- The drumbeat of 'Al Qaeda did it' is already pounding
through world news headline stories. 911 researchers and others are strongly
advising everyone to withhold judgement regarding stories of claims of
- The Scoop Team
- Democratic Underground - Al-Qaida has claimed responsibility
for the series of blasts that shook central London during rush hour on
Thursday morning. Blair has left the G8 meeting for the capital. At least
two have been confirmed dead and scores injured in the seven blasts on
the city's transportation system. (...)
- The blasts, which were early on blamed on a possible
power surge on the London grid, have now been claimed by the terrorist
group al-Qaida according to a document posted on Web site often used by
the group to announce attacks. A group calling itself "Secret Organization
-- al Qaida in Europe" says it was responsible and says it was a reaction
to British participation in military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The authenticity of the claim could not immediately be verified.
- Arab sources who monitor al-Qaida have also said they
believe the attacks are almost certainly the handiwork of Osama bin Laden's
- London Bombs - Al-Qaeda Claim Emerges
- LONDON (AKI) - A European-based militant group believed
to be linked to the al-Qaeda network has said it was responsible for Thursday's
multiple bomb attacks in Londoon. The Group of the Secret Organisation
of al-Qaeda in Europe issued a brief statement posted on the Internet claiming
responsibility for the blasts and warning Italy and Denmark to pull out
their troops from Iraq or receive similar treatment. Authorities have yet
to establish the message's credibility. In the statement, the authors say
that "an attack has been carried out against the British Zionist 'crusader'
government in response to the massacres that have been carried out by Great
Britain in Iraq and Afghanistan." According to the statement "the
Mujahadeen heroes have carried out a holy operation in London", saying
that "the British people has been warned more than once and now we
have kept our promise with a huge effort" which it said had taken
- The statement concludes with warnings to two other European
governments. "We are again warning the Danish goernment and the Italian
government, along with all 'crusader' governments, that they will receive
the same punishment for what is happening in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Group lays claim to blasts
- 'Al Qaeda in Europe' warns other nations
- Thursday, July 7, 2005; Posted: 10:16 a.m. EDT (14:16
- Emergency service vehicles at Edgware Road Station
- Unknown Group Claims Credit For Bombings
- LONDON, England (CNN) --
A previously unknown group calling itself the "Secret Organization
Group of al Qaeda of Jihad in Europe" has released a statement claiming
responsibility for the subway and bus bombings in London.
- CNN could not confirm the authenticity of the statement,
which was posted Thursday on a Web site connected to Islamic radicals.
- The statement said Islam and "Arabism" could
"rejoice for it is time to take revenge from the British Zionist Crusader
government in retaliation for the massacres Britain is committing in Iraq
- "The heroic mujahideen have carried out a blessed
raid in London," the statement said, translated from Arabic.
- "Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic
in its northern, southern, eastern and western quarters. We have repeatedly
warned the British Government and people."
- The statement said the group had carried out the attack
after exerting "strenuous efforts over a long period of time to ensure
- "We continue to warn the governments of Denmark
and Italy and all the Crusader governments that they will be punished in
the same way if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan,"
it said. "He who warns is excused."