Pakistani Couple Convicted of Preparing Terror Attack in London

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    British Couple Convicted of Preparing Terror Attack in London

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    A combination of two undated handout Pictures retrieved from the Thames Valley Police website shows Mohammed Rehman & Sana Ahmed Khan, who were convicted of preparing for acts of terrorism
    A British couple was convicted on Tuesday of plotting an attack in London after the husband sent out tweets asking for advice on which
    targets he should hit, alerting police to a stockpile of chemicals at theorists home.
    Mohammed Rehman, 25, and Sana Ahmed Khan, 24, were found guilty by a jury at the Central Criminal Court of engaging in the preparation of terrorist acts, with a view to hitting either a large shopping centre in the capital or the London underground network.
    “Westfield shopping centre or London underground? Any advice would be appreciated
    greatly,” Rehman said on Twitter, under the name “Silent Bomber”.
    The couple, who denied the charges, are to be sentenced at a later date.
    The British prosecutor said on Tuesday the two Britons had carried out detailed research into militant attacks, including searching the internet for videos related to the London transport bombings which killed 52 people a decade ago.
    Those attacks were carried out on July 7, 2005 when four young British Muslims travelled from northern England to the capital to detonate homemade bombs hidden in rucksacks on three
    underground trains and a bus during the morning rush-hour.
    British media reports said Rehman and Sana had planned to carry out an attack to coincide with the 10-year anniversary of those earlier bombings.
    Rehman, who was also found guilty of possessing an article for terrorist purposes, had carried out test bombs in his garden which he filmed and sent to his wife, and she had also helped to purchase the chemicals, the prosecutor said.
    “The pair had been very close to carrying out an attack, all they required was to purchase the chemicals to make a detonator,” said Susan Hemming, head of counter terrorism division at
    the Crown Prosecution Service.
    She added that the couple had already acquired 10kg (22 pounds) of Urea Nitrate. “There is little doubt that, had Rehman and Ahmed Khan not been stopped when they were, they would have attempted to carry out an act of terrorism in London.”
    Britain is on its second highest alert level of “severe”, meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely. The designation remained the same after the Nov. 13 Islamist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.
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    Change the title dude. It should be Paki couple in Britain caught plotting.......
     
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    I can't do so without any source.
    But from their faces and this action, they must be ghazi warriors from the land of purr.....
    :shoot:
    Well, things are in control now as they are in
    :prison::prison:
     
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    According to Tarek Fateh, they are Pakistani.
     
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    'Silent bomber' couple found guilty of London terror attack plan
    • 29 December 2015
    • From the section England
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    Image caption Mohammed Rehman and Sana Ahmed Khan were found guilty of preparing terrorist acts
    A husband and wife have been found guilty of plotting a terror attack in London ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 7 July bombings.

    Mohammed Rehman, 25, discussed targeting the London Underground and Westfield shopping centre on social media under the name "Silent Bomber".

    Chemicals for bomb making were found at his Reading home, the Old Bailey heard.

    He and his wife Sana Ahmed Khan were convicted of preparing terrorist acts. They will be sentenced on Wednesday.

    Rehman, who was also convicted of possessing an article for terrorist purposes, used Twitter in May to ask for suggestions on which target in London to choose.

    With money supplied by his 24-year-old wife, he stockpiled the chemicals needed to make a huge bomb at his family home in Reading and even filmed himself setting off a small explosion in his back garden.

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    Rehman's tweet saying a homemade explosive was his "key to paradise"
    During his trial, jurors heard a tweet sent from Rehman's account said: "I've rigged my house to blow at the push of a button by my bedside if the popo [police] try to raid man. Nobody gets in the way of my jihad."

    An undercover investigator discovered Rehman had asked on social media whether he should target "Westfield shopping centre or London Underground".

    Rehman told the investigator he was planning a martyr operation, jurors heard.

    His trial was told that Rehman was prolific on Twitter, posting extremist rhetoric alongside images of homemade devices and instructional material.
    Media captionMohammed Rehman's mother: "I still can't believe he is my son... I doubt I'll ever forgive him"
    In one tweet, on 12 May 2015, he wrote: "Westfield shopping centre or London underground? Any advice would be appreciated greatly."

    Text messages between the couple were uncovered showing discussions about buying chemicals, while emails revealed Rehman had also sent Islamic State-related video clips to Khan.

    Speaking after their conviction, Assistant Chief Constable Laura Nicholson, head of the South East Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "These were dangerous individuals who represented a genuine threat, but through counter-terrorism policing we were able to intercept them before they could carry out their plans.

    "It is clear that Rehman and Khan shared a radical and violent extremist ideology. They actively accessed extremist material on the internet and used social media to develop and share their views as they prepared acts of terrorism."

    [​IMG]Chemicals uncovered at Rehman's home
    Rehman's parents told the BBC's Duncan Kennedy they had seen no sign of any connections with radical Islam, although they said their son did become isolated and was smoking and drinking in the months before his arrest.

    His mother said she would "never forgive" her son for planning the attack.

    His father, who moved to the UK in 1980, said he had "no idea" his son was carrying out test bomb blasts.
     
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    One of the few sane persons on other side of LoC.
    Invite him back to India yaar.
    :grin::grin::grin::grin::grin:
     
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    More than half of any given year he is in India or Britain anyways. He is already half Indian.

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    lets ready to call @Blackwater paaaaaji,

    he gonna love this. :laugh:
     
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    Where's @thethinker . He provides sizzling foreign links.
    :rotfl:
     
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    I googled everything. Couldn't find. Maybe thinker can.
     
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    Lol on twitter, email without tor. Are pakis that stupid?

    Just makes me think avg Indian iq is 83 + 10 for malnutrition is 93 - muslim/christian means even 'black shudras' are smarter than goras. xD
     
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    Middle class daughter of magistrate who turned to suicide bomb plotter

    Sana Ahmed Khan spurned her parents concerns to plot terror outrage on anniversary of 7/7 with secret husband Mohammed Rehman

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    Mohammed Rehman and his secret wife Sana Ahmed Khan

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    By Tom Whitehead, and David Barrett

    7:20AM GMT 30 Dec 2015


    A middle class primary school helper spurned her concerned family to secretly marry an Islamist fanatic and planned to become Britain’s first female suicide bomber.

    Sana Ahmed Khan, 24, ignored the pleas of her parents to end her relationship with drug addict waster Mohammed Rehman despite promising to break it off.

    Instead, the once “mild-mannered and polite” daughter of a magistrate secretly married Rehman and plunged herself into a life of jihadism.

    The pair was yesterday convicted of planning to become Britain’s first suicide bombing couple and plotting a massive terror attack on the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 atrocity.

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    Khan funded Rehman’s plans from her salary as a teaching assistant and by taking out payday loans.

    She now faces a lengthy prison term and her actions left a devastating impact on her parents and their work.

    Just two days after her daughter’s arrest in May, Khan’s mother Saleen Ahmed-Khan resigned her position at the Elizabeth Fry Charity, which works with women offenders.

    Mrs Ahmed-Khan was also a senior manager at Reading borough council's youth and community service, later joining a Reading-based company, Solutions4Health, where she was responsible for a department of 75 workers.

    [​IMG]The London Underground was a possible target of a terror attack, a court has heard (Photo: ALAMY)

    A pillar of the community, 56-year-old Mrs Ahmed-Khan, was also a school governor at the Church of England school attended by her children.

    She explained in court that they were a “multi-religious family” - her mother's side of the family were converts to Islam from Hinduism, while her mother-in-law was Christian.

    Khan’s father Javed Khan, 54, works as a chauffeur and the family run two Mercedes cars from their home in a pleasant suburban street in Reading, as well as a Toyota Yaris “runaround”.

    Instead of fulfilling her potential and becoming a teacher, as she had dreamed after graduating with a good English Literature degree, Khan became immersed in a life of drugs and jihad, ultimately taking part in a secret wedding with a terrorist husband of whom her family strongly disapproved.

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    Khan's barrister's Paul Lewis QC, said she was “a thoroughly decent young woman from a thoroughly decent family”.

    Her mother urged her to break off the relationship with Rehman but instead she secretly married him in 2013 at the Reading Islamic Centre.

    “If ever a parent had an instinct that was proved right, it was Mrs Khan,” said the barrister.

    Her father became yet more concerned – and suspicious of Rehman’s activities - after finding a mobile phone bill with lengthy calls to an unidentified number, the court heard.

    He described how he had followed his daughter, who was driving her mother's car, as she went to meet Rehman in a Tesco car park last year.

    “I told her not to see him again. This guy, I didn't want my daughter to have anything to do with him,” Mr Khan told the court.

    Khan’s family had threatened to disown her if she did not leave Rehman, who had written to her parents from his prison cell apologising for dragging her into his plans.

    But from January 2014 Khan paid over £14,000 in to Rehman’s account, which included money from pay day loan companies and her small salaries as a primary school activity co-ordinator and a data entry clerk at a stop smoking firm.

    The case is one of seven major plots that David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said the police and MI5 had foiled in the last year.

    Rehman, 25, and Khan planned to target a major shopping centre or the Tube network in an Isil-inspired attack that would have left dozens dead.

    They had already stockpiled chemicals to make the bombs and were just days away from carrying out their plans.

    They were foiled after Rehman aroused suspicion by running a Twitter account under the name “Silent Bomber” and asking followers what targets he should bomb.

    The tweets led to an undercover counter terrorism officers engaging with him to draw out his plans.

    The supposed loving couple also turned on each other during their trial, accusing the other of being the committed fanatic.

    Rehman’s family described him as a “low-life idiot” and his mother said she could never forgive him.

    With money from Khan, from Wokingham, he stockpiled the chemicals needed to make a huge bomb at his family home in Reading.

    He turned his bedroom into a bomb factory and filmed himself setting off a small explosion in his back garden.





    "There is little doubt that, had Rehman and Ahmed Khan not been stopped when they were, they would have attempted to carry out an act of terrorism in London"
    Susan Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service counter terrorism division




    The prosecution said Rehman was just days away from completing the device which would have caused multiple casualties in the capital if he had not been stopped by anti-terror police.

    The pair was obsessed with 7/7 bomber Shehzad Tanweer, who Rehman described as his “beloved predecessor”.

    They had amassed 10kgs of Urea Nitrate explosives, Tornado nitro fuel, instruction videos for making bombs, and a “Royal Flush” of pro-ISIS propaganda videos.

    Rehman had written out a pledge of allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, and had a Jihadi John style hunting knife in his bedroom.

    After his arrest, Rehman claimed he was only pretending to be a 'Jihadi warrior'. He said he was about to be kicked out of the family home and thought terrorism was the “easiest way to get into prison” to get a roof over his head.

    The jury, who returned after the Christmas break, unanimously found them guilty of preparing an act of terrorism, after three days of deliberations.

    Rehman was also convicted of possessing an article for terrorist purposes.

    Susan Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service counter terrorism division, said: “There is little doubt that, had Rehman and Ahmed Khan not been stopped when they were, they would have attempted to carry out an act of terrorism in London.”

    Assistant Chief Constable Laura Nicholson, head of the South East Counter Terrorism Unit and Regional Organised Crime Unit, said: “These were dangerous individuals who represented a genuine threat but through counter-terrorism policing we were able to intercept them before they could carry out their plans.”
     
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    yawn...stuff like this doesn't even phase me anymore.
     
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    Well, thanks @rock127, I was also thinking that title must be this one. :taunt:
    It reflects slightly more info. :haha:
     
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    UK should stop issue visa to pakis . Stop pakis entering UK . They can not be trusted stop pakis save UK
     
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    ghazi paki army is planning to invade UK.
    Ghazwa e 'Britain'.
    :grin::grin::grin::grin::grin:
     
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