Tonight at 9pm the BBC will be showing a documentary "Britain's First Suicide Bombers" which claims some sort of link between the apparent leader of the 7th of July 2005 London suicide bombers, Mohammad Sidique Khan, and the two suicide bombers who attacked a bar with a bomb in Tel Aviv in Israel, in April 2003: Omar Sharif Khan and Asif Hanif.
We have commented on the extraordinary "brother's keeper" case, which involved forced familial DNA sampling and purely email "evidence" and two trials of the relatives of Omar Sharif Khan, on the thought crime of charge of failing to notify the UK authorities, about a suicide terrorist attack, some time in the future, somewhere in a foreign country, by a close relative. The first trial acquitted one defendant and reached no verdict on the others, and their retrial a year later, the jury unanimously found all of the defendants not guilty.
Another extraordinary feature of this case, is the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown's "terrorist finance" bureaucracy and red tape.
Both Omar Sharif Khan and Asif Hanif, were put on the official Bank of England Financial Sanctions list, after they were dead, and they still remain on the current list even today.
SHARIF;Omar;Khan;;;;;13/03/1976;Derby;United Kingdom;British;024762530 (UK) issued on 15/10/1996;;;60 Northumberland Street ;;;;;Derby;DE23 6UB;United Kingdom;;Individual;Prime Alias;Terrorist Financing;06/05/2003;06/05/2003;7570
HANIF;Asif;Mohammed;;;;;02/08/1981;Bhowanj;;British;037168576 (UK) issued on 03/12/1999. Previously 14461429 (UK);;;37 Lela Avenue;;;;;Hounslow;TW4 7RU;United Kingdom;;Individual;Prime Alias;Terrorist Financing;06/05/2003;06/05/2003;7163
This blacklist is automatically fed into thousands of "Know Your Customer" anti-money laundering databases used by the banking and financial industries worldwide.
Why should anyone trust the accuracy of these "Know Your Customer" / anti-money laundering watchlist systems, when their core data is so obviously and repeatedly out of date ?
No wonder only a tiny amount of terrorist money has been seized, despite the hundreds of millions of pounds spent on "Know Your Customer" systems, and the massive cumultaive inconvenience and extra cost passed on to bank customers.