September 26, 2011

UK: Terror Suspects "Had Made" Martyrdom Videos

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Update on 7th Arrested in Birmingham Terror Ring

Via Telegraph

Two of the men are said to have traveled to Pakistan where they received terrorist training and made suicide videos before returning to build a bomb.

The men were under surveillance as part of an “intelligence led operation” by MI5 and the police as they discussed their plans, which were picked up by listening devices.

Two other men allegedly helped raise £12,000 by collecting for charities which was said to be used for the purposes of planning their attacks. A sixth man was accused of failing to inform police.

As the men made their first appearance in court, Deborah Walsh, prosecuting, said: "The terrorist ideology behind these offences is to commit mass murder in the UK."

Irfan Nasser, 30, from Sparkhill, Birmingham and Irfan Khalid, 26, of Sparkbrook, Birmingham, are accused of plotting their attacks between Christmas Day last year and their arrest last Monday.

The charges say that they travelled to Pakistan for training in terrorism including bomb making, weapons and poison making.

While there they are said to have made a “martyrdom film” and later began planning a “suicide bombing campaign or eve[...]

Ashik Ali’s brother, Bahader, 28, and another man, Mohammed Rizwan, 32, both from Sparkbrook, Birmingham, allegedly knew of the plans but failed to inform police “information as soon as reasonably practicable

The seventh arrested is still being questioned.

By Stable Hand at 06:29 PM | Comments |