Easter Sunday bomber was radicalised by radical British-Pakistani preacher

Easter Sunday bomber was radicalised by radical British-Pakistani preacher

Easter Sunday bomber was radicalised by radical British-Pakistani preacher

By / World News / Wednesday, 15 May 2019 07:51

One of the Easter Sunday suicide bombers, who attempted to bomb the luxury Taj Samudra hotel here, was radicalised by British-Pakistani radical preacher Anjem Choudary while he was studying at a university in London.

Abdul Latheef Mohamed Jameel, 37, who hailed from a wealthy family involved in the tea trade, reportedly met the radical preacher while studying at Kingston University.

Choudary, 52, is considered one of the UK’s most influential and dangerous radical preachers. He was convicted and jailed in 2016 for inviting support for the Islamic State group but was released in 2018.

Jameel was one of the nine bombers who carried out a series of blasts targeting three churches and three hotels in Colombo in which nearly 360 people were killed.

Jameel’s target on April 21 Easter bombings was the Taj Samudra hotel of Tata Group’s hospitality arm, Indian Hotels Company Ltd . But his bomb probably failed and he was seen leaving the premises.

He later blew himself up at a motel in the suburb of Dehiwala, killing two guests.Jameel studied in the UK and Australia before he tried to go to Syria.

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