Wednesday, 10 March 2010

*UPDATED*BA Worker Charged with planning terror attack

Updated: SEE BELOW

For real. News of this guy's arrest broke awhile ago, now the follow up:

Rajib Karim, 30, who worked at a BA call centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, will face three terror charges today when he appears before magistrates in London.
Anti-terrorist sources told The Times last night that investigations were continuing into possible contact between Mr Karim and militants in Yemen from where al-Qaeda launched its failed attempt to bring down a US airliner over Detroit at Christmas.


Basically BA has an upcoming strike action - and they were asking for employees to volunteer to work as cabin crew in the event of the strike. This guy (above) volunteered and was planning on it being his final flight.

A British Airways computer expert charged with terror offences planned to take advantage of a strike by BA staff to become a temporary member of the cabin crew, a court heard today.
Rajib Karim, 30, from Newcastle upon Tyne, faces three charges under counter terrorism legislation. He is accused of two counts of planning suicide bombings and his own martyrdom.
It is alleged that Mr Karim came to Britain, obtained a passport and secured a job at the airline as part of the conspiracy.