Stockholm Bomber Eulogized on Facebook as Hero: ‘Our Brother and Friend’
December 13, 2010
(ChattahBox World News)—A Facebook page has been created to honor the Stockholm suicide bomber, calling the Iraqi-born Swedish citizen and married father of three “our brother.” Taimur Abdulwahab is believed by Swedish authorities to have blown himself up shortly after igniting a car bomb in a busy shopping district on Saturday. Thankfully no one else was killed, but two bystanders were injured. Abdulwahab lived in the town of Luton in Britain, an area known as a hotbed of Islamic extremism. Much like the Christmas Day underwear bomber, Nigerian Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the Stockholm bomber was linked to radical Muslim groups while a university student in Britain, and he may have had help from al-Qaida extremists in Yemen. In fact, Abdulwahab’s extremism was so alarming that the Luton Islamic Center asked him to leave. But he just took his fanaticism to a nearby university Islamic Society. The Christmas Day bomber was the president of his school’s Islamic Society and the fourth Islamic society president to be charged with terrorism.
The Facebook page, “R.I.P. Taimour Abdulwahab our brother and friend,” already has 477 members, but many comments are of the “burn in hell” variety.
The Facebook info calls Abdulwahab a hero. “Taimour Abdulwahab died an heros [sic] dead in Stockholm 1981-12-12<–>2010-12-11.”
The various news reports paint Abdulwahab as a quiet, but determined Muslim extremist. His Facebook page contained jihadist imagery. But at some point, his plans did not seem to point to a suicide bombing, because he posted an ad on a Muslim dating website searching for a second wife.
“The bomber had recently advertised on a Muslim dating site for a second wife, saying he was looking for a “lady 25-30 who lives in UK for marriage.” The site, Muslima.com, said he was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and moved to Sweden in 1992 and then to Britain in 2001 to study for a degree in physical therapy, marrying in 2004.
“On his Facebook page, he included a group called Yawm al-Qiyaamah, meaning Day of Judgment, that featured a montage of Tower Bridge in flames.”
British authorities searched his Luton home and are now investigating Abdulwahab’s link to Muslim extremists in England.
“It emerged last night that Abdulwahab, who was due to turn 29 yesterday, is a former physical therapy student at Bedfordshire University in Luton, and that his wife and three young children still live in the town.”
“MI5 is now investigating possible links with extremists in Luton, whether the bomber was radicalised at the university and claims that he was helped by an extremist group in Yemen, the base for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.”
“The suicide bombing follows an attempt by Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab, a former student at University College London, to blow himself up last Christmas on a flight to Detroit.”
As part of the taped message and email sent to a Swedish news station, just minutes before the blasts, Abdulmutallab revealed that he had traveled to the Middle East for jihadist training.
“He also asked his family for forgiveness for misleading them about a trip to the Middle East: “I never went to the Middle East to work or to make money, I went for jihad.” He asked his wife to kiss the children on his behalf. “Tell them Daddy loves them,” he added.”
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