4 UK men admit to al Qaeda plot to bomb London Stock Exchange

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    4 UK men admit to al Qaeda plot to bomb London Stock Exchange


    London: Four British men pleaded guilty on Wednesday to involvement in an al Qaeda inspired plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange. The men were among nine defendants facing trial in London over an alleged plot to attack the exchange and several other high-profile targets in December 2010.
    All had initially pleaded not guilty to all the charges against them.
    But on Wednesday four of the defendants pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to involvement in the Stock Exchange plot, and the five other British citizens to lesser charges.

    The suspects, aged between 20 and 30, were arrested in London, Cardiff and Stoke-on-Trent in central England, in what police called the biggest anti-terror raid for two years.


    Prosecutors said they planned to send mail bombs to various targets in the run-up to Christmas 2010 and had discussed launching a "Mumbai-style" atrocity — referring to the bomb blasts that killed 166 people in India's financial center in 2008.


    The nine defendants were accused of agreeing on targets, discussing materials and methods, and researching files "containing practical instruction for a terrorist attack."


    A handwritten target list found at one of the defendant's homes listed the names and addresses of London Mayor Boris Johnson, two rabbis, the American Embassy and the Stock Exchange.


    Mohammed Chowdhury, 21; Shah Rahman, 28; Gurukanth Desai, 30; and Abdul Miah, 25, all admitted preparing for acts of terrorism by planning to plant an improvised explosive device in the toilets of the London Stock Exchange.


    The other five defendants admitted attending planning meetings, fundraising for terrorism or possessing copies of the al Qaeda magazine, Inspire.

    They will be sentenced next week.

    4 UK men admit to al Qaeda plot to bomb London Stock Exchange - World News - IBNLive
     
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    I had posted about Gurukanth Desai case.
    This guy is a muslim who adopted up the name Gurukanth Desai ( from the movie Guru ) to avoid detection.
     
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    Gurukanth Desai Is Not “Of Indian Origin”

    Suspected British jihadi must have used a Gujarati Hindu name to avoid suspicion


    Soon after the British authorities released the names of nine suspected terrorists yesterday, most Indian media reports rushed to tell us [1 2 3 4] without a hint of doubt or uncertainty, that one of them was “of Indian-origin.” Given that there was very little time for them to do background checks, they just assumed that a person going by the name of “Gurukanth Desai” must be a person of Indian origin.

    They didn’t even google him up.

    If they had, they would have found that Gurukant Desai is actually the name of the lead character in Mani Ratnam’s 2007 movie Guru. Gurukanth is an unusual first name for a person with the surname Desai. Gurukanth Desai is also an unusual name in a list in which the others are Abdul Malik Miah, Omar Sharif Latif, Mohammed Moksudur Rahman Chowdhury, Shah Mohammed Lutfar Rahman, Nazam Hussain, Usman Khan, Mohibur Rahman and Abul Bosher Mohammed Shahjahan.

    It should have raised eyebrows and, at the very least, a qualifier indicating that he might be of Indian-origin. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. [The Calcutta Telegraph was an exception]

    It turns out—as I pointed out on twitter yesterday—that Gurukanth Desai, 28 years old and a father of three, is Abdul Malik Miah’s brother and of Bangladeshi origin. The Hindu Gujarati name, taken off a Hindi film, was probably adopted to ward off suspicion.

    Apart from exposing lazy journalism in India, this episode is yet another indication that Indian embassies and consulates must exercise much greater care while issuing visas to people presumably of Indian-origin.

    This is also disturbing because it might make visa applications and travel more difficult for the genuine Gurukanth Desais of the world, not least because it is impossible to prevent jihadis from assuming names like David Coleman Headley or Gurukanth Desai. This case is an argument against profiling based on religion, but where such profiling exists, a Mr Desai or Mr Singh might become a little more suspect. (This is not to say that there cannot be real jihadis of Gujarati Hindu origin, as the case of Dhiren Bharot/Abu Musa al-Hindi tells us. Rather, that such cases are exceptional and very rare.)

    Tailpiece: A few years ago, friends of Shehzad Tanweer, one of the London 7/7 bombers, gave their names as “Sanjay Dutt” and “Shahrukh”…and the New York Times reporter didn’t get it.

    The Acorn » Gurukanth Desai is not “of Indian origin”
     
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    Thanks for the information...for a second i was shocked after reading the name - once again thanks for clearing the news...

    But why the hell the media all over the world using his secret name he used to evade the police instead of his real name?? even for the other terrorist David Coleman Headley his real name is Daood Sayed Gilani but the media used the David and confused the public....
     
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    Most of those Abroad paks does that.


    Once in europe, My cousin saw a paki guy selling drugs pretending has he is a Indian. With a fake Indian name!!!
     
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    zaid hamid while travelling to US may use the name S. Sreesanth...
     
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    i would prefer hu jin tao


    y dont UK govt banned pakis as a whole, no more pakis in UK. these pakis use Indian names to defame us..bastard. pakis are the only muslim community that creates trouble not only in UK but in the whole world
     
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    The guy with the Indian name was a bangladeshi?
     
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    u mean east paki , they are all same
     
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    Every country should banned all paki to enter in their country. These bastards use Indian name to defame us.

    most of the rapist, criminals, terrorist in U.K. are from paki origin. Shameless people on the earth.
     
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    Bangladeshi are little brother of Paki. No difference. Both are same bunch of morons.
     
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    British encourage this by lumping everyone together by calling them Asians. They can't admit they
    created the Frankenstein that is pak.
     
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    Gurukanth Desai...

    reminds me of Ajmal Kasab wearing the holy saffron band on his wrists..

    Sure jahannum for adopting kaffir names and practises...
     
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    This idiot mixed up a sikh and Gujurati name.
     
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    sirjee..I have seen Hindus with name Gurukanth...
     
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    Gurukanth is not a sikh or punjabi name. It's a guju name
     
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    I have never met one gujurati with this name.
     
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    There is nothing called exclusive gujju or Marathi or Punjabi name. Mostly it's surname. Most of the names are common in many states.

    Gurukanth is just an Indian name.
     
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    i never heard of name like Gurukanth in punjabi or sikh community
     
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