Anorak News | Muktar Ibrahim Guilty Over 21/7 Bomb Plot

Muktar Ibrahim Guilty Over 21/7 Bomb Plot

by | 9th, July 2007

_42902147_ibrahim203.jpgTAKE a look at the picture. He’s the ringleader of the plot to kill and maim on July 21 2005. It wasn’t his slack-jawed stupidity that stopped him being a mass murderer. It was luck:

Muktar Ibrahim was the prime mover in the conspiracy to bomb London’s transport network on 21 July 2005. Questions remain about how he managed to gain the skills needed to construct the devices – and whether he co-ordinated the attacks with the 7 July suicide bombers.

He was born Muktar Said Ibrahim in Asmara in what is now Eritrea in January 1978. He grew up in Eritrea, which was fighting a war of independence against Ethiopia.

He arrived in the UK in 1990 and lived in Stoke Newington, north London. He eventually gained a British passport and worked as a market trader.

But way before he was granted citizenship – and before the plan to attack the Underground – he had a criminal record.

In June 1993 he was convicted of indecent assault as a 15-year-old. Two years later he was involved in two robberies.

A gang-related attack in Hertford led to Ibrahim being detained in Feltham Young Offenders’ Institute for five years.

Released in 1998 he appeared to be trying to sort out his life. He worked in a shopping centre, in restaurants and as a market trader.

Then he turned to radical Islam. He’d been crap at everything else..

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