October 22, 2012
Cornhole Watch: Terror Trial Begins in Britain
London (CNN) -- Three men accused of plotting a suicide bombing campaign in Britain went on trial Monday.h/t Shelle
If authorities hadn't foiled the plan, the scale of the terrorist attack might have been bigger than the 2005 London bombings that killed more than 50 people, prosecutor Brian Altman said. One of the alleged jihadists described the plot as "another 9/11," he said.
Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali [pictured above...ed] were arrested in September 2011 in what authorities called a major operation.
Altman told jurors that the men planned to use up to eight bombs inside rucksacks in suicide attacks aimed at causing mass casualties.
In the house where they allegedly researched and experimented with bombs, investigators found an audio recording of slain al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, Altman said.
If they were found guilty of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, they would face maximum sentences of life in prison. All three men deny the charges.[More..]
UK: Terror Suspects "Had Made" Martyrdom Videos
7th Arrested in Birmingham Terror Ring[As a reminder, one of the homes raided belonged to a jihadi who had served jail time for threatening to behead British soldiers]