In coordinated 7am raids by the Metropolitan Police this morning Hasina Patel, 29, of Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, was arrested along with two West Yorkshire men, her brother 30-year old Arshad Patel and Khalid Khaliq, 34. A fourth man, 22-year-old Imran Motala, was arrested in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham as part of the coordinated raids.
In the space of just a few years the combined forces of the Khan and Patel families appear to have fallen rather a long way from grace. Or have they?
Mohammad Sidique Khan gained notoriety as the alleged ringleader of the alleged 7/7 bombers. He was formerly a teaching assistant in Leeds working for the school's headteacher Sarah Balfour, the wife of Labour MP for Hemsworth Jon Trickett, at the now defunct Hillside Primary School.
In July 2004, three months after the arrests of the Operation Crevice 'terror cell' to which it is alleged that Mohammad Sidique Khan was intimately connected, the same Operation Crevice on the periphery of which Farida Patel's home was noted while Khan was being followed driving his wife's car, Mohammed Sidique Khan was given a tour of the House of Commons by Labour MP Jon Trickett.
Also in July 2004, around the same time as Khan was being given a tour of the House of Commons, his mother-in-law Farida Patel was pictured at a Buckingham Palace garden party with her husband and their daughter Hasina Patel, in tow. The Hasina Patel at the Queen's garden party in July 2004 is the same Hasina Patel arrested this morning.
Furthermore, 2004 wasn't the first time Farida Patel had been invited to one of the Queen's tea parties. In fact, Farida Patel -- the mother of newly arrested Hasina Patel and the mother-in law of alleged 7/7 ringleader Mohammad Sidique Khan -- made a small piece of history back in 1998 by being the first Asian woman ever to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace.
So, in July of 2004 the entire Khan family were all in London and all of them had been invited by representatives of the State. At least three of Khan's extended family were invited by the Queen with Mohammad Sidique Khan himself entertained by Labour MP Jon Trickett.
The above information was compiled by J7 researchers as part of the ongoing 7/7 investigation being conducted by J7: July 7th Truth Campaign. The information was compiled in a similarly concise format to that in which it appears above only days ago and, as if by magic, the 2004 guest of the Queen, daughter of the 1998 and 2004 guest of the Queen, and the wife of Jon Trickett's guest at the House of Commons, has just been arrested, despite it being 22 months since the events of 7th July 2005 happened.
And, of course no 'intelligence' authorities or the police knew anything about any of this even though they had followed Hasina Patel's car to Farida Patel's house when it was driven there by Mohammed Sidique Khan.
With all of these facts being a little too close to home, is it any wonder the State doesn't want an inquiry into the events of 7/7, even under the nobbled legislative framework of the Inquiries Act 2005 which legally requires all inquiries to be neither public nor independent?
Update: Thanks to Anonymous for the following information about Farida Patel's connections to the State that passed the Inquiries Act 2005 and still refuses a public inquiry into 7/7:
Her [Farida Patel] community work also led to an invitation to Downing Street, where she received an award for her work for the Inner City Religious Council at a ceremony in 1999, hosted by Tony Blair. The local newspaper says she "rubbed shoulders" on that occasion with the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Condon.
Mrs Patel, who taught at Dewsbury's Birkdale High School until two years ago and served on the local police forum, added: "I am very well known in the Asian parts of Dewsbury and police often come to my house for advice."
Update 2: ".... it has emerged that [Farida] Patel was a co-opted member of the British government's council of religious leaders from 1996 until 2000. || Patel, who is in her late fifties, was born in Germiston as the daughter of Ismail Patel, an anti-apartheid activist who died in 1973 after he had been under house arrest for 10 years."