Archive for the ‘Absurd Britannia’ Category
Surely not. Wasn’t it the head of the West Midlands Police Terorrism Unit himself that said it was ‘right wing extremists’, not Muslims who fuelled terrorism?
Three Muslim terrorists were plotting a suicide bombing campaign of “mass murder” on the streets of Britain, a court has heard.
Two of the men are said to have traveled to Pakistan where they received terrorist training and made suicide videos before returning to build a bomb.
The men were under surveillance as part of an “intelligence led operation” by MI5 and the police as they discussed their plans, which were picked up by listening devices.
Two other men allegedly helped raise £12,000 by collecting for charities which was said to be used for the purposes of planning their attacks. A sixth man was accused of failing to inform police. As the men made their first appearance in court, Deborah Walsh, prosecuting, said: “The terrorist ideology behind these offences is to commit mass murder in the UK.” Read the rest of this entry »
(according to the BBC, other mainstream media and the political élites anyway).
Unicorns spotted at Wembley Arena: a useful reminder that sometimes, it’s what you don’t say that’s important:
Thousands of Muslims attended a peace conference in London which condemned terrorism, organisers say. Islamic group Minhaj-ul-Quran said that more than 12,000 Muslims gathered at Wembley Arena for its Peace for Humanity Conference.
The conference launched a campaign to get one million people to sign an online declaration of peace by 2012.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri says the anti-terror rally would send a message that 10 years of extremist activity should end. Read the rest of this entry »
Some good news from the battle lines, for a change:
Nine Telford men alleged to have been involved in sexual exploitation and child prostitution are to face a series of fresh trials.
The men, arrested in connection with the police investigation, Operation Chalice, appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court [in the English Midlands - Ed.] today.
They had been ordered to appear before the court after the collapse of an earlier trial at Stafford on legal grounds.
Mrs Deborah Gould, prosecuting, told the court that the defendants in the case would now face a series of separate trials.
The defendants include Mubarek Ali, 28, of Regent Street, Wellington; Ahdel Ali, 23, of Regent Street, Wellington; Mohammed Sultan, 24, of Victoria Avenue, Wellington; Tanveer Ahmed, 39, of Urban Gardens, Wellington; Marhoof Khan, 33, of Caradoc Flats, Wellington; Noshad Hussain, 21, of Regent Street, Wellington; Mohammed Choudry, 52, of Solway Drive, Sutton Hill, Telford; Mohammed Yunis, 59, of Kingsland, Arleston; and Abdul Rouf, 33, of Kingsland, Arleston.
Mrs Gould, prosecuting, said provisional charges had been drawn up in relation to the defendants. Read the rest of this entry »
… 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..
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