The programme was listed in The Times' Entertainment section as:Biography of a Bomber
Thursday 17 November 2005 20:00-20:30 (Radio 4 FM)
What turns a British-born Muslim into a suicide bomber? Nasreen Suleaman talks to those who knew Mohammad Sidique Khan, the eldest of the July 7 bombers. He tries to unravel the mystery of what turned this well integrated, popular and intelligent young man into a terrorist.
Quite apart from comments elsewhere on this forum about the Biography of a Bomber documentary (you can ), the reason for this post is to see if anyone can find out anything at all about Nasreen Suleaman who, according to The Times, has been a BBC journalist for 11 years, yet who appears to have done little or no reporting for the BBC prior to her Radio 4 Koran & Country foray, and indeed very little since.BIOGRAPHY OF A BOMBER
Radio 4, 8pm
Nasreen Suleaman has been a journalist with BBC News for 11 years. Here she presents a strong case for being groomed as the service’s next celebrity reporter as she tells the most detailed story I’ve yet heard of a man who, like her, was born in Britain to Pakistani parents and brought up in Yorkshire. On July 7, though, Mohammad Sidique Khan and three other men caught a train to London, where they blew themselves and 52 innocent people to bits. Why? It is a question asked a thousand times ever since — and Suleaman goes a long way towards answering it.
You can watch what I can only describe as a rather contrived BBC News interview with Nasrean Suleaman about her Radio 4 documentary from this page on the BBC web site or direct from here:
So far it seems that one of the only other stories that Nasreen Suleaman appears to have reported on is the strange case of Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person in the world ever to have been convicted in connection with the 11 September 2001 incidents at the World Trade Centre.
Can it really be the case that, in a reported 11 years of journalism for the BBC, Nasreen Suleaman has only ever reported on the cases of Mohammad Sidique Khan and Zacarias Moussaoui, two stories allegedly involving suicide bomb attacks on western soil, and their 'roads to radicalism'?