A British jury ruling clearly communicates to British Jihadists – we won’t convict you for planning attacks on jets headed towards the United States, but we will convict you if you plot attacks on the United Kingdom homeland. This will be interpreted as an open offer of a “covenant of security” to Islamic supremacists.
UK: “Young married father” found guilty of plotting to kill hundreds
The fact that he is a “young married father” is the most important thing about him, of course, and elucidates why he undertook this plot. What’s that? Jihad violence in the name of Islam? What are you, some kind of Islamophobe?
“Terror mastermind Abdulla Ahmed Ali guilty of bombing plot,” by Nico Hines for theÂ Times, September 8 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):
A young married father was found guilty today of conspiring to kill hundreds of members of the public in a terrorist bombing campaign.Abdulla Ahmed Ali planned to detonate homemade liquid bombs in attacks on British targets, including at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3.
Two other men were found guilty of conspiracy to murder. One of the defendants was found not guilty and the jury was unable to reach a verdict for four other men on trial.
But embarrassingly for counter-terrorism police, the jury rejected the main charge made against the men that there was a plot to cause a series of explosions on airliners to rival the 9/11 attacks.
Police claimed that the men were planning to use an unusual hydrogen peroxide liquid bomb disguised in soft drink bottles. The case led to the security procedures which have prevented thousands of holidaymakers carrying containers of liquid onto aircraft since 2006.
Ali, 27, was the leader of an east London al-Qaeda-inspired terror cell, a jury at Woolwich Crown Court found. He and his co-defendants, Assad Sarwar, 28, and Tanvir Hussain, 27, admitted plotting a series of small-scale headline-grabbing bomb attacks. But the jury rejected Ali’s claims he did not plan to kill or hurt anyone in the blasts. It also failed to reach verdicts on Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Waheed Khan, Waheed Zaman and Umar Islam. An eighth man, Mohammed Gulzar, was found not guilty on all counts.
The jury of eight men and four women had been deliberating for more than 50 hours at the end of a trial which began in April.
Police said the plot was drawn up in Pakistan with detailed instructions passed to Ali during frequent trips to its lawless border region with Afghanistan….
UK ruling continued:
Americans need to understand that two years after British JihadistsÂ plottedÂ to attack transatlantic jets with liquid bombs headed to destinations such as New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, and San Francisco – British jurors have essentially found such British Jihadists “not guilty” of such plots.
“In what would have been the worst terrorist atrocity since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US, the eight defendants planned to kill hundreds and possibly thousands of [airline] passengers ‘all in the name of Islam,’ it is alleged. The plotters were allegedly ‘almost ready’ to carry out their plans to detonate liquid explosives on board at least seven flights from Heathrow to the US and Canada. Their plans were allegedly so advanced that they had drawn up details of specific flights to be targeted and bought the components needed to make hydrogen peroxide bombs disguised as soft drinks such as Lucozade and Oasis.”
But the British jury was only concerned about other plots to attack British facilities in their homeland. This troubling news story that a British jury was unconvinced about this mass-casualty plot to kill thousands in flights headed to America will undoubtedly get little coverage by the mainstream media.
Americans should not be surprised by this British jury verdict. Two years ago, in my August 16, 2006 articleÂ “How The Road To Terror Leads Back To London,”Â I pointed to multiple British news reports that quoted Britons and British Muslims that believed that the transatlantic airline plot was“make-believe,”Â “propaganda,”Â aÂ “cover-up because of what’s going on in Lebanon,”Â aÂ “lie,”Â and ahoax.Â
Four British Jihadists involved in the transatlantic jet plot, Umar Islam, Waheed Zaman, Ibrahim Savant, and Arafat Waheed Khan, admitted to merely “conspiring to cause a public nuisance.” One individual, Mohammed Gulzar, was found not guilty on all counts.
British Jihadist Umar Islam, whose “martyr video” specificallyÂ calledÂ for Jihad and “revenge” against the “USA,” was not convicted of conspiracy to murder. Umar Islam explained that “[w]e are doing this in order to gain the pleasure of our Lord and Allah loves us to die and kill in his path.”
British Jihadist Waheed Zaman, whoÂ statedÂ that after such attacks “America… [should] have no cause for complaint…” becauseÂ America deserved such punishment, was not convicted of conspiracy to murder.
British Jihadist Ibrahim Savant, whoÂ vowedÂ that he “participate[s] within this blessed raid for – upon the enemies of blessed Islam,” was not convicted of conspiracy to murder.
British Jihadist Arafat Waheed Khan, whoÂ promisedÂ that “[w]e will rain upon you such a terror and destruction that you will never feel peace and security.. [and that] there will be floods of martyrdom operations and bombs falling through your lands,” was not convicted of conspiracy to murder.
In myÂ August 31, 2008 article, I addressed the growing problem of British Islamic supremacism and its impact on American national security and American counterterrorism tactics. This September 8 ruling demonstrates again how serious that the United KingdomÂ remainsÂ as a security threat to the American homeland.Â
Perhaps thisÂ September 8 jury rulingÂ will finally wake up Americans that British priorities are not ours:
— three major British Jihadist plots / attempts for mass casualty terrorism on or impacting the American homeland (April 2001,Â December 2001,Â August 2006)
— theÂ continuingÂ useÂ of the UK as aÂ baseÂ by Islamic supremacists
–Â repeatedÂ reportsÂ of the UK’s historical “covenant of security” with Islamic supremacists
— UK Security Minister WestÂ callsÂ for talks with Al-Qaeda and UK Defense Secretary Browne’scallsÂ for talks with the Taliban
— British JihadistsÂ openly praisingÂ 9/11 attackers
Now, a British jury ruling clearly communicates to British Jihadists – we won’t convict you for planning attacks on jets headed towards the United States, but we will convict you if you plot attacks on theÂ United Kingdom homeland. This will be interpreted as an open offer of a “covenant of security” to Islamic supremacists.
Three days before theÂ 9/11 anniversary, this is an unambiguous signal regarding British attitudes regarding American security.
Perhaps it is past time for Americans to wake up and realize that a nation whereÂ Osama Bin Laden sought to liveÂ is not going to have American national security interests as their priority. In June 2008, theÂ Daily Telegraph reportedÂ that a plurality of Britons viewed America as a “force for evil.”
TheÂ September 8, 2008 decisionÂ by the British jury on the British Jihadists behind the transatlantic jet plot has sent a very clear and inescapable message to America when it comes to punishing Jihadists that would seek to threaten America: “America, Drop Dead.”
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