Report: Up to seven suspects in German train-bomb plot (Update: Linked to AQ?)

They arrested the prime suspect a few days ago and were hunting for one more. He finally turned himself in to authorities in Lebanon. His name? “Jihad.”

Now there’s news from Der Spiegel that German police might be looking for up to seven other suspects. Which “complicates” the revenge theory.

One other bit from Spiegel that I simply have to highlight:

Youssef Mohamad E., who has been an engineering student in the northern city of Kiel where he was arrested, had links with Hizb ut-Tahir (Party of Liberation), an Islamic and anti-Israeli party, the Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel reported, citing unnamed German security sources. The party was banned in Germany in 2003 because it was deemed anti-Semitic.

Security sources said several members of the arrested man’s family were “problematic.” They said it was feasible that Hizb ut-Tahrir or party supporters among his family instilled radical views in him.

Hizb ut-Tahrir. The “peaceful” Islamic supremacist organization.

Update: Just telling you what I hear: Lebanon’s Interior Minister told Reuters TV that they found Al Qaeda contacts on “Jihad”‘s computer.

“There is nothing clear now, but in his computer, we found something that can be related to al Qaeda, some contacts. He denied any contact til now with al Qaeda, but maybe he was working without knowing (it) himself under the umbrella of al Qaeda,” he added.