A FORMER British spy said Kirklees bomber Mohammed Sidique Khan does not 'fit the profile' of someone who would murder civilians.
MI5 whistleblower David Shayler was speaking exclusively to the Examiner before giving a lecture on terrorism to students at Huddersfield University yesterday.
He said: "There's strong evidence that he was involved in terrorism.
"But he seems to have been involved in making explosives for use in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.
"He fits the profile of a resistance fighter rather than a terrorist.
"Resistance fighters take great pride in the fact that they do not target civilians."
The 40-year-old said he believed the Dewsbury man and his fellow bombers were dead, but he doubted the official version of their demise.
Mr Shayler, an MI5 spy from 1991-96, said: "There's no evidence the London bombings were an inside job, but I think people need to exercise more critical judgement.
"The Home Office narrative is full of attempts to implicate these so-called suicide bombers."
Mr Shayler, who served seven weeks in prison for breaking the Official Secrets Act in 2002, also disputed the US government's version of 9/11.
He said: "Why was there a missile-shaped hole in the Pentagon? Why did Building Seven of the World Trade Center collapse?"