Six British born Muslims were sentenced to as much as 19 years and six months in prison for plotting to attack a rally of the English Defence League in the northern England city of Dewsbury.The men, Omar Khan, Jewel Uddin, Mohammed Hasseen, Mohammed Saud, Zohaib Ahmed and Anzal Hussain from Birmingham, took weapons, including a home-made bomb filled with nails and ball-bearings to an EDL rally a year ago with the intention of causing mass murder.
For once British justice has prevailed with a sentence for the Muslim terrorists fitting of the crime committed. Their twisted minds were filled with hate to those who spoke out against the evil of Islam. The attackers response to the criticism was to act like Muslims have done through out the ages, in the way the Koran tells them and the way their Prophet Muhammed would of done….by violent means making them pay with blood. Despite failing in Dewsbury the Birmingham Islamofascists would of carried on trying until they had succeeded. The judge recognized that when passing sentence. Khan, Uddin and Ahmed were sentenced to 19 1/2 years in jail, while Hasseen, Hussain and Saud received sentences of 18 years and nine months.
The Islamic scum even had the audacity to shout “Allah Akbar(is great)” when being taken down to the cells. They will have plenty of time to see how great their blood thirsty Allah is now.While the filth rot away in prison for the next decade at least.
Islamic extremists who plotted to kill EDL members at rally are jailed for up to 19 years each as judge blames ‘freely available material’ for their radicalisation
- Al Qaeda-inspired cell plotted attack Armed Forces Day rally in Yorkshire
- Found with weapons including nail bombs, machetes, sawn-off shotguns
- Cries of ‘God save the Queen’ from EDL supporters in public gallery
- As the terrorists were led away they responded with chant of ‘Allahu Akbar’
By AMANDA WILLIAMS
PUBLISHED: 12:07, 10 June 2013 | UPDATED: 12:52, 10 June 2013
Six Islamic extremists who planned to spark ‘a tit-for-tat spiral of violence and terror’ with an attack on an EDL rally have today been jailed for up to 19-and-a-half years.
The Al Qaeda-inspired cell were plotting to attack an Armed Forces Day rally in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, with weapons including nail bombs, machetes and sawn-off shotguns
Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC told the men: ‘How was it that you became involved in a crime of this gravity?
‘At least part of the answer to that question must come in the tide of apparently freely available extremist material in which most of you had immersed yourselves.’
Scores would have been seriously injured and even killed in the atrocity.
But the gang were foiled when the EDL protest finished earlier than expected.
They went for fish and chips before heading home with their cache of weapons and a series of chilling notes that warned: ‘We love death more than you love life.’
The gang had been radicalised by Al Qaeda internet propaganda and hundreds of terror manuals were found on their computers.
They had even tried to build a pipe bomb for their attack using an infamous ‘recipe’ entitled ‘Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom’.
Police had no intelligence on the plan and only caught the plotters by ‘pure chance’ when one of their cars was stopped for being uninsured.
One of the would-be bombers had got a single digit wrong when applying for a policy.
Omar Khan, 28, Jewel Uddin, 27, Mohammed Hasseen, 24, Mohammed Saud, 23, Zohaib Ahmed, 22, and Anzal Hussain, 25, all admitted their part in the plot.
The Common Serjeant of London, Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC, handed them extended sentences after telling them posed a serious risk to the public.
Khan, Uddin and Ahmed were jailed for 19-and-a-half years with an extended licence period of five years, and the other three were given jail terms of 18 years and nine months and an extended licence period of five years.
Judge Hilliard said he had given ‘anxious consideration’ as to whether to jail the men for life, but by ‘a narrow margin’ could instead impose extended sentences.
These are used when there is a perceived ongoing risk of danger to the public.
The six defendants received a reduction of a quarter in their jail terms for pleading guilty before a trial was due to start.
They will only be considered for release on licence after serving two-thirds of their sentences behind bars.
Judge Hilliard told them: ‘Unlawful violence of any kind and foul and inflammatory insults of a racial nature targeted towards a particular racial group deserve at the least unequivocal condemnation whoever and whatever the source.
‘I acknowledge the unrest and enormous distress such behaviour gives rise to, but as a response more unlawful violence is not on the list of options.’
He added: ‘Providentially, the defendants had arrived too late to put their plan into effect.
‘There is however no reason to suppose that a further attempt would not have been made at some time in the future had they not been apprehended.
‘I regard it as inconceivable your resolve would have evaporated.’
The judge said of the extremist material viewed by the gang: ‘In this case it can only have served to reinforce the defendants’ resolve to behave in the hideous way planned.’
There were cries of ‘God save the Queen’ from EDL supporters in the public gallery as the terrorist were led away.
They responded with a chant of ‘Allahu Akbar’.
Hundreds of police officers were stationed outside the Old Bailey during the three-day sentencing hearing.
Around 50 EDL demonstrators staged a protest while leader Tommy Robinson – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – and his deputy Kevin Carroll were in the public gallery.
The gang of Islamic extremists had planned to target an EDL rally held in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, on June 30 last year.
Prosecutor Bobbie Cheema QC said: ‘They planned to execute a terrible vengeance on the EDL for what they perceived to be the EDL’s recent blasphemous words and actions against the prophet Mohammed and Islam.
‘Their plain and now admitted intention was to carry out a terrorist attack using a varied selection of offensive weapons – an improvised explosive device, two sawn-off shotguns, swords, machetes and knives.
‘The targets were members of the public attending an organised, lawful and policed rally in the town centre.’
She added: ‘There can be little doubt that a violent attack of the kind intended to be carried out would have been bound to draw a response in revenge from its target.
‘It would most likely have led to a tit-for-tat spiral of violence and terror. The defendants anticipated as much.
‘They set out their intentions in a chilling printed document dated June 30, of which they carried ten copies of Dewsbury.’
The document was headed ‘Operation: In defense of the prophet Muhammad’ and referred to the Queen as ‘the kafir female devil and her accursed Jubilee.’
The gang – except Hasseen – travelled from their homes in Birmingham to carry out the attack.
Khan and Uddin went in a Renault Laguna after loading the boot with weapons while Hussain, Saud and Ahmed followed behind in a Rover 25.
‘The plan was only averted because the rally finished earlier than expected and the crowd had dispersed by the time the defendants arrived,’ said Ms Cheema.
‘Although this particular attack was averted there is no reason to doubt that these six men would have pursued their aim of retaliation and proceeded to carry out their plans on a subsequent occasion.
‘Their plot was only discovered because the Renault Laguna vehicle carrying Omar Khan and Jewel Uddin was stopped by police by pure chance on their return journey to Birmingham.
‘It was impounded because it was not properly insured and when searched later it was found to contain a viable IED, as well as shotguns with ammunition, swords, knives and partial components for a pipe bomb.’
The IED was packed with 359 nails and 93 ball bearings and the stash also contained sharpened knives, a machete, a Samurai sword and two sawn-off shotguns.
Also uncovered were ten copies of a note addressed to the ‘English Drunkards League’.
The letters, discovered after the plan was aborted, reads: ‘O enemies of Allah! We have heard and seen you openly insulting the final messenger of Allah.
‘You should know that for every action there is a reaction. Today is a day of retaliation (especially) for your blasphemy of Allah and his messenger Muhammad.
‘We love death more than you love life. The penalty for blasphemy of Allah and his messenger Muhammad is death.
‘What we did today was a direct retaliation of your insulting the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and also in retaliation of your crusade against Islam/Muslims on a global scale.
‘It is of the greatest honour for us to do what we did and we all call upon the Muslim youth to rise up and defend the honour of Allah and his messenger.’
The gang were arrested and searches of their homes revealed stashes of extremist literature and recordings, including speeches by hate preacher Anwar al Awlaki.
The former head of Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, he masterminded the failed plot to send bombs disguised as printer cartridges to US synagogues on cargo planes.
He was killed by a drone strike in 2011.
The stash included copies of the Al Qaida magazine Inspire, founded by Awlaki and containing bomb-making instructions.
In one recording of an Islamic lecturer, the speaker can he heard to say: ‘Oh God, please blow me up.’
Khan even kept a secret jihad diary in his room, which was inscribed: ‘This belongs to Omar Khan so don’t touch.’
Ahmed had been released on bail by Westminster Magistrates’ Court just eight days before the planned attack.
He had been arrested for possessing a copy of Inspire magazine and a second document entitled The Explosives Course.
He subsequently admitted possessing information useful to a terrorist and is currently serving a 14-month jail term.
Insurance documents suggested the gang had also planned to visit another EDL demonstration in Rochdale on June 9 to gather information about the group and the police’s tactics.
Uddin was linked to the 11-man Birmingham terror cell jailed in April this year for plotting to detonate bombs across the UK.
He regularly played football with members of the terror cell led by would-be mass murderers Irfan Naseer and Irfan Khalid, who were secretly taped by police promising ‘another 9/11’.
But lawyers for the EDL gang claimed their plot was less sophisticated and had been doomed to fail.