While the Asian and Middle East doctor community is struggling to come to terms with the aftermath of the recent terror attempts in the country, even more grisly details are emerging.
An al-Qaeda leader in Iraq may have given a cryptic clue about the foiled UK bombing attacks when he reportedly told a British cleric in Baghdad that "those who cure you will kill you, says the Times of London.
The cleric passed on details of the warning, but not the specific wording, to a senior British Government official in mid-April, according to the report.
The Times is also reporting that several of the suspects have links to extremist Islamic groups.
To add to the unease among the doctors from Asia and the Middle East, Prime Minister Gordon Brown himself ordered a review of recruitment procedures by NHS.
Brushing aside a statement by NHS Employers, the new Prime Minister told the Commons that the national health service would be asked to expand background checks on highly-skilled migrants before considering them for jobs.
All the eight people arrested in the aftermath of two bungled car bombings, in London and Glasgow, are from the medical profession, it may be recalled here.
Mean time an Australian magistrate granted police an extra 48 hours to interrogate Dr Mohammed Haneef, one of the eight suspects.
The 27-year-old Indian national was arrested at Brisbane airport on Monday night, attempting to leave Australia.
The second doctor taken in for questioning yesterday, Mohammed Asif Ali, was released after investigators decided there was no charge to answer.
"It was a lightning-fast operation," a police source told the Sydney Morning Herald.
Gold Coast Hospital colleagues of Haneef said the junior doctor was anxious to fly home on Monday, claiming his wife had just given birth to his child in India.
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