The Gym Card

In the aftermath of the murder, a cascade of misinformation and lies from the very top down. From Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair to the trigger-happy plain-clothes shooters identified only as "carrying a long-barrelled weapon", the actions that day have been exposed as a cover-up of the events that resulted in the extra-judicial execution of an innocent man.

The Gym Card

Joined: 04 Dec 2005, 17:55

11 Mar 2006, 07:34 #1

Hussain Osman borrowed a gym card and left it in his non-exploding backpack
'Third man' tells of bomb hunt ordeal

Gym card link put Somali in danger during police shooting

Ian Cobain and Vikram Dodd
Tuesday August 30, 2005
The Guardian

A man being sought by the police team which accidentally shot dead Jean Charles de Menezes has spoken for the first time to the Guardian of his shock at being caught up in the search for the would-be suicide bombers.

Abdi Omar, a Somali-born bus driver, was one of two men detectives were looking for when they began following the young Brazilian from his home in south London. Mr Omar is a friend of one of the four suspects, Hussain Osman, and rents a flat above the apartment where Mr de Menezes was living.

"It could have been me who got shot that day," Mr Omar said. "I don't know what to make of all this. I don't know what I should do."

Police had been watching the block where both men lived, in Scotia Road, Tulse Hill, because they had discovered Mr Omar's gym membership card in a rucksack holding the bomb intended to blow up a tube train in Shepherd's Bush, west London.

However, Mr Omar says he had lent his membership card to Hussain Osman, a suspect since arrested in Rome and facing extradition to Britain.

He said he was friendly with Osman, an Ethiopian-born British citizen, also known as Hamdi Adus Issac, who lived in Stockwell, south London.

"I knew him from the gym, although not well, not 100%," said Mr Omar, 42. " I lent him my card. But I have no idea why it was in the rucksack."

An army surveillance specialist, on attachment to Scotland Yard, had begun watching the flats where Mr Omar lived at 6.30am on the day after the failed attacks.

Mr Omar was living in a second-floor flat in the block, while Mr de Menezes was on the first floor. Police had decided to monitor everyone leaving through the front door.

When Mr de Menezes emerged the soldier was, according to his later statement, relieving himself, and was unsure whether he had been watching either Mr Omar or Mr Osman.

The soldier would have been issued with at least one CCTV image of the Shepherd's Bush bombing suspect. He may also have had a photograph of Mr Omar: it is understood that Mr Omar's picture was on his membership card from the South Bank Club, a £395-a-year gym in south London.

According to members of Mr Omar's family, his mother-in-law was manhandled by armed police when they raided the home of his estranged wife a few hours after the death of Mr de Menezes.

The family said three plain-clothes officers with submachine guns surrounded his wife, Aziza Hassan, the couple's 12-year-old son, and her 74-year-old mother as they emerged from their home off Harrow Road, west London.

"She suffered a heart attack, and although she is now out of hospital, she needed heart surgery," said Mr Omar. Scotland Yard would not comment, other than to confirm that a complaint was being investigated.

Questioning Ms Hassan, detectives realised her husband had left the country five days before the bombing, after telling relatives that he was making a short trip to Somalia. Apparently, this heightened their suspicions. Mr Omar denies going to Somalia but says he was abroad on July 21. "I knew nothing about what was happening until I came back."

He says he went to see the police when he returned to London two weeks ago. "They questioned me like they weren't interested. They asked me: 'Why do you think we are suspecting you?' I said: 'I don't know'. By this time they knew all about the gym card, and they told my lawyer later that they were not interested in me.

"They have damaged my life and my family. But if they ask me, I would help them."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondo ... 59,00.html
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10 Nov 2006, 02:22 #2

However, Mr Omar says he had lent his [gym] membership card to Hussain Osman, a suspect since arrested in Rome and facing extradition to Britain.

He said he was friendly with Osman, an Ethiopian-born British citizen, also known as Hamdi Adus Issac, who lived in Stockwell, south London.

"I knew him from the gym, although not well, not 100%," said Mr Omar, 42.
Is the gym the same place that Hussain Osman/Hamdi Isaac is referring to in his statements made after his arrest in Rome ? (29th/30th July 2005, as reported below on 31/7/05):
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,16 ... ay-771-rdf

...quoting records of the interrogation.

"I have no connection with al Qaeda," Hussain -- also known as Issac Hamdi -- told Italian magistrates after his arrest. "I joined a muscle-building class in Notting Hill (west London) and I was told we had to act to avenge our people who had been arrested, thrown into prison after the July 7 bombings," the Ethiopian-born naturalized Briton said. "A signal had to be given and we did it, but we did not intend to kill anybody. It was just a gesture," he declared, adding that he had no links with the four July 7 suicide bombers.
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10 Nov 2006, 03:04 #3

Speaking of things turning up in rucksacks, and bearing in mind the notion that the events of 21/7 might somehow be the unofficial narrative of what had happened two weeks previously on 7/7, note Osman's words, spoken via his solicitor, following his extradition trial in Rome:
I'm an innocent man, says Osman
Evening Standard (London),  Sep 16, 2005 

DEFIANT Shepherd's Bush bomb suspect Hussein Osman today said from his prison cell: "Those who have extradited me have me on their conscience - I am an innocent man."

Osman, 27, made his astonishing outburst via his lawyer Antonietta Sonnessa after she told him his appeal had been rejected by an Italian court.

Judges ruled earlier this week that Osman should be returned to Britain, where he is wanted in connection with the failed 21 July Tube and bus attacks.

He had been arrested in the Italian capital at the end of July after fleeing across Europe by train and hiding out at his brother Remzi's flat.

He told Ms Sonnessa that if there were explosives in his rucksack, they must have been planted by another man.

Source: Evening Standard
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10 Nov 2006, 19:34 #4

Sinclair @ Nov 10 2006, 02:22 AM wrote:Is the gym the same place that Hussain Osman/Hamdi Isaac is referring to in his statements made after his arrest in Rome ? (29th/30th July 2005, as reported below on 31/7/05):
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,16 ... ay-771-rdf

...quoting records of the interrogation.

"I have no connection with al Qaeda," Hussain -- also known as Issac Hamdi -- told Italian magistrates after his arrest. "I joined a muscle-building class in Notting Hill (west London) and I was told we had to act to avenge our people who had been arrested, thrown into prison after the July 7 bombings," the Ethiopian-born naturalized Briton said. "A signal had to be given and we did it, but we did not intend to kill anybody. It was just a gesture," he declared, adding that he had no links with the four July 7 suicide bombers.
Only Naveed Fiaz and two people at Heathrow were arrested after 7/7 if I recall correctly. Osman's statement does not seem at all plausible.

And he is reinforcing the suicide bomber story.
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10 Nov 2006, 21:01 #5

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"Terrorist goldmine"
A British Sunday newspaper revealed a bag feared to have been meant to aid further bombers enter and exit Britain was found abandoned by London's main Heathrow Airport, stuffed with fake passports, documents and bank cards.

The News of the World called the find a "potential terrorist goldmine." The 19 passports inside were for Pakistani, British, Indian, Nepalese and South African nationals. The bag also contained a letter written to a Muslim in Dewsbury, northern England -- home to July 7 suicide bomber Mohammed Sidique Khan.[/quote]
Anyone know anything about this bag and letter?
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10 Nov 2006, 21:23 #6

Fake passports found at airport
Published: Monday, 1 August, 2005, 12:50 PM Doha Time

LONDON: A bag stuffed with bogus passports, documents and bank cards was found abandoned at London’s Heathrow Airport, a newspaper said yesterday.

The News of the World called the find a ‘potential terrorist goldmine’ and said anti-terrorist officers were urgently probing the discovery.

The bag was spotted by a taxi driver on a verge near London’s main airport on Thursday.

The paper said the fear was that the bag could have been meant to aid further bombers enter and exit the country.

The 19 passports inside were for Pakistani, British, Indian, Nepalese and South African nationals.

The newspaper said pictures of the same men appear on different passports in different names.

Many passports had fake visas in different shades of ink from genuine documents.

The holdall, bearing a tag of a Middle East airline, contained a letter written to a man in Dewsbury, - home to July 7, London suicide bomber Mohamed Sidique Khan.

Other documents were linked to nearby Leeds, where two other July 7, suicide bombers hailed from, and north London, another area involved in anti-terror investigations.

An interior ministry source told the weekly: “The holdall could be quite a significant discovery. Somebody must have really panicked to have thrown away so much potential evidence.” – AFP
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10 Nov 2006, 22:10 #7

http://independent-bangladesh.com/news/ ... 2005ap.htm

London bombings

6 held, fake passport haul at Heathrow airport

AGENCIES, LONDON

July 31: Police investigating the series of failed July 21 bomb attacks on three subway trains and a bus in London said Sunday they had made six arrests in southern England.

Police raided two properties in the Sussex region, arresting the six at one location, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said. The six were being detained under anti-terrorism laws at a police station in Sussex.

The police spokeswoman would not give the specific location of the raids or any further detail on the people arrested. She said searches of the properties were continuing.

The four main suspects in the July 21 attacks are already in police custody.

A bag stuffed with bogus passports, documents and bank cards was found abandoned at London’s Heathrow Airport, a British newspaper said Sunday. The News of the World called the find a "potential terrorist goldmine" and said anti-terrorist officers were urgently probing the discovery.

The bag was spotted by a taxi driver on a verge near London’s main airport in the west of the British capital on Thursday, the day before three of the four July 21 attempted suicide bomber suspects were arrested.

That attack was an attempted repeat of the July 7 blasts that killed 52 people and the four bombers in blasts on three subway trains and a bus.

The paper said the fear was the bag could have been meant to aid further bombers enter and exit Britain. The 19 passports inside were for Pakistani, British, Indian, Nepalese and South African nationals.

The newspaper said pictures of the same men appear on different passports in different names.

Many passports had fake visas in different shades of ink from genuine documents.

The holdall contained a letter written to a Muslim in Dewsbury, northern England—home to July 7 London suicide bomber Mohammed Sidique Khan.

Other documents were linked to nearby Leeds, where two other July 7 suicide bombers hailed from, and north London, another area involved in anti-terror investigations. An interior ministry source told the weekly: "The holdall could be quite a significant discovery. Somebody must have really panicked to have thrown away so much potential evidence."
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