BBC took terrorist trainers paintballing

The BBC funded a paintballing trip for men later accused of Islamic terrorism and failed to pass on information about the 21/7 bombers to police, a court was told yesterday.

Mohammed Hamid, who is charged with overseeing a two-year radicalisation programme to prepare London-based Muslim youths for jihad, was described as a “cockney comic” by a BBC producer.

The BBC paid for Mr Hamid and fellow defendants Muhammad al-Figari and Mousa Brown to go on a paintballing trip at the Delta Force centre in Tonbridge, Kent, in February 2005. The men, accused of terrorism training, were filmed for a BBC programme called Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic, screened in June 2005.

The BBC paid Mr Hamid, an Islamic preacher who denies recruiting and grooming the men behind the failed July 2005 attack, a £300 fee to take part in the programme, Woolwich Crown Court was told.

It was alleged that Mr Hamid told a BBC reporter that he would use the corporation’s money to pay a fine imposed by magistrates for a public order offence.

Nasreen Suleaman, a researcher on the programme, told the court that Mr Hamid, 50, contacted her after the July 2005 attack and told her of his association with the bombers. But she said that she felt no obligation to contact the police with this information. Ms Suleaman said that she informed senior BBC managers but was not told to contact the police.
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Perhaps the Beeb should have allowed these people to use live ammo? This whole thing,if true,is typical of the Beeb.They will never learn.
I'm utterly outraged, did they not do a H&S Risk Assessment? Someone could have lost an eye.
So how does Jihad paintballing work then. I suppose you strap a load of paintballs to your waist, run up to the enemy flag, shout "Allah is great" and pull the pin. The last one still standing loses.

Mohammed Hamid: 'Hi, remember me? you paid me £300 to appear in your programme. I was the guy who told you I would use that public money to pay off my fine for a public order offence. Well, just thought you'd like to know I'm associated with those terrorist chappies'

Nasreen Suleaman:' Er....well don't worry. I could pass on this information to the Police, after all, it might help them peice together whats been going on, and maybe save lives. But that would hurt my job prospects ( you know, unintentionally facilitating terrorists training together, inadvertantly funding some of their legal costs etc, doesn't look so good ) so I will just think of myself and keep quite. Well done BBC for serving the British people...
The BBC has been stuffed with leftie traitors for years.

It helps them with promotion.
arby said:
what kind of trainers do terrorists wear? I bet theyd wear retro high tops.
Jihadidas :D
Nothing dont surprise me anymore ,They make us pay for t.v. licences so that they can give the people who disrespect this country a good time .

How often do you see the B.B.C help the Armed Forces?

May be its time the t.v. licence was scrapped like in other countries .
aero said:
How often do you see the B.B.C help the Armed Forces?
Top Gear, recent Panorama from Afghanistan, only British reporter permanantley based in Kabul, Remembrance Sunday televised, Trooping of the Colour...

Oh, woops. I seem to have gone against conventional wisdom. Balls.
Basicly this guy claims to have links to a bomber type, and then goes paintballing. The guy sounds like a Walt to me.

Has he been found guilty of anything yet or is this just more pointless bashing of the BBC?

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