He’s a doctor, of course. Aussie doctor held over terror plot.
A MAN arrested at Brisbane’s international airport overnight over the UK terror plots was a registrar at the Gold Coast Hospital in Southport.
Attorney-General Philip Ruddock said the 27-year-old man was arrested at Brisbane International airport yesterday. He did not have a return ticket.
The man, who Queensland Premier Peter Beattie said was not Australian-born, was arrested at the airport at 11pm (AEST) by a counter-terrorism team comprising Queensland police and Australian Federal Police officers after advice from UK authorities.
Mr Beattie said he understood the man had been attempting to leave Australia.
Brisbane Airport has confirmed that only one flight was delayed last night, a flight to Kuala Lumpur.
Ram raid … the car used in the attempted firebombing of a Glasgow airport / Reuters
* A ‘man’ he is. Not a word about Muslim or Islam. Why is that? Was he a Buddhist?
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â€¢ Police search second house in Newcastle-under-Lyme
â€¢ Kurdish terror group is linked to London attacks
An Iraqi junior doctor and a brilliant neurologist working for the NHS are among the suspects being quizzed over the series of bomb attacks across Britain, it emerged today.
The news came as it emerged that an eighth person has been arrested in the terror enquiry.
Details of the suspects were revealed as police staged a controlled explosion at a hospital near Glasgow today.
The junior doctor has been named as Bilal Abdulla, who is said to have completed his medical training in Baghdad.
The suspected ringleader of the Al Qaeda car bombers is a brilliant neurologist working for the NHS.
Saudi Mohammed Asha, 26, was arrested with his 27-year-old wife, who was in traditional Muslim dress, on the M6 in Cheshire on Saturday night.
Mama doing the ‘He-would-never-do-a-thing-like -that’- routine…
The mother of terror suspect Mohammed Asha holds a picture of her son in Jordan.
“…a bearded man in his 30s or 40s of either South Asian or Middle Eastern origin was confronted at a Boston hospital. He, too, departed when questioned…”
WASHINGTON – Federal authorities are looking into three closely bunched incidents in which people posing as inspectors were caught nosing around hospitals in Boston, Detroit and Los Angeles.
No arrests have been made and there is no evidence to suggest the cases are linked or there is a tie to terror groups, federal officials said.
“We do not possess any specific intelligence that there is a terrorism nexus to these reports,” Homeland Security spokeswoman Kathleen Montgomery said Friday.