Muslims Planned On Creating Islamic State in Scotland
Several of captured documents reveal that a group of Muslim youths on trial this week in London were planning an Islamic State in Scotland before their arrest.
The Herald and Religion of Peace reported:
Two Muslims supporters of “violent jihad” discussed setting up a secret Islamic state in a remote part of Scotland, a court heard today.
Away from the prying eyes of the authorities, it would provide a safe haven for those who felt “oppressed”, jurors were told.
It would also be run according to Sharia law and eventually be used as a base to “discreetly train” for attacks against non-believers.
The only drawback Aabid Khan allegedly identified was the availability of weapons.
London’s Blackfriars Crown Court heard the online exchange was part of a “mass” of allegedly incriminating material found by police during a series of swoops in Bradford and London two years ago.
Khan, 23, of Otley Road, Undercliffe, Bradford, West Yorkshire, was the first to be arrested and was detained by police at Manchester airport on his return from Pakistan.
His “close friend” and the man he was talking to about the secret Muslim state, was Sultan Muhammad, also 23, of nearby Hanover Square, Manningham.
Jurors heard he went on the run after learning Khan had been detained, and fled to London where he was caught shortly afterwards.
Also in the dock is Ahmed Sulieman, 30, from Woolwich, south-east London, who he allegedly hoped could provide him a hiding place, and Hammaad Munshi, now 18 but then a 16-year-old schoolboy, from Saville Town, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
Western Resistance wrote more on this case when the two were arrested back in 2006.