UK Daily Mail
May 8, 2011
A Muslim who attended a training camp organised by known extremists with the ringleader of the July 7 suicide bombings was later paid by police to teach officers how to combat terrorism.
Tafazal Mohammad, 46, was described at the inquest into the Al Qaeda-inspired attacks in London as a suspected ‘terrorist sympathiser’ who was twice placed under surveillance by MI5.
Yet he received more than £80,000 of taxpayers’ money to lecture Scotland Yard counter-terrorism officers, council workers and youth leaders on how best to ‘engage’ with Muslims.
Families of 7/7 victims reacted with disbelief at Mr Mohammad’s lucrative consultancy work. ‘Anyone who has been involved with terrorists needs to be fully vetted,’ said Graham Foulkes, whose son David was killed in the Edgware Road train attack.
Mr Mohammad ran an Islamic bookshop in Leeds with Mohammed Sidique Khan who, along with three other bombers, launched Britain’s deadliest terror attack since the Lockerbie bombing, killing 52 innocent people in 2005.
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