I guess it would be racist/Islamophobic to speculate that the London bucket bomber just might be a Muslim.
Did anyone hear an “Allahu Ackbar” before the blast?
Excerpt from the Daily Mail
Police are today hunting for the ‘bucket bomber’ who tried to blow up a rush hour Tube train amid claims the terror suspect is armed with knives and may have left other devices.
The crude device could have killed dozens but failed to properly detonate and sent a ‘wall of fire’ through the carriage injuring at least 18 people including a ten-year-old boy.
Terrified passengers were seen covered in blood with scorched hands, legs, faces and hair – others suffered crush injuries during a ‘human stampede’ as they ‘ran for their lives’ at Parsons Green station in west London at 8.20am.
Photographs show what experts believe is a ‘pretty unsophisticated’ bomb in a flaming white bucket inside a Lidl freezer bag with Christmas lights protruding out of the top – a type of fuse encouraged by ISIS in its online manuals and magazines.
Security sources have said the IED had a timer, indicating the bucket bomber left in on the train and fled before it exploded.
Witnesses said there was a loud ‘bang’, a flash and then a ball of flame engulfed surrounding passengers on the ‘packed’ District Line train.
Scotland Yard say it was a terror attack but could not confirm claims there is another device and the suspect is on the run – but an officer at the scene told MailOnline: ‘We believe there is a second bomb – there is a man with knives on the loose.’
Witness Luke Warsmey said said he saw a woman with no skin on her legs and a ten-year-old boy with a burned body.
He said: ‘The explosion was like a large match going off at the end of the carriage. People just started sprinting. It was every man for himself when that happened. The burn victims had severe leg injuries.
‘It was a very busy commuter train, young and old, school children going to their schools. I saw was nannies trying to look for kids, because of the rush of people just taking five and six year olds away from them and they were trying to look for them.’
Emma Stevie, 27, described a ‘human stampede’ after the bomb went off.
She said: ‘I heard lots of screams and people saying ‘run, run’. We got out and then there was a human stampede, down the stairs.
‘There were people lying underneath getting crushed, a big human
pile-on. I wedged myself in next to a railing. I put myself in the foetal position. I kept thinking, ‘I’ll be ok, I’ll be ok’.
‘There was a pregnant woman underneath me, and I was trying really hard not to crush her.’
Richard Aylmer-Hall told Sky News: ‘There were a few crush injuries on the stairs. People got squashed and crushed going down the stairs. Police evacuated everyone from the scene pretty quickly.
‘There was screaming, pushing and shoving – it was a like there was a terrorist on the loose with a gun or something – lots of people were in tears. When it was all over lots of people were being comforted and looked after. It was total chaotic panic.