Anti-EDL Bomb Could Have Sparked ‘Spiral of Terror’

BBC News, June 6, 2013

Six men who planned a terror attack on an English Defence League rally could have sparked a “spiral of violence and terror”, a court has heard.

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The plot failed when the men arrived at the event last June two hours too late.

Omar Mohammed Khan, Mohammed Hasseen, Anzal Hussain, Mohammed Saud, Zohaib Ahmed and Jewel Uddin, all from the West Midlands, were in court at the start of a two-day sentencing hearing.

They have already been warned to expect “significant” time in jail.

Five of the six would-be attackers were caught by chance when traffic police stopped their uninsured car–after they had turned back to head home because the EDL rally in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire had finished early.

Police who later searched the car found it contained weapons, an 18in nail bomb and a partially-assembled pipe bomb. The men had also printed a leaflet described in court as “chilling” which called the Queen a “female devil” and outlined their motivation for the attack.

The message said they planned to kill EDL members in retaliation for their “blasphemy”, although in pre-sentence statements the men said they intended only to cause minor injuries and frighten them.

The Old Bailey heard the planned attack could have had repercussions for community relations that would have been still reverberating today.

Had it gone ahead it would have been “bound to draw a response in revenge from its target and those who sympathise with the EDL”, prosecutor Bobbie Cheema QC told the court, adding it “would most likely led to a tit-for-tat spiral of violence and terror”.

Police and security services had no intelligence about the planned attack, although one of the plotters, Jewel Uddin, was under surveillance in relation to another terror plan.

He was an associate of another group of Birmingham-based Islamists who were jailed after planning their own terror attack.

Uddin was under partial counter-terrorism surveillance and, five days before the aborted EDL attack, was seen by a surveillance officer with fellow plotter Omar Khan buying some of the knives eventually found in the car boot.

A second member of the group, Ahmed, had been separately charged with possession of jihadist magazines that included bomb-making instructions. He was on bail at the time of the failed bombing.

Five of the men were from Birmingham – Uddin, 27, Khan, 28, Ahmed, 22, Hasseen, 23 and Hussain, 24. One, Saud, 22, was from nearby Smethwick.

Prosecutors said Hasseen, who was not in the car on the day the other men were stopped, was the most “ideologically committed” of the group.

He was found to have 859 files containing extreme material.

The Old Bailey heard that the men met the day before the botched attack at an Islamic fitness centre in Birmingham where Hussain worked and five of the six were members.

Graffiti

There was a large police presence outside court as around 40 EDL supporters gathered for the start of the sentencing.

EDL leader Tommy Robinson, who claimed he was the target of the attack, briefly appeared in the public gallery with deputy Kevin Carroll before leaving to join other supporters in a nearby pub, BBC correspondent Dominic Casciani said.

The sentencing comes as police investigate the destruction of a Somali community centre in north London which was daubed with graffiti saying “EDL” and destroyed by fire.

Counter-terrorism police are investigating the blaze which follows a reported rise in attacks against Muslims since the killing of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last month.

The EDL have held a series of protests since Drummer Rigby’s death, including one near his barracks on the night he was killed.

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  • You gotta love the way the BBC and Official Britain slant this. The sin isn’t in the fact that six non-white Muslims were a two-hour timing error from committing an actual terrorist attack. No, the real sin is that the EDL would have reacted in disgust.

  • libertarian1234

    Wouldn’t the BBC love for its viewers to believe it is the EDL “extremists” themselves who are at fault for bringing on any violence that occurs, oblivious to the fact that these people were out primarily to commit acts of terror against the English and England?

    And isn’t it the BBC who downplays Muslim extremism and encourages Muslim immigration, which has caused a relatively peaceful nation to become torn apart by multiculturalism, in effect supporting the importation of crime, poverty, terrorism, and societal chaos?

    • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

      Pat Buchanan to your point:

      “What is the peril into which America and the West are drifting? Ties of race, religion, ethnicity and culture are the prevailing winds among mankind and are tearing apart countries and continents. And as we bring in people from all over the world, they are not leaving all of their old allegiances and animosities behind. Many carry them, if at times dormant, within their hearts.” (“Woolwich Slaughter—Will the West Wake Up?” May 23)

  • Obama and Biden have jobs waiting for them at the BBC when they are done &*%$& up this country.

  • The__Bobster

    The plot failed when the men arrived at the event last June two hours too late.
    __________

    They must’ve still been on MST (Muzzie Standard Time).

  • The__Bobster

    The message said they planned to kill EDL members in retaliation for their “blasphemy”, although in pre-sentence statements the men said they intended only to cause minor injuries and frighten them.
    _________

    So saying the wrong thing can get you killed? The libtards are waiting for the day when they can obtain the same right.

  • The__Bobster

    Once again, why are these bearded things still in the UK? Are they useful for anything at all? How can anyone justify their presence?

    • watling

      They’re here because they’re expected to vote Labour. During its 13 year reign of destruction the treacherous Labour Party, having abandoned its core white working class voters, imported a new class of voter from the darkest, foulest and most dis-functional recesses of the third world. Labour didn’t actually deem it necessary to tell the people of the UK what they were up to, though.

  • Offend them? I’d like to moderate them, but nobody worries about my feelings being hurt.

  • Spartacus

    “The Old Bailey heard the planned attack could have had repercussions
    for community relations that would have been still reverberating today.

    Had it gone ahead it would have been “bound to draw a response in
    revenge from its target and those who sympathise with the EDL”,
    prosecutor Bobbie Cheema QC told the court, adding it “would most likely
    led to a tit-for-tat spiral of violence and terror”.

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    So, let me get this straight – some muslim dark-skins wanted to blow up some white people, and the retards at BBC are happy it didn’t happen because… It might’ve meant other muslim dark-skins might’ve gotten hurt. I hate the mainstream media…

  • ViktorNN

    Greece, Netherlands, France, Sweden, the UK – the conflict between white Europeans and Muslims has definitely begun, and is heating up.

    The problem that popular resistance groups like the EDL face is that Western govts have practically perfected the art of infiltration and surveillance. From an armchair point of view, this seems to suggest at least 2 possibiiities – that resistance groups will have to wait until state security is somehow weakened, perhaps through economic collapse, or, that such groups should start infiltrating state security. We need pro-whites in the police and military. Something for younger readers to consider…

  • Jotun Hunter

    so the goat-feelers only intended to ‘scare and lightly injure the EDL crowd’ – what kind of effeminate jewish lawyer-speak is this? who could hear such a plea with a straight face?

  • Greg Thomas

    Why are these rats in Britain to begin with?

  • mobilebay

    A real bunch of beauties! What was the blasphemy? Did someone say, “Good morning,” to them?

  • Romulus

    Amen brother, can i add to your list? Alaric,verson getorix, charles,peter,and alexander the greats. Charlemagne, ragnar lothbrok,harold the bluetooth,napoleon, leonidas, j. Ceaser,octavian,marcus aurelius,william wallace,prince vlad, king sobieski,justinian,clovis,rommel,patton,mcarthur,mclellan,r.e.lee,schwatrzkopf, cu’ cullaine,brian boru,Arthur,Alfred, victoria,boudicca,cortez,balboa,pizarro.

  • Romulus

    What do you think of my selections?

  • watling

    Alternatively all the the people of the UK need do is vote for political parties that will stop immigration and crack down on the existing Islamic hordes.

  • AllSeeingEyeSpy

    “That’s a primary rule about living in a diverse society with muslims. We must be careful not to say or do anything that might offend muslims. The safety and well-being of everyone else are of no importance”.

    AmRener’s should be proud. We went an entire article without revealing our (most of ours, depending on where we live) literal obsession with blacks. Your comment, about ‘muslims’ might as well have been about blacks. . . . . It would actually make more sense if you had said blacks. 11

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  • Bobbala

    Star Wars (1977)
    [R2-D2 and Chewbacca are playing the holographic game aboard the Millennium Falcon]
    Chewbacca: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh!
    C-3PO: He made a fair move. Screaming about it can’t help you.
    Han Solo: Let him have it. It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee.
    C-3PO: But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
    Han Solo: That’s ’cause droids don’t pull people’s arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.
    Chewbacca: Grrf.
    C-3PO: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.

  • Romulus

    Rommel is not exactly the monster historians make him out to be. I believe he colluded in a plot to oust derfuhrer. I was trying to cover the spectrum of Europe and Americas greatest warriors. Your right,though, can’t believe I forgot King Richard. Alfred too!?.. Perhaps.

  • Major

    “would most likely led to a tit-for-tat spiral of violence and terror”.

    One would only hope that they succeed and start mopping up the muzzies wherever they find them…the Brits have certainly tried and now have had enough of these savaages.

  • Paleoconn

    I see pictures like this and wonder if I’m reading an anthropology magazine.

    Zionist shills EDL vs. Islamists. I can’t say I have a dog in that fight.

  • I think the establishment woud Love a White / Nationalist backlash, Let’s not fall into their Trap, instead of building bombs, let’s put our talents to use waking up more people, more and more are waking up to the demographic catastophe. Bombs will only give the state the excuse for more totalitarianism, We can buy more time, by NOT going down this route, it’s a TRAP, and spending our time waking up more people, ensuring we are seen as peaceful and Law abiding, remember Ghandi.
    Demos should be orderly, disciplined. Sure, you can plan for the other stuff, it may well be necessary in the future, so plan and prepare, but do not carry out any attacks.
    If When that is necessary, we will need public support and that is what we should be spending our time doing now, as things get worse, Whites will quite naturally wake up in greater numbers, and we are still the Majority.

    Stand Down.