Wednesday, February 27, 2008

BBC Producer Linked to 'Osama bin London' But Failed to Help Police

We noted Tuesday the conviction of this piece of garbage know as Osama bin London and now we revisit the BBC producer who had contact with him but felt no obligation to alert the authorities. Last time we checked in with Nasreen Suleaman, she and the Beeb were busy extolling the virtues of paintballing with terrorists.
A BBC producer failed to give police information that would have helped track down the July 21 bombers, the trial was told.

Don't Panic, I'm Islamic, which featured the group paintballing and an interview with Mohammed Hamid, was shown on BBC2 on June 12, 2005.

Nasreen Suleaman, the producer, told the court that Hamid said he would use his £300 fee to settle the fine he had been given by magistrates for racially abusing two policemen at his Oxford Street stall.

Called as a defence witness, Miss Suleaman admitted that she had spoken to Hamid in the days following the July 21 attacks and found out he knew the wanted men.
So what does any good citizen do at this point? Well, you should contact police, any prior relationship be damned.

But Suleaman is an exalted journalist, those most noble of all creatures, and their profession (ahem) comes first.
Miss Suleaman claimed she told BBC managers of the situation but no one passed on the information to the authorities.

She looked visibly shaken when told that two of the July 21 bombers, had joined Hamid on another paintball trip two weeks before the bombings.

Miss Suleaman saw Hamid a few days after July 21, 2005 and he seemed "very shocked that the men he knew were accused of this".

Duncan Penny, prosecuting, said: "Did you tell him to go to the police?"

Ms Suleaman replied: "I don't think I needed to."
Despite this, BBC kept Suleaman on the payroll to offer up sympathetic dreck like this and this months after the bombings.

Some journalist.

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