Deep Background

By Giraldi, Philip | The American Conservative, February 13, 2006 | Go to article overview

Deep Background


Giraldi, Philip, The American Conservative


It is an axiom to "follow the money" in terrorist investigations, but in doing so, Scotland Yard's inquiry into the bombing of London's transportation system last July has made a startling discovery. One of the four bombers, Mohammad Sidique Khan, who worked as a part-time teacher, was the principal financier of the attacks that killed 52 and injured hundreds. The total cost of the attacks is estimated to have been less than £1000, or $1,750. That only such a small sum was needed and that the money was raised legitimately, through normal employment, calls into question the assumption that the most effective way to identify and arrest terrorist cells is through monitoring their financing. The last major terrorist action that was funded by al-Qaeda directly was the 9/11 attack in New York and Washington. The bombing of the transportation system in Madrid in 2003, which was also successful and killed 191, was locally financed by the terrorists themselves, most of whom were living illegally in Spain. Likewise, the bombing of the nightclubs in Bali in 2002 that killed 202 were carried out by local terrorists using their own resources.

The Scotland Yard inquiry also learned that there's real money to be made in fish and chips. Shehzad Tanweer, one of the bombers, left behind a bank account containing more than £120,000 ($210,000). Tanweer, a Briton of Pakistani descent who blew up himself and seven others on a subway car near Aldgate Station, was only 22 years old and worked as an assistant in his father's fish and chips shop in Leeds. In spite of rigorous investigation, the police were unable to prove that any of the money came from illegal sources and were even able to confirm that taxes had been paid on the income. …

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