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Richard Reid  
DEFINITION
  • On December 22, 2001, an al Qaeda member named Richard Colvin Reid (aka Abdel Rahim; Abu Ibrahim) became known as the “shoe bomber” after attempting to destroy an airplane carrying almost 200 people by setting fire to explosives hidden in his sneakers. Reid was born in London in 1973, the only son of an English mother and Jamaican father who divorced in 1984. [Source: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism; Reid, Richard (1973–)]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/Richard_Reid
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