Spotlight on Doctors in UK Bomb Plots
Posted on Jul 7, 2007
This report from Britain’s The Independent cases out the identities of the men and one woman associated with the recent attempted attacks in London and Glasgow, revealing some of their names, possible motives and backgrounds. A noteworthy detail: Five of the eight people arrested are doctors.
Following the link between the attacks in London and Glasgow, control of the investigation was transferred to Scotland Yard. With the security alert staying at the highest possible level and warnings that another attack may be “imminent”, police carried out 19 raids across the country, arresting nationals from Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Among those arrested was Mohammed Jamil Abdelqader Asha, a 26-year-old neurologist who was born in Saudi Arabia but is of Palestinian origin and was travelling on a Jordanian passport. He and his 27-year-old wife, a medical assistant, were arrested on the M6 in Cheshire, in connection with the attempted bombings in London.
AP Photo / Mohammad abu Ghosh
The mother of Dr. Mohammed Asha, one of the eight arrested suspects in the recent UK terror plot, holds up his photo in Jordan.