Tuesday, August 19, 2008

UK: Did BBC charity bankroll 7/7 bombers?

Team Pudsey

Looks like Team Pudsey has stepped in it.

Thousands of pounds raised by Britons for the BBC’s Children in Need charity could have been used to recruit and train the homegrown terrorists involved in the 7/7 terror attacks on London.

The programme reported that £20,000 from Children in Need was handed over to the Leeds Community School, in Beeston, Yorkshire between 1999 and 2002.

The school, which also received large sums from other public bodies, was run from premises behind the Iqra Islamic bookshop which the gang used as a meeting place and an opportunity to radicalise others.

One former worker described those that attended the bookshop as a kind of “brotherhood.”

Both Mohammed Sidique Khan, the leader of the bombers, and Shehzad Tanweer, the Aldgate bomber, were trustees of the bookshop and Sidique Khan also worked for a Saturday club at the associated Leeds Community School.

It's ironic hearing that the BBC bankrolled the 7/7 attacks, seeing the pic of Pudsey with his bandaged face (above)and then seeing this pic from the bombings.

Shame on you, BBC.