Reid, Richard

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Richard Reid
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Name
Reid, Richard Gender: M
Richard Colvin Reid
born on 12 August 1973
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date in question
Rodden Rating XX
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 19°35' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif or s_capcol.18.gif



Biography

British terrorist who attempted to light explosives in his shoe while on flight from Paris to Miami. He was refused boarding on another airline the day before. He was heard to chant or pray out loud before he lit a match on the plane; however the smell of the match alerted a flight attendant and he was subdued by passengers and crew-members and turned over to authorities in Boston, where the plane was diverted.

He was identified as a small-time British criminal who converted to Islam in prison and then joined extremist groups in a London mosque. He adopted the name of Abdel Raheem, and was also known as Tariq Raja.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

LMR quotes news: His passport gives birthdate as August 12 1973, however, the FBI gives August 21 1973. U.S. District Court Criminal Complaint against Reid gives "8/12/73".

NY Times said he was born in Farnborough Hospital in Bromley in Southeast London in 1973.

Categories

  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Terrorist (Attempted plane explosion)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Small-time)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Conversion/ Born again (Converted to Islam)
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