ISLAMISTS Sentenced in Great Britain – Planned Bomb Attack on Pro-England Rally (Video)
British Islamists were sentenced today for plotting to a massive attack on an English Defense League rally.
The EDL rally in Dewsbury last year that the defendents allegedly planned to attack. (Photograph: Russell Pollard/ Russell Pollard/Demotix/Corbis)
The Islamists were caught with shotguns, swords, knives, a nail bomb containing 458 pieces of shrapnel. The only reason the attack did not take place was because the rally ended early.
The Huffington Post reported:
EDL leader Tommy Robinson and a group of his supporters have gathered outside the Old Bailey to see “justice done” as six Islamic extremists face sentencing for planning a murderous attack on a rally.
Robinson was joined by his deputy, Kevin Carroll, and around 30 other EDL supporters who mingled in a pub nearby, while others stood outside.
The EDL leader went into the public gallery of Court 12 for the beginning of the hearing. He stared into the dock and appeared to smirk as he was leaving.
Dozens of officers from the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police also patrolled outside the Old Bailey.
The men in court, who have already been warned that they face “significant custody”, only failed in their deadly plan because the gathering in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, last summer finished earlier than expected.
Jewel Uddin, 27, Omar Mohammed Khan, 31, Mohammed Hasseen, 24, Anzal Hussain, 25, Mohammed Saud, 23, and Zohaib Ahmed, 22, all from Birmingham were all due to learn their fate at the court on Thursday.
All of the men except Hasseen travelled to the rally armed with two shotguns, swords, knives, a nail bomb containing 458 pieces of shrapnel, and a partially assembled pipe bomb, ready to cause mass injuries and deaths.
The nail bomb was an 18-inch (46cm) long rocket which was stuffed with shrapnel and was to be powered by explosives taken from at least two large fireworks.
Police and security services had no intelligence about the planned attack on June 30 last year, although Uddin was under surveillance in relation to another terrorist plan.
Ahmed was also on bail for possession of terrorist documents at the time of the plot.
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