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Six Men Charged With Terror Offences - SKY NEWS ^ | 6:18am UK, Monday September 26, 2011 | David Crabtree, Midlands Correspondent

Posted on 09/25/2011 11:24:01 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "A seventh man, aged 20, was arrested on Thursday and continues to be questioned."

SNIPPET: "Irfan Nasser, 30, from Sparkhill, and Irfan Khalid, 26, from Sparkbrook, are accused of travelling to Pakistan for terrorism training, including bomb making, and weapons and poison making; as well making a martyrdom video and planning a bombing campaign.

Ashik Ali, 26, from Balsall Heath, and Rahi Ahmed, 25, from Moseley, face charges related to planning a bombing campaign in the UK, including constructing a home-made explosive device for terrorist acts and stating an intention to be suicide bombers.

Two other suspects - Bahader Ali, 28, and Mohammed Rizwan, 32, both of Sparkbrook - were also charged with engaging in conduct in the preparation of terrorist acts.

Mr Ali also faces charges relating to terrorist fundraising."

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1 posted on 09/25/2011 11:24:06 PM PDT by Cindy
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Pakistan probably has dozens of these terrorist nests still in it. They are so hard to deal with that it took a decade to locate Osama bin Ladin right under their army’s nose.

2 posted on 09/25/2011 11:29:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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These are the guys they arrested last week...

3 posted on 09/26/2011 3:54:48 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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“These two are brothers. Meanwhile, the two Irfans, Nasser and Khalid, seem to have accrued the most charges:

i. Travelling to Pakistan for training in terrorism including bomb making, weapons and poison making.

ii. Making a martyrdom film.

iii. Planning a bombing campaign.

iv. Planning a suicide bombing campaign/event.

v. Collecting money for terrorism.

vi. Advising and counselling the commission of terrorist acts by providing information about training in Pakistan

vii. Advising, counselling on explosives and detonators.

viii. Being concerned in the purchase of components and chemicals for a home made explosive device.

ix. Construction of a home made explosive device for terrorist acts.

x. Being concerned in recruiting persons for terrorist training.

xi. Being concerned in recruiting persons for terrorist acts.

xii. Stating an intention to be a suicide bomber.”

4 posted on 09/26/2011 4:47:28 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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Sharia lawyers will rise to thier rescue...coming soon to a country near you...Stop the islamization of America.

5 posted on 09/26/2011 4:58:50 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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“UK terror sweep uncovers suicide bomb plot”

September 26, 2011

SNIPPET: “The status of the woman who was detained last week has not been disclosed. Last week, it was reported that the woman was being held under Terrorism Act 2000 for failing to disclose information relating to the plot.

Of the 14 homes searched by police, one belonged to Mohammed Irfan. In 2008, Irfan was sentenced to four years in prison for plotting to kidnap a British soldier and behead him “like a pig,” live on the Internet. He was released after serving less than two years and was not rearrested in connection with this case.

While the location of the training camp in Pakistan that was attended by Khalid and Nasser has not been disclosed, Western jihadists are known to train in the Mir Ali and Datta Khel areas in Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. And a jihadist who was set to become the head of the so-called Islamic Army of Great Britain, an al Qaeda branch, was killed by unmanned US strike aircraft in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan on Sept. 8, 2010 [see LWJ report, British, German jihadists involved in Europe plot killed in Predator strikes].

Abdul Jabbar, the short-lived leader of the Islamic Army of Great Britain, was said to have been present at a meeting attended by more than 300 jihadists, including members of al Qaeda and the Taliban, several months before he was killed. At that meeting, he was appointed the leader of the Islamic Army of Great Britain and was tasked with carrying out terror attacks in Britain, France, and Germany, using assault rifles and suicide vests.

Jabbar had earlier survived a drone strike on a militant training camp run by Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a commander allied with the Haqqani Network, an Afghan Taliban faction considered one of the most effective forces battling Western troops in Afghanistan.”

6 posted on 09/26/2011 2:00:30 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: Photos at link.

“British ‘terror gang boasted about hitting David Cameron’

A British Muslim terror cell boasted about “hitting” David Cameron, his friends and other non-believers in the “land of Satan”.”

By Tom Whitehead, Security Editor2:51PM BST 26 Oct 2012

SNIPPET: “The al-Qaeda inspired group, from Birmingham, is accused of planning a suicide bombing campaign by exploding eight rucksacks packed with explosives in public places.”

SNIPPET: “Khalid, 31, Irfan Naseer, 27, and Ashik Ali, 27, all unemployed from Birmingham, were among 12 people arrested and charged last year.”

SNIPPET: “The jury heard how Naseer and Khalid had made martyrdom videos while undergoing alleged terror training in Pakistan, to be released after their deaths.”

SNIPPET: “Naseer, also known as Chubbs, also talked about buying five AK47 assault rifles by borrowing £100,000 in loans, Brian Altman QC, prosecuting, said.

He also boasted how he could buy a grenade for £1,500 and a M16 assault rifle.”

7 posted on 10/28/2012 2:05:37 AM PDT by Cindy
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NOTE: Photos included.

SNIPPET: “Three would-be suicide bombers who plotted to carry out an attack to rival the 7 July and 9/11 atrocities have been found guilty of terrorism charges.

Irfan Naseer, 31, Irfan Khalid, 27, and Ashik Ali, 27, from Birmingham, were found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court of being “central figures” in the plan.

Jurors were told they planned to set off up to eight bombs in rucksacks, using timers to detonate the charges.”

SNIPPET: “The judge told the men they would all face life in prison when they were sentenced in April or May.”

SNIPPET: “Mr Justice Henriques told Naseer he had been convicted on “overwhelming evidence” and that he faced “a very long minimum term”.

He said: “You were seeking to recruit a team of somewhere between six and eight suicide bombers to carry out a spectacular bombing campaign, one which would create an anniversary along the lines of 7/7 or 9/11. It’s clear that you were planning a terrorist outrage in Birmingham.””

SNIPPET: “Nine men in all have been convicted as a result of the investigation.”

8 posted on 02/22/2013 1:31:31 AM PST by Cindy
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“More antisemitic terrorists convicted”
February 21st, 2013 by CST

SNIPPET: “Three Birmingham men, Irfan Naseer, 31, Irfan Khalid, 27, and Ashik Ali, 27, have been found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court of being “central figures” in a large scale terrorist plot.

CST welcomes the guilty verdict in this trial, but the terrorists’ suggestion of a gun attack against a synagogue, is yet another disturbing example of would-be antisemitic terrorism here in Britain.

This is the third recent case in which terrorists have contemplated British Jews amongst other UK targets, the others being an al-Qaeda plot of 2011 and the Stock Exchange plot of 2010. Worse still, it follows last year’s Khans case in which a marrried couple solely targeted the Jewish community of North Manchester.

(For details of the East African al-Qaeda plot of 2011, see here; and for details of the Stock Exchange plot of 2010, see here. For the Khans, see here and here.)

In Britain, terrorism threatens all of society. We are all at equal risk when using public places, such as transport hubs or famous buildings – but these cases demonstrate that British Jews face an additional level of threat, due to the sheer number of terrorists who regard Jews as amongst the priority targets for their actions. Last year’s dreadful attack against a Jewish school in Toulouse shows where this hatred can lead.”

9 posted on 02/22/2013 1:34:57 AM PST by Cindy
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For The Record - The IPT Blog

“Three Convicted in Massive British Terror Plot”

by John Rossomando
Feb 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

SNIPPET: “A court in Birmingham, England has convicted three men of plotting to carry out a suicide bombing campaign inspired by the late terrorist mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki.

Irfan Khalid, Ashik Ali and Irfan Naseer were radicalized by Awlaki’s lectures and by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazine, which regularly featured the terrorist mastermind’s articles prior to his death in a September 2011 drone strike.”

SNIPPET: “The trio experimented with making bombs using ammonium nitrate they removed from sports injury cold packs. Experts told the court they could have developed a viable improvised explosive device (IED) using their bomb-making recipe.

Such tactics resemble the sort of “Open Source Jihad” tactics advocated in Inspire that call for small groups or individual jihadists to make bombs and other weapons using readily available ingredients.”

SNIPPET: “Al-Awlaki has been tied to numerous other terror plots, including: Maj. Nidal Hasan and the Fort Hood shooting, Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab’s plot to blow up an airliner with a bomb in his underwear and Faisal Shahzad’s plot to blow up a truck in Times Square. The 9/11 Commission Report also stated he was tied to two of the 9/11 hijackers.

Although al-Awlaki might be gone his message lingers in his videos that are still for sale in Islamic bookstores and in more than 2,000 YouTube videos.”

10 posted on 02/22/2013 1:40:17 AM PST by Cindy
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Note : See the news release for sidebar info links, photos, & video.


NOTE The following text is a quote:

Guilty Verdict for Bomb Plotters

THREE MEN from Birmingham have been found guilty of plotting a bombing campaign intended to be bigger than the 7/7 London attacks.

Irfan Naseer aged 31, Irfan Khalid aged 27 and Ashik Ali also 27, planned to set off up to eight explosive devices in crowded areas, and posed as bogus charity collectors to raise money to fund their plans.

Naseer, from Doris Road, Sparkhill, and Khalid, from Timbers Way, Sparkbrook, were also found guilty of attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and Naseer with assisting four younger men to travel there after them.

All three will also face sentencing for trying to recruit others from Birmingham to join the plot which Khalid described as being “another 9-11”. Naseer talked of “spilling so much blood you’ll have nightmares for the rest of your lives.”

The convictions come at the end of a 14-week trial at Woolwich Crown Court. A jury of six men and six women returned unanimous verdicts, finding the defendants guilty of all 12 charges of engaging in conduct in preparation of acts of terrorism.

The judge, Mr Justice Henriques, told them all to expect life sentences with substantial minimum terms. Sentencing will take place at Woolwich Crown Court at a date yet to be set.

Detectives from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, who investigated what has been described as the largest terrorism investigation since the airlines bomb plot of 2006, said they did not believe the men had firmly decided on a target for their bombs. However, they were certain the aim was to cause mass deaths and casualties.

West Midlands Police Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale says: “No one should underestimate the seriousness of what these men were plotting.

“We had got them under close surveillance, which meant we were able to intervene at an early stage before there was any serious risk to public safety. But had they been able to continue with their plans, the consequences could have been worse than the London bombings of 2005.

“The link to training camps demonstrates the international dimension of the threat we continue to face, and is a stark reminder that there are still groups within our communities who are motivated to plan such acts.

“These three men - all Birmingham born and bred - thought nothing of stealing money given by local people to charities in order to fund their activities. And they went about recruiting other vulnerable individuals to join their criminal activities.

“We have had the cooperation and support of our communities throughout the investigation and we continue to call upon them to help us detect and prosecute the small minority of individuals who plot to harm innocent people.

“The numbers involved in terrorism are small but the potential impact they could have if successful is huge. “I would like to thank all my colleagues, including those at the Security Service and the Crown Prosecution Service, for their tremendous efforts.”


Bomb plot

During the lengthy trial the prosecution had described how the three were “central figures” in a wider case that includes a total of 11 men and one woman from Birmingham. Members of the group have been charged with a variety of terrorism offences. Six pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing with the remaining three, who have pleaded not guilty, due to go before a jury later this year.

In the weeks leading up to the verdict, the court heard that the defendants were proposing to explode up to eight rucksack bombs in a suicide attack and/or detonate bombs on timers in crowded areas in order to cause mass deaths and casualties. They also discussed using firearms.

Had they achieved their objectives, the scale could have been greater than the London bombings of 2005 which killed 52 and injured over 700.

The burnt note that was described in court as a ‘blueprint’ for a bomb. Police issued the picture with the instructions blanked out.
The three men all pleaded not guilty. From the witness box Naseer claimed that he was trying to counter rumours circulating in the community that he was a spy for the Pakistani intelligence services by claiming an affiliation to al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

The guilty trio were said to have been influenced by al-Qaeda and speeches given by the Yemen-based extremist preacher Anwar al-Awlaki. He was killed by a US drone attack shortly after the defendants were arrested in September 2011.

Pharmacy graduate Naseer and former security officer Khalid – both unemployed at the time of their arrests - had spent two separate periods at terrorist training camps between March 2009 and July 2011 – the second one known to have been in Waziristan. There they learned how to use weapons and poisons and make improvised explosive devices, with the intention of using their knowledge in the UK.

The court was also told that the pair had made martyrdom videos to be released by their training camp colleagues in Pakistan after they had carried out suicide attacks. This would most likely be as a result of placing bombs in rucksacks – some with timers for co-ordinated explosions.

The two shared their bomb-making knowledge with Ali, an unemployed former charity worker from Sparkbrook, shortly after they returned from their second training trip in July 2011. The court heard the group then set about recruiting others to help them carry out an attack.

Over the weekend 16, 17 and 18 September 2011, Naseer, Khalid and Ali began experimenting with chemicals to make homemade explosives at Ali’s one-bed council flat in White Street, Balsall Heath.

However, the ‘plotters’ had been under close surveillance by police and the Security Service and it was at this point officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit moved in to arrest them and put an end to their activities.

The defendants had been trying to develop an explosive device using the contents of a sports injury cold pack, had purchased a clock to be used as a timer and bought black curtains to try and shield their bomb making efforts.

The target and timing of the attack was not discovered by the authorities. However, the group was recorded on hidden surveillance devices discussing timescales of between a few months and up to two years.



Over the course of the trial the court listened to details of how money to finance these activities was raised through sham charity collections, where thousands of pounds intended for good causes ended up in the personal bank account of the group’s key fund-raiser, 26-year-old Rahin Ahmed, who has already pleaded guilty to the charges against him.

Irfan Naseer and Irfan Khalid were met at Birmingham Airport by Rahin Ahmed after their second trip to Pakistan for terrorism training.
The men used high visibility vests and collection buckets, bearing the logos of respected charity Muslim Aid, to collect around the Coventry Road and Stratford Road areas Birmingham during the period of Ramadan – a traditional time for charitable giving among Muslims.

However, most of the money never reached the good causes it was intended for. Instead, more than £14,000 was deposited in Ahmed’s personal account and was later transferred into a ‘Forex’ capital markets trading account in an attempt to boost the funds. Over £9,000 was subsequently lost due to bad investments. The gang also spent some of the money on a car. Muslim Aid received just £1,500.

The group also collected in the name of another charity - Madrasah-e-Ashraful Uloom – which received just £900.

Some of the money was intended to fund a local dawah centre – a type of ‘shop’ for those wanting to learn more about Islam. But this was to be a front and a place where the group could spread their extremist views and carry out their plans. They described it as being “a beautiful cover”.

Prosecutor Brian Altman QC said the public had been “duped” and the group were: “despicably stealing from their own community money donated to charity”.



The court also heard that Naseer – known to his friends as “Chubbs” or “Big Irfan” - and Ahmed assisted four younger men from Birmingham to travel to Pakistan for terrorist training in August 2011. However, Khobaib Hussain aged 21 Ishaaq Hussain and Shahid and Khan, both 21, and Naweed Ali aged 25, had spent only a few days at the camp when their families, previously unaware of their plans, discovered where they had gone and arranged for their return. They did not undertake any training. All four pleaded guilty at a hearing in July.

Ali’s older brother Bahader, aged 29, and another associate, Mohammed Rizwan, aged 32, are accused of assisting the attack planning and the convicted ‘plotters’ sought to recruit them to help carry out the terror campaign.

Bahader Ali and an eleventh man, Mujahid Hussain, aged 21, are also accused of taking part in terrorist fundraising and of failing to notify police of terrorist acts.

Mujahid Hussain has pleaded guilty to these charges.

Bahader Ali and Rizwan will stand trial at a later date, as will the estranged wife of Ashik Ali, Salma Kabal. The 23-year-old woman is charged with knowing of the plot and failing to notify police.

The Charges

Unanimous verdict on all 12 charges
Engaging in conduct in preparation of acts of terrorism, contrary to section 5(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006.

Irfan Naseer:
Planning a bombing campaign
Travelling to Pakistan for training in terrorism
Collecting money for terrorism
Assisting others to travel to Pakistan for training in terrorism
Recruiting others for terrorism

Irfan Khalid:
Planning a bombing campaign
Travelling to Pakistan for training in terrorism
Collecting money for terrorism
Recruiting others for terrorism

Ashik Ali:
Planning a bombing campaign
Collecting money for terrorism
Recruiting others for terrorism

11 posted on 02/22/2013 1:52:27 AM PST by Cindy
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Misc. Video:

Traffic Stop - Arrest of Suspects:

“Arrest footage of bomb plot suspects” [Footage date stamped 09/18/2011]

(Posted February 21, 2013)

12 posted on 02/22/2013 2:11:01 AM PST by Cindy
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“British Islamists jailed for al Qaeda suicide bomb plot”

LONDON | Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:47am EDT

SNIPPET: “Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali were being sentenced after their conviction at London’s Woolwich Crown Court in February on 12 counts of committing acts in preparation for terrorism between December 2010 and September 2011.”

SNIPPET: “Naseer, who the judge said was a “skilful bomb-maker”, was jailed for life and told he must serve at least 18 years in prison, the Press Association reported.

Khalid, who had boasted the planned attack would be “another 9/11”, was given 23 years and will spend at least 12 behind bars before he can be released, while Ali was jailed for 20 years with a minimum of 10 in custody.”

SNIPPET: “Naseer and Khalid had spent time at training camps in Pakistan where they had learnt how to make bombs, mix poisons and fire guns. The court was told they had prepared “martyrdom videos” in anticipation of their suicide campaign.”

13 posted on 04/27/2013 3:34:04 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Suicide Bomb Plot Reveals Change In How Al Qaida Plan Terrorism”
Publicado el Feb. 21, 2013

SNIPPET: “The terror plot for which three men have now been convicted showed a change in the way al Qaida is operating, a counter-terrorism expert said.

Irfan Naseer, 31, and Irfan Khalid, 27, both travelled to terrorist training camps in Pakistan between 2009 and 2011 to learn about bomb-making, poisons and firearms.

But once they returned to Britain, they were left to set up their own domestic terror network and carry out their attacks.

This marks a departure from previous plots such as the plan to bomb airliners which was uncovered in 2006, where ringleader Abdulla Ahmed Ali had regular contact with mystery terrorist contacts in Pakistan.

Raffaello Pantucci, a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, said the change is partly because camps in the mountainous region of Waziristan in Pakistan are under increasing threat of drone strikes.

He said: “We have seen this trend starting to emerge for a while. If you look back in time you can see how the time spent training foreign fighters by al Qaida or affiliated networks is now being constrained because there is the threat of drone strikes. The command and control element is drawing back.

“I think the conclusion for the security services is that the pressure in Waziristan is working.”

This means that trainees in the terror camps are often less effectively prepared because they have less time to learn.”

14 posted on 12/12/2013 5:15:14 AM PST by Cindy
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