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21/7 Suspect And ‘Amazing’ Flour Bombs

by | 12th, April 2007

muktah_said_ibrahim.jpgIF you were testing whether or not a 2kg bomb was going to explode, would you stand next to it?

As Dizzy notes.

One of the alleged 21 July bombers must have been “very, very sure” that a device he claimed to have tested in a flat would not explode, a court heard.

Expert Hans Michels said Muktar Ibrahim’s story of detonating 2kg (4.5lb) of main charge to check no-one would be hurt was “amazing”.

Mr Ibrahim has admitted making the homemade hydrogen peroxide and chapatti flour devices, but insisted none of them was capable of causing injury.

I don’t quite understand why he would want to do that Prof Hans Michels

The London court was earlier told that he attempted to detonate the charge at the flat in New Southgate, north London, to make sure of this.

Asked for his views of this claim, Hans Michels, professor of safety engineering at Imperial College London, said: “If he tested something which had 2kg of explosives and he wanted to survive that, he must have been very, very sure that it wasn’t going off.”

Says Dizzy, “I don’t really think that Mr Ibrahim’s claim is amazing: I think that it’s the biggest load of fucking horseshit that I’ve heard since Princess Toni told us all he was a pretty straight kinda guy. Is that really the best that the defence could come up with?

Having said that, Ibrahim doesn’t exactly look like the sharpest tool in the box, eh?”

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