A jihadi jailed for helping the London July 21 bombers got a high-profile council job after lying about her past.
Mulumebet Girma, 33, joined Southwark Council after colleagues failed to realise she was linked to one of the country’s most notorious attacks.
The Ethiopian former model rose through the ranks and was even put on the cover of a council magazine to promote its apprenticeship scheme.
But she was sacked after her conviction was exposed for assisting brother-in-law Hussein Osman, who tried to blow up a packed Tube train in 2005.
Her employment raises questions about what measures are taken to vet staff, some of whom have access to databases of vulnerable people.
Details of her convictions can be found in seconds with a simple Google search, aided by her unusual name.
Girma was recruited by the south London local authority as a trainee customer services assistant in 2013, shortly after she was released early from a 10-year jail term.
She did not declare her criminal past and the council failed to uncover it despite her having a key role in one of Britain’s highest profile terror trials.
Southwark Tory councillor Michael Mitchell said: ‘This is a truly shocking blunder. Allowing someone with that background to work with potentially vulnerable clients is an entirely avoidable risk. It’s a huge error.’
Girma, of Dartford, Kent, one of a group of in-laws jailed for assisting Osman after the failed atrocity.
She was convicted of hiding the failed suicide bomber at her then home in Brighton and failing to tell police about his plans.
The July 21 bombers attempted to blow up Tube trains and a bus two weeks after terrorists killed 52 passengers in the July 7 attacks.
A huge death toll was averted because the four bombers failed to mix their devices’ chemicals properly.
Girma’s sister Yeshi, of Stockwell, south London, brother Esayas and her boyfriend were also convicted of aiding Osman.
Yeshi Girma, who was married to Osman, not only helped him escape but removed and destroyed evidence from their home.
Americans should take heed. During the Obama error, he hired dozens of Muslims to roles in homeland security and other departments.
Now, Muslims are running for office in increasing numbers in the U.S.
No one is vetting them and as with Obama the media will never do their duty.
Many are high-ranking members of terror-linked and terror-listed Muslim Brotherhood-founded groups including CAIR, MAS, ISNA and the MSA (Muslim Student Association). Examples in this post (read to the end), and more to be published soon.