Thursday, July 5, 2007

British suspect's beliefs drove him, friends say

by Marjorie Miller and Sebastian Rotella from The LA Times

A doctor who works in the Baghdad hospital compound known as Medical City and knows both Abdullah and his father said that by the time Abdullah was a medical student at Baghdad University, he was known as an adherent of Wahhabism, a radical form of Islam also known as Salafism ... Abdullah reportedly received his medical degree from Baghdad University in 2004 and moved to Cambridge to study for his qualifying test to practice in England. That is when he met Maher, who said he tried to recruit Abdullah into Hizb ut-Tahrir, which calls for the reestablishment of a Muslim caliphate. Abdullah apparently found the group too moderate.

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