance. But that look proves to be central to the story. She was not crazed as first reported. She was a woman on a mission.

But still the media is not consistent in how the would-be killer is described.

The BBC:

A student has been found guilty of attempting to murder the Labour MP Stephen Timms in revenge for his vote for the Iraq war.

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