THE man suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing in Syria last week “attempted to disrupt” a Crawley Muslim group’s peace initiatives and was a “role model” to younger Muslims.
Counter terrorism officers have today (Wednesday) been searching the home of Abdul Waheed Majid in Martyrs Avenue, Langley Green, in connection with the suicide bombing on a prison in the Syrian city of Aleppo last week.
Mr Majid, 41, had been in Syria since last summer, with his family under the impression he was on a humanitarian mission, handing out aid but they have not heard from him for about six days.
Now a Muslim group promoting peace and unity among Muslims and non-Muslims is claiming Mr Majid attempted to disrupt their meetings in the past and that younger Muslims looked up to him.
Nazir Basharat, of the UK Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, has this afternoon tweeted: “Abdul Waheed Majid, the bomber in Syria, was known to Ahmadiyya Crawley as part of a gang who used to come disrupt their peace initiatives.”
Ahsan Ahmedi, regional president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association which has a mosque in Langley Drive, confirmed to the Crawley News that the group had been confronted by Mr Majid in the past.
He said: “Whenever we had discussions and promotional events in the town a group of younger Muslim boys and Mr Majid would try to… read more @ crawleynews.co.uk