Archive for September 19th, 2011
… out of a supposed 10-year sentence. More judicial lost-the-plot-ness, from Absurd Britannia:
A member of al-Qaeda jailed for ten years in 2008 for his part in a terror plot has been released early from prison.
Habib Ahmed, 32, was convicted after being caught smuggling code books written in invisible ink into the country.
He was part of a British terror cell, headed by Rangzieb Ahmed, that police believe were planning a massacre in Britain. But despite being jailed for ten years in December 2008, he has now been released and is living at a bail hostel in Manchester.
During his trial the court heard how Ahmed downloaded a document called “a study of assassination” and looked up bomb-making techniques. Read the rest of this entry »
Guess The Religion™ Alert in Brummistan:
The suspects were detained at or near their homes overnight on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism in the UK.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said six men, aged between 25 and 32, were taken into custody in a terror raid by unarmed officers in the Moseley, Sparkbrook, Sparkhill, Ward End and Balsall Heath areas of Birmingham between 11.30pm last night and 1am today.
In addition, a 22-year-old woman was arrested at 6.30 this morning on suspicion of failing to disclose information, contrary to the Terrorism Act 2000.
Although the nature of suspected offences has not been disclosed, the terror raid arrests are not believed to have any connection to the Liberal Democrats’ autumn conference, which is currently taking place at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.
A West Midlands Police statement said: “Searches are now being conducted by specialist teams at these and seven other properties in the city – six domestic and one commercial.
One more group of misunderstanders of Islam in the UK to add to the seemingly endless stack that’s building up. If only we were just more tolerant – and reached out to them a bit more..
More when we have it – and more at the Telegraph