Liquid bomb idea originated…. just across the road?

SITTING in a Belfast cafe earlier reading the papers, a couple of stories on the terror alert referred back to the case of Abbas Boutrab, described in as a terrorist with Al Qaida links. The Newtownabbey resident was jailed for six years after being convicted of downloading instructions on how to blow up a plane with home-made liquid explosives. The FBI recreated a viable bomb using his instructions, which he had downloaded in Belfast’s central library, just across the road from where I was reading about it in the paper. Nearly choked on me bagel.