Foreign Criminal Of The Day: The Ulster Islamist
In remarks that you won't find reported on Radio Telefis Eireann, the Islamapajama-ed figure of Dr Shaheed Satardien, one of the leaders of Ireland's 'Muslim community', has told the Sunday Tribune newspaper that an "ocean of extremism" is spreading; but the case of Abbas Boutrab (above), had told us that already.
Boutrab, an Algerian described as having 'suspected al-Qaeda links' and resident in Newtonabbey, Co. Antrim, was sentenced to six years last December for 'downloading information on how to blow up a passenger jet'.
Neil Doyle, writing in today's 'Sunday Herald', has more:
"His story may well provide insights into last Thursday’s events, as he was working on a new generation of bombs being developed by militants designed to evade airport scanning equipment. Boutrab was apparently caught by chance while constructing a bomb that could be concealed inside an electrical device such as a personal music player.
One of the documents he was found in possession of was a guide produced by British al-Qaeda supporters which described how to make a wide variety of innovative new devices. Further examination showed that it had been produced by a group of British militants connected to the radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza."
Boutrab's decision to indulge his contempt for the British way of life while living in Northern Ireland might just have been his worst step.
Hopefully the province's prison authorities have not turned him over to the tender mercies of any members of the Loyalist Volunteer Force who might still be in custody...
Because those boys really don't like those who plot mayhem against Her Majesty....