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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.
|Born||1982 (age 33–34)|
|Arrested||UK security official|
|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. 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.
- "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
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.