Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Britain: An Algerian asylum seeker who financed a suicide bomber using illegally claimed benefits has been jailed for seven years
Nasserdine Menni was living in Glasgow, Scotland and sending cash to Taimour Abdulwahab, whose botched attempt to kill Christmas shoppers in Sweden in 2010 led only to his own death. Police investigating the Muslim bomber's background discovered the connection with Menni, who was arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act at his 19th floor flat in Whiteinch in 2011. During an 11-week trial, the High Court in Glasgow heard that he gave Iraqi-born Abdulwahab a total of £5,725, accrued from benefits and low paid jobs. He also sent the Islamic bomber's widow £1,000 after the explosion in Stockholm.