Arab News: 'Jihad Terror is just an Islamic PR Problem'

UK Plotters Made Martyrdom Videos

Mushtak Parker, Arab News

LONDON, 5 April 2008 — An eight-member gang of British Muslims, accused among other things of plotting to blow up passenger planes mid-air en route to destinations in the United States and Canada, compiled a target list of “limitless ambition” and recorded chilling martyrdom videos warning of a reign of terror attacks against Britons and Jews, in revenge for their actions as accomplices of America, a court in London heard yesterday.

Unfortunately, the trial once again catapulted the specter of so-called “Islamist terrorism” to the front pages of British newspapers and TV and radio bulletins. “Suicide Gang’s Terror War Without Limit” — the headline in last night’s London Evening Standard — was one of the more sober ones.

In the dock at Woolwich Crown Court are: Abdullah Ahmed Ali (also known as Ahmed Ali Khan), 27, of Walthamstow; Assad Sarwar, 24, of High Wycombe; Tanvir Hussain, 27, of Leyton; Mohammed Gulzar, 26, of Barking; Ibrahim Savant, 27, of Stoke Newington; Arafat Waheed Khan, 26, of Walthamstow; Waheed Zaman, 23, of Walthamstow; and Umar Islam (formerly Brian Young), 29, of Plaistow. All of the men are British born and bred.

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Here’s some background:

Jet plot jihadists made “martyrdom” videos: “We will take our revenge and anger, ripping amongst your people and scattering the people … decorating the streets”



From Atlas



A document about an Islamic ruling on the permissibility of self-sacrifice, including suicide and martyrdom, was also found on the memory stick, prosecutors said.


Jihad: Fun for the whole family!

“Mummy, daddy: watch me grow blow…”

British Muslims Wanted to Take Families on Suicide Missions


Members of a British Muslim terrorist cell discussed taking their wives and children on suicide missions to blow up transatlantic jets, a jury heard yesterday.
The ringleader, Abdulla Ahmed Ali, was bugged by police talking about whether to bring his baby son but said his wife “would not agree to it”.

Umar Islam, however, said his wife might join the plot if it were a “significant operation”.

Six of the eight-strong gang each made “chilling” suicide videos expressing the desire to wreak “death and destruction” against the West and “Kuffar”, or non-believers.

They were intended to serve as taunts from beyond the grave if their horrifying plot had succeeded, it was claimed.




“The horizon of Sarwar’s terrorist ambition, we say, was limitless,” Wright said. 

UK jihadist hoped to strike nuclear plants 


5 thoughts on “Arab News: 'Jihad Terror is just an Islamic PR Problem'”

  1. Another bunch of stupid losers who “just happen to be” Muslim and “just happen to misunderstand” their “peaceful religion”.

    Garbage… (the above ideas, and the above humans)


    The idiots in government who permit this are as much garbage-humans as these would-be murderers are. Possibly more; they’ve been exposed to the values of the West and have totally abandoned those values and their responsibilities to the citizens of their countries.

  2. Those dudes are some butt-ugly guys. I think that they planned jihad because they were unsuccessful with women.

  3. “The horizon of Sarwar’s terrorist ambition, we say, was limitless,” Wright said.

    This information should condemn a jihadist to execution, or at least life at hard labor with absolutely no possibility of parole. There is no rehabilitation for someone that hell bent on murder and mayhem.

  4. This is not “Jihad” in any form. Jihad is a word which reffers to “effort”. It is not a holy war or murder. Jihad has four kinds which start by making effort to correct oneself and keep away from wrong behaviour “mujahadat al nafs”, second is making effort against satans sinful thoughts that he whispers “Jihad al shaytan”, third is making effort to spread islam belifes among non muslims “Jihad al kofar”, forth and last is making effort against those who pretend to be muslims “Jihad al monafigen”.
    The third kind is achived not by fighting only. It is achieved first and foremost by heart, speach. Killing people who are safe at home, never even thought of carrying a weapon, is not jihad it is just terrorism.
    This is not a war zone and even in war zones islams morals during war time preserves life regardless of its race, religion or type. Muhammad PBUH said to his commanders not to cut a tree, hurt a child, woman or old people and to fight only those who fought them. And when facing the enemy to give them two choices before going to war with them, convert to islam or make a truce.
    I for one and many more like me are sorry for these acts and pray that no further acts like so are carried against any human being.
    from saudi arabia
    Sultan abdullah

  5. Sure Abdullah.

    Perhaps you should educate your co-religionists who misunderstand Islam, not the kuffars who read this website.

    Because we see see jihad for what it is, and we don’t like it one bit. As a matter of fact, we reject Islam and we don’t like jihad at all, because we believe in human rights for all and that women have equal rights to men. We believe the Koran is a dirty book that mandates warfare against the non-muslim, and we can’t have any more of it.

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