One of the Easter Sunday suicide bombers, World Health Organization tried to bomb the posh Taj Samudra edifice in state capital capital of Sri Lanka, was radicalized by British-Pakistani radical man of the cloth Anjem Choudary whereas he was learning at a university in London, in keeping with a media report.
Abdul Latheef Mohamed Jameel, 37, World Health Organization was from a affluent family concerned within the tea trade, reportedly met the unconventional man of the cloth whereas learning at Kingston University, the BBC according.
Choudary, 52, is taken into account one in every of the UK’s most influential and dangerous radical preachers. He was guilty and imprisoned in 2016 for attractive support for ISIS however was free in 2018.
Counter-extremism specialists early this year had warned that Choudary’s extremist cluster al-Muhajiroun network was make itself.
Jameel, a father of 4 youngsters, was the link between native radicals and ISIS or different religious person teams based mostly abroad, Sri Lankan security officers told the BBC.
Jameel was one in every of the 9 bombers World Health Organization meted out a series of blasts targeting 3 churches and three hotels in capital of Sri Lanka within which nearly 360 individuals were killed.
Jameel’s target on April twenty one Easter bombings was the Taj Samudra edifice of Tata Group’s cordial reception arm, Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL). however his bomb in all probability failing and he was seen going the premises.
He later blew himself up at a motor inn within the residential area of Dehiwala, killing 2 guests.
Jameel studied within the Britain and Australia before he tried to travel to Asian country.
Several years agone, his family became involved regarding his uncompromising views and non-commissioned the assistance of a security official.
“He (Jameel) was utterly radicalized and supported the extremist ideology. i attempted to reason with him. once I asked him however he got into this… he aforementioned that he attended the sermons of the unconventional British man of the cloth Anjem Choudary in London. He aforementioned he met him throughout the sermons,” a security official told the BBC.