On Sunday the top story on The Independent’s website blared out
in its headline:
Extraordinary admission to interrogators by London bomb
The extraordinary admission?
A suspected member of the 21 July bomb cell has told investigators he was motivated by the Iraq war, not religion.
Osman Hussain, suspected of attempting to blow up commuters in Shepherd's ush,
west London, has given an extraordinary account of a plot hatched in a basement gym in Notting Hill, according to leaks from his interrogation by Italian investigating magistrates.
This “admission” was apparently contained in an Italian police report on its interrogations of Hussain. Today, however, we hear a different story from the BBC. Buried in an article
about how Hussain apparently did not intend to harm anyone with his bomb (insert guffaw), his lawyer is quoted as saying:
"The justification for [the bombing] was to do with Muslim women and the way
that they've been treated.”
No word today from The Independent on this new “extraordinary admission”, and given that it doesn’t particularly meld with its own opposition to the liberation of Iraq, don’t expect to see any headlines on it soon.