Freed 7/7 bombers’ helper supported killings of Americans

March 10th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf Washington, Mar.10 (ANI): Pakistani origin American terrorist Mohammed Junaid Babar expressed his support for violence against the United States in “occupied” Muslim countries at the time of his early release in December, according to newly unsealed documents.

Babar was involved in setting up a training camp for British jihadis, including the leader of the 7/7 bombers, Mohammad Sidique Khan.

He was facing a possible sentence of 70 years for his terrorist activities that included gunrunning, supplying money and equipment to al-Qaida, and attempts to assassinate former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf.

According to The Guardian, a New York judge sentenced Babar to time served, which amounted to four-and-a-half years in prison, after government lawyers described his post-arrest co-operation as “extraordinary”.

But new documents reveal that at the time of sentencing, government representatives believed that Babar still supported the killing of US soldiers and civilians in “occupied” Muslim countries.

US attorney’s office submitted 5K1, the pre-sentence report, which stated: “Babar has advised that he supports the killing of Americans both military and civilian in Muslim countries ‘occupied’ by the United States.”

Charles Schumer, a Democratic senator for New York, questioned that why Babar was set free.

He said: “I’d like to see an explanation why somebody who still expresses violence should be let out”,” We certainly need a good, strong explanation from the authorities.”

The report also revealed Babar’s activities before his arrest. Earlier it had been widely believed that he had come to the attention of US authorities after giving a televised interview in November 2001.

In the interview Babar said: “I did not feel any remorse for the Americans who died. I am willing to kill the Americans. I will kill every American that I see in Afghanistan. And every American soldier I see in Pakistan.”

But according to 5K1 reports Babar came into light through his activities with the New York branch of the British fundamentalist group al-Muhajiroun before 9/11.

He also had a previous criminal conviction for driving without insurance for which he was fined 75 dollars.

This raises the questions about why Babar was not placed on a no-fly list as he traveled between Pakistan and the UK on numerous occasions between 2002 and 2004. (ANI)

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