Yesterday morning I told a friend of my theory that Kafeel Ahmed had died within 24 hours of the Glasgow attack. By the evening, his death had been officially announced, an event which neither falsified nor verified my hypothesis, which was and remains founded on several evidence-based suspicions.
1. Late in the evening of Saturday, 30th June 2007, I was online. One of the US networks, CNN I believe, reported that Kafeel had died. ‘Hospital sources tell XYZ that Kafeel Ahmed has died of his injuries’, or words to that effect. The report quickly disappeared, never to be referred to again. Suspicion: That the report was true.
2. Do you remember this incident that evening?
[Chief Constable] Rae earlier told a news conference in Glasgow that the suspect at the city's Royal Alexandra Hospital was being treated for severe burns and was in a critical condition.
He said a 'suspect device' had been found on the suspect.
"As a consequence of that, the hospital was partly evacuated until the device was removed and put into a safe area," he said.
Experts later found the item was not linked to any explosive and it was declared safe, however the hospital's A&E remains closed.
The implication was, I thought, that some sort of bodybelt, perhaps, had been found on Kafeel. Yet all reports of the incident suggested that Kafeel had been so badly alight that most his clothes had been burnt from his body (and see picture, right). If he was practically naked, where was he hiding the suspect device? Suspicion: That there was no suspect device and the purpose was to clear the hospital, for unknown operational reasons.
3. On Sunday, in Scotland it was reported that:
SEVERELY burned Glasgow Airport attack suspect Kafeel Ahmed is being kept alive on the orders of MI5, senior police sources have told Scotland on Sunday.
Ahmed has third degree burns to 90% of his body and virtually no chance of surviving but insiders claim the security services are keeping him alive to avoid a backlash from radical Muslims.
Suspicions: That the ‘senior police sources’ were preparing the ground for yesterday evening’s announcement. That the story last week about Kafeel needing shark-skin treatment was of similar intent: a story devised to convey to the public how close to death he was. That Kafeel probably died on the Saturday evening of the attack, as CNN reported, perhaps around the time of the hospital evacuation. That, as SoS sort of reported, the Security Service chose to delay announcing his death, in the hope that it would prevent him from being championed as a martyr by other jihadists.