March 31, 2009

Al-Qaida prisoners plotted to escape in hijacked helicopter

A pretty audacious plan.

Now this story raises many questions such as how did some of the most dangerous terrorists get weapons inside of prison? The weapons were stored in the prison mosque and yet the prison imam had no idea, or even the prison guards! I bet the prison guards aren't even allowed in the prison mosque. Another question is why are they allowed to congregate together?

What about those acting from outside the prison. Who are they, how did they have contact with dangerous al Qaida members in prison, were they apprehended? Nope, no word, nothing, nadda.
Telegraph

Accomplices on the outside were to hire the helicopter for "business" then force the pilot to land in prison at gunpoint.

Nine Muslim inmates plotted to kidnap the jail imam during prayers with weapons hidden in the prison mosque.

According to the plan they would then move to a sports field using the imam as a shield and be picked up by the helicopter.

Wardens at Full Sutton prison in Yorkshire, acting on a tip-off, went to the plotters' cells hours before the escape attempt was due to start.

The nine, including convicted terrorists, will now be transferred to other jails.[...]

"It involved some of the most dangerous al-Qaeda terrorists in jail, all of whom are a massive threat. It had been planned for months and the use of a helicopter shows it was sophisticated."

The prison holds notorious terrorists like Omar Khyam who plotted to blow up Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent.

Security sources said the jail imam was innocent.

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