Another instance of jihadists targeting civilians, but this time only a jihadist died. Another was tried and convicted.
LONDON (Reuters) – An Iraqi doctor was convicted on Tuesday of a plot to commit “wholesale” murder by carrying out bomb attacks last year outside a nightclub in central London and at a packed Scottish airport a day later.
Bilal Abdulla, 29, was part of a small Islamist cell that planned a series of spectacular bombings but turned to a dramatic suicide ram-raid attack on Glasgow Airport when their initial plans failed.
Abdulla, along with accomplice Kafeel Ahmed, had wanted to punish the British people for their country’s perceived persecution of Palestinian Muslims and those in Afghanistan and Iraq, Woolwich Crown Court was told.
Prosecutor Jonathan Laidlaw said the men wanted to commit murder on an “indiscriminate and wholesale scale.” Their plans only failed because of a mixture of good fortune and technical mistakes which meant the devices didn’t explode.
Abdulla was found guilty of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosions. His co-accused Jordanian doctor Mohammed Asha, 28, who was accused of providing guidance and funding for the attacks, was cleared of the same charges.
Abdulla will be sentenced at a later stage. Ahmed, an Indian engineer, died of wounds sustained in the attack on Glasgow airport and was not on trial.
In the London attacks, two Mercedes cars packed with gas canisters, fuel containers and nails were driven down from Scotland and left in the busy West End area of the capital in the early hours of June 29, 2007.
One was parked outside Tiger Tiger, a nightclub packed with more than 550 revellers near Piccadilly Circus, while the second was left nearby close to a night bus stop. Continued…
I wonder how the leftard liberals will try and spin this one. The poverty forced him into jihad goes out the window first, since this haji was an MD. Oppression? Hmmm, he lived in the UK, and worked in a hospital, so that one is far-fetched at best. Oh wait, I got it!! It is Bush’s fault! Had Bush left Saddam to his devices to torture, maim, and kill Iraqis, this dumbass would not have been compelled to blow up a nightclub and an airport terminal. The old BDS argument wins everytime, in the libtard mind.
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