Swedish Suicide Bomber Studied at British University – Was a Trained Jihadist Who Was Looking For Second Wife
Suspected Swedish bomber Taimour Abdulwahab Al-Abdaly used the Muslim dating site Muslima.com in his search for a second wife. (Daily Mail)
The Swedish suicide bomber was a trained jihadist who was recently looking for a second wife.
He was a father of two young children.
The Local reported:
In a message to his family contained in an audio file sent to news agency TT on Saturday, the man referred to an earlier trip to the Middle East:
“I never went to the Middle East to work or earn money. I went there for Jihad,” he said.
A Facebook page believed to belong to the man indicated that he studied Sports Therapy at the University of Bedfordshire in Luton, England, graduating in 2004. He had also posted numerous videos relating to the Iraq war, the war in Chechnya and the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.
His favourite pages on Facebook included ‘Yawm al-Qiyaamah’, the Islamic ‘Day of Ressurection’. The page’s signature image features London’s Tower Bridge being engulfed in flames and floods. Another favourite page was ‘Islamic Caliphate State’.
The man is also thought to have been active on Muslim contact sites, where he claimed to be looking for a second wife. In one message on the site Muslima.com, he says that he was born in Iraq and moved to Sweden in 1992. He said he had two daughters, one aged 3 and one under the age of 2. He said he wanted to marry again and that his first wife had agreed to this.
“In the future, am looking for to move to an arabic [sic] country and settle down there,” he wrote.
Police are looking for a man who was seen speaking to the suspect just minutes before his backpack exploded.
The former British student was unable to kill off Swedish shoppers with his body bomb. Witnesses said he had a large wound to his stomach as if something had exploded there. (Daily Mail)