Goodbye, UK. Enjoy your liberal immigration policy.
“Extremist behind ‘gay-free zone’ posters jailed for possessing al Qaeda literature”
2:44PM BST 11 May 2012
SNIPPET: “Bearded Hasnath has been in custody for 206 days and is likely to be released in the next week, the Old Bailey heard.
While on remand in Belmarsh, a prison officer heard prisoner Mohibur Rahman, who pleaded guilty to having terrorist literature in the stock exchange bomb plot trial, apparently encouraging him.”
SNIPPET: “Alexander Chalk, prosecuting, said Rahman was overheard talking through pipes to Hasnath in the next cell, telling him: “When you get released, stay squeaky clean and then you can carry on our work.””
SNIPPET: “Judge Gerald Gordon said he was concerned that Hasnath had been placed in a cell near Rahman.
He said information about the encounter was “extremely worrying”, although it appeared it was Rahman not Hasnath who was talking.
The judge said it was not possible for him to make a judgment about Hasnath’s future intentions.”
too little, too late
No doubt this guy deserved to be locked up for longer, but I do find it kind of disturbing that a man can be locked up merely for possessing literature...
AQAP Releases Issues VIII and IX of Its English-Language Magazine 'Inspire', Calling for Lone-Wolf Jihad Attacks Targeting 'Populations'; Permitting Chemical and Biological Weapons
The main themes in these issues of Inspire are:
A) Instructions and calls for lone-wolf Al-Qaeda followers to carry out attacks in the U.S. This continues the development previously identified by MEMRI that is, Al-Qaeda is striving to place the responsibility for jihad in America upon the Muslim community in the U.S. This is instead of having mujahideen come from other parts of the world to attack the U.S., and instead of recruiting American Muslims to fight on other jihadi fronts worldwide
As the Inspire staff wrote in Issue V of the magazine: "[B]ased on your ability, you choose the target [in your home area]. Your pool of targets is large, so make sure to think of all of the available options. An example of something local, easy, and effective is attacking an army recruiting center, nightclub, highway, or busy shopping mall". A much-discussed article in the magazine's first issue said: "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom." Khan reiterates and underlines this point in his last statement, published in Issue IX, in which he states: "So for Muslims to live in America, it is dangerous since America and the Western world are lands of war, giving Muslims the ability to freely attack them in whatever methods they choose." Inspire has been translated from English into Spanish, German, French, as well as Arabic, Urdu, Bangladeshi, and Turkish. Indicative of the impact that the magazine has had is that a growing number of lone-wolf jihadis have been arrested throughout the West with copies of the magazine in their possession (see Appendix: Lone Wolf Jihadi Attacks in the West).
B) Justifying the targeting of "populations of countries at war with the Muslims," including non-combatants, and by every means, including with chemical and biological weapons.
C) Challenging claims by President Obama and other U.S. officials that Al-Qaeda is "devastated" or "decimated," and stressing that the organization, its magazine Inspire, and its attacks are continuing.
D) The issues also include eulogies for and glorification of the lives and deaths of Al-Awlaki and Khan, as well as writings by them, and various other topics.
VERY interesting (and scarry) read!