Failed suicide bomber gets 18 years
Quite ridiculous. The poor fellow needs to be treated in a mental institution. A miscarriage of justice. And the guys who made him do it are allowed to get away? No further investigation?Â Pathetic!
Home Secretary Jacqui SmithÂ cuts the mustard:
“We need to work together to prevent people, especially young people, getting drawn into illegal activities.”
Reilly came from a “loving and fairly normal family unit” but was “seduced” by a cause he “wrongly and almost fatally interpreted and probably never understood”, said the judge.
Al BeBeeCeera sure makes your heart bleed, doesn’t it? More
* Â London judges are looking for more sophisticated suicide bombers:
“Unfortunately those who attempt to commit suicide and in doing so murder other people are almost invariably unsophisticated in many aspects.”
A little concerned about this case – because the guy was retarded – and was preyed upon by these Islamic guys who I think are the real villains.
Here is a guy who used to visit an internet cafe and need help with using the internet – then he builds a bomb by himself ?? The guy at the internet cafe used to help him – then all of a sudden he started to get help from these two Islamic guys – next thing he’s got a bomb strapped to himself – in a restaurant!
Someone has gone free in this trail that shouldn’t be free!!Â
A Muslim convert who injured himself in a failed suicide attack on a restaurant in Britain was jailed for life on Friday, and ordered to spend at least 18 years behind bars.
Nicky Reilly, 22, accidentally set off a home-made nail bomb in a toilet cubicle as he prepared to target more than 30 diners and staff in a restaurant in Exeter, southwest England.
Described during his trial as the “least cunning” person ever to have been charged with terrorism, Reilly injured only himself in the blast in May last year.
Reilly, who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome and has learning difficulties, had pleaded guilty to attempted murder and preparing an act of terrorism.
Sentencing him at the Old Bailey in London, Judge Justice David Calvert-Smith said the offence was made worse “by the fact that it was long-planned, that it had multiple intended victims and was intended to terrorise the population of this country”.
“It was sheer luck or chance that it did not succeed in its objectives.”
The court heard that Reilly decided to carry out his attack on the Giraffe restaurant after being radicalised and encouraged by extremists on the Internet.
He had intended to charge out into the busy dining area holding three bottles filled with caustic soda, kerosene, and nails, to his stomach.
But he became stuck in the toilet as he prepared the blast, allowing one of the bottles to explode before he could leave the cubicle, causing serious injuries to his face.