Skip to comments.Terror plot: Eleven jailed for Birmingham bomb plan
Posted on 04/26/2013 7:29:08 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
Eleven members of a Birmingham terror cell that planned an attack to rival the 7 July and 9/11 atrocities have been jailed.
Four of the group who travelled to Pakistan for terror training but had second thoughts - Ishaaq Hussain, Shahid Khan, Naweed Ali and Khobaib Hussain - were each sentenced to 40 months.
The group had planned to set off up to eight bombs in rucksacks, using timers to detonate the charges.
Detectives believe the terror plot is the most significant to be uncovered since the 2006 conspiracy to blow up transatlantic airliners using bombs disguised as soft drinks.
Having recruited others, the group posed as legitimate charity workers on the streets of Birmingham and collected thousands of pounds from unsuspecting members of the public.
Posing as Muslim Aid charity street collectors they raised £12,000 for themselves, but were forced to apply for tens of thousands of pounds in loans after losing more than £9,000 of the money playing foreign currency markets.
Naseer played a key role in sending Ishaaq Hussain, Khan, Naweed Ali and Khobaib Hussain to Pakistan to receive training.
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No doubt, the authorities and media are still scratching their heads to determine a motive.
Another thwarted Al Qaeda backpack mass casualty attack that has received near zero coverage in the US, as far as I can tell.
11 lone wolves, what are the odds?
I didn’t know there were Amish in Great Britain!
They received 3 1/2 years in prison for plotting to kill hundreds of people. Now, that’s justice. Did they name their accomplices? Did they finger the training facility in Pakistan (which receives billions of $$$ from the US) so that we can wipe the facility off the map?
In my humble estimation, they should spend 10 years in Gitmo so that they can’t arrange another plot and/or they should be set adrift on a raft to some remote uninhabited Island.
OOOPs! Should have read a little more info as to location. Hmmmmmm. They’d still be welcome in Gitmo and the rest still applies.
****Khalid was sentenced to 18 years. He had boasted that the attack would be “another 9/11”.
When sentencing him, the judge said he took into account that Khalid had been found to be in the bottom 2% to 5% in terms of cognitive ability.****
So the judge decides to go easy on this terrorist since he is so stupid???