was an Iraqi man who graduated from a British university. Whitehall sources confirm that Taimour-Al-Abdaly, a 28-year-old man who lived in southern Sweden, was the owner of the car that exploded in central Stockholm last night. His Facebook profile lists him as having studied a BSc in sports therapy at the University of Bedfordshire in 2004.Thus does the contagion of Islam's jihad imperative operate and spread--insidiously, across borders, and with a rationale that makes no sense to most people with a Western sensibility, but which makes perfect sense to the person infected by the jihad virus.
Update: More on the 'sploder:
In a message to his family contained in an audio file sent to news agency TT on Saturday, the man referred to an earlier trip to the Middle East:Looks like he decided to settle down with 72 heavenly harlots instead (and you don't need the wife's permission for that).
“I never went to the Middle East to work or earn money. I went there for Jihad,” he said.
A Facebook page believed to belong to the man indicated that he studied Sports Therapy at the University of Bedfordshire in Luton, England, graduating in 2004. He had also posted numerous videos relating to the Iraq war, the war in Chechnya and the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.
His favourite pages on Facebook included ‘Yawm al-Qiyaamah’, the Islamic ‘Day of Ressurection’. The page’s signature image features London’s Tower Bridge being engulfed in flames and floods. Another favourite page was ‘Islamic Caliphate State’.
The man is also thought to have been active on Muslim contact sites, where he claimed to be looking for a second wife. In one message on the site Muslima.com, he says that he was born in Iraq and moved to Sweden in 1992. He said he had two daughters, one aged 3 and one under the age of 2. He said he wanted to marry again and that his first wife had agreed to this.
“In the future, am looking for to move to an arabic [sic] country and settle down there,” he wrote.
If I were police, I'd check into whether one of his stops in the Middle East was Yemen, where he hooked up with the American-Yemeni imam who has inspired so many other jihadi terrorist incidents, including the failed Times Square car bombing.