Omar Khyam

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This article is about a living citizen of the United Kingdom. For the Persian poet and author of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, see Omar Khayyám.
Omar Khyam
Born 1982 (age 34–35)
Arrested UK security official
Citizenship United Kingdom
Detained at HMP Fullsutton
Alleged to be a member of al-Muhajiroun

Omar Khyam is a citizen of the United Kingdom, who led a terrorist plot.[1][2][3][4] He was trained in bomb-making at the Malakand training camp in Pakistan in 2001 or 2002. He was the ringleader of a plot to explode a fertilizer bomb in London.


  1. ^ "The jihadi house parties of hate: Britain's terror network offered an easy target the security services missed, says Shiv Malik". The Times. 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2010-08-02. Within weeks two of the most dangerous British-born jihadi terrorists — Mohammad Sidique Khan, leader of the 7/7 suicide bombers, and Omar Khyam, leader of the so-called Crevice gang — were learning to make bombs at Malakand. Details of the party were disclosed this weekend by one of the guests, Hassan Butt, a former associate of the Islamist radicals who has turned against violence.  mirror
  2. ^ Dominic Casciani (2007-06-14). "Jihadi diary: Inside the mind". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-08-03. Two of the men who trained with Zeeshan are better known. Mohammad Sidique Khan was the ringleader of the 2005 7 July suicide bombers. The second was Omar Khyam, the now jailed head of a plot to detonate a massive fertiliser bomb in England. 
  3. ^ Richard Brennan (2008-06-24). "Khawaja excited by guns and rockets, court hears". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2010-08-03. Khawaja went to the camp with Omar Khyam, a ringleader in the failed London bombing plot, for which Khawaja is an accused participant. 
  4. ^ "The five found guilty yesterday". The Guardian. 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2010-08-03. Omar Khyam, 25, from Crawley, was drawn to radical Islam in his teens.