Associated Press | July 16, 2005
The family of one of the London suicide bombers have spoken of their devastation and urged members of the public to "expose the terror networks which target and groom our sons to carry out such evils".
Mohammad Sidique Khan was responsible for the Edgware Road blast, which killed seven people.
His devastated family issued a statement through West Yorkshire Police expressing their "deepest and heartfelt sympathies" to the victims and urged the general public to contact detectives and root out the terror networks.
"The Khan family would like to sincerely express their deepest and heartfelt sympathies to all the innocent victims and their families and friends affected by this horrific and evil act.
"We are devastated that our son may have been brainwashed into carrying out such an atrocity since we knew him as a kind and caring member of our family."
The statement added: "We would urge people with the tiniest piece of information to come forward in order to expose these terror networks which target and groom our sons to carry out such evils."
Khan, 30, worked as a learning mentor at Hillside Primary School in Leeds. He helped immigrant children settle into education in Britain and is seen in a photograph taken in 2002 at the school.
The head teacher Sarah Balfour said he showed "100% commitment" and worked hard with everyone at the school.
on Friday it emerged Khan had visited the Houses of Parliament as a guest of Labour MP John Trickett, whose wife is the head teacher at Hillside Primary School.
Khan lived in Lees Holm, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire with his wife and their young daughter. Neighbours described him as a "quiet person" who kept himself to himself.