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Brief summary of the lives of the suspected bombers

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Twiglett Fri 15-Jul-05 10:40:09

here on BBC news

they sound so shockingly normal

lucy5 Fri 15-Jul-05 10:50:34

You wonder how someone like the teaching assistant could get involved in such a thing. A married man , a father, I just cant understand it. Teenagers, yes, we were all idealistic and to various degrees passionate and even militant. I cant condone what the teenagers did but I can see how they might have got caught up in something and been manipulated or brainwashed but a 30 year old father I just cannot see. They all sound like normal people not extremists, thats why it is so worrying.

katierocket Fri 15-Jul-05 10:52:42

excellent bloke on five live this morning talking about brainwashing. he was a successful, intelligent businessman and went on a hypnotherapy course to stop smoking. AFter 4 days he ended up giving all his money to this cult that in then joined. Obviously an extreme example but he was talking about brainwashing techniques and how easily used they actually are.

slug Fri 15-Jul-05 15:38:16

I just feel deseparatly sorry for their parents. It's bad enough to have a child killed in such horrible circumstances, but then to find out that effectivly your child is a mass murderer and is vilified in the press. You wouldn't be even able to mourn in public. The poor, poor things.

expatinscotland Fri 15-Jul-05 15:55:39

That teaching assistant one is the most frightening of all.

I feel badly for the parents as well. I honestly don't think they had a scooby what was going on b/c in these indoctrination centres they teach the bombers how to appear normal so as not to arouse suspicion.

HappyMumof2 Sat 16-Jul-05 19:28:29

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fishfinger Sat 16-Jul-05 19:28:44

very intersting isnt it

HappyMumof2 Sat 16-Jul-05 19:30:58

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fishfinger Sat 16-Jul-05 19:35:13

its hteir head popping of that makes me feel ill

HappyMumof2 Sat 16-Jul-05 19:38:00

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fishfinger Sat 16-Jul-05 19:40:20

they fint d hte heard 20 m or so away intact

HappyMumof2 Sat 16-Jul-05 19:41:06

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fishfinger Sat 16-Jul-05 19:42:11

yes they do look a bit like that

( youll never be able to use that emoticon again will you_

HappyMumof2 Sat 16-Jul-05 19:43:01

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fishfinger Sat 16-Jul-05 19:43:53

god hope no one else is readign that

ill be lynched

HappyMumof2 Sat 16-Jul-05 19:45:03

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Aimsmum Sat 16-Jul-05 19:50:13

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fishfinger Sat 16-Jul-05 19:50:33

sorry all

fishfinger Sat 16-Jul-05 19:51:46

found this looking for sheepish look!!

HappyMumof2 Sat 16-Jul-05 19:52:28

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Aimsmum Sat 16-Jul-05 19:54:29

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fishfinger Sat 16-Jul-05 19:54:59

they dont get it
reapeat several times
god must go and get changed

ja9 Sat 16-Jul-05 20:05:26

and back to the point

i am indeed hugely shocked by that background info - so very very normal... i think i even remember that article in the Times Ed where the teaching assistant was quoted.

hunkermunker Sat 16-Jul-05 20:06:55

I think they were told the bombs were set to go off later than they were. The mastermind of this whole thing didn't want the footsoldiers getting out alive and being able to say who he was.

HappyMumof2 Sat 16-Jul-05 20:16:22

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