British Pakistani woman jailed for 8 years over bomb plot

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  1. rock127

    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

    Aug 12, 2009
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    British Pakistani woman jailed for 8 years over bomb plot


    By Asif Mehmood

    LONDON: A British Pakistani woman hairdresser, charged for helping her husband in a bomb plot against the Jewish community in Manchester, was jailed on Friday for eight years.

    Shaista Khan, 38, born in Pakistan, became a fanatic within weeks of marrying car cleaner, a converted Muslim, Muhammad Khan, 33. The couple planned to build a DIY bomb using chapati flour, hairdressing chemicals and a set of Christmas tree lights to launch a terror attack on the Jewish communities in Manchester.

    According to the crown prosecution service, they also carried out reconnaissance missions on possible targets, including a synagogue. Moreover, Shaista used her home-based hairdressing business called ‘Sassy Hair Studio’ as a front to seek targets as part of a “personal jihad”.Shaista, who pleaded not guilty, was convicted of three terrorism offences at Manchester Crown Court on Thursday. Her husband had earlier admitted a terror charge.

    The court heard that Shaista and her husband started reading and listening to al Qaeda-inspired propaganda after their wedding. The plot to bomb the Jewish community fell apart when police were called to a domestic incident — and Shaista’s brother told them Khan was a “home-grown terrorist”. Police raided their house and found DIY bomb-making gear, including ground-up fire lighters, safety goggles, a funnel, needles and syringes, electrical wires, Christmas tree lights, bulbs and a battery.

    In her defence, Shaista said she was frightened of her husband, saying he used to watch videos of terror beheading and torture on his laptop. She said he told her she was “being brainwashed” by Hollywood and Bollywood movies, and banned her from seeing her favourite soaps. She claimed, “He said, ‘I’m not letting you watch people drinking and being influenced by people like that’.”

    The court heard that Shaista, who had been married twice before, met Khan when he advertised for a wife “for this life and the next” on a Muslim dating site. He proposed three days after they first met and they married the next month. The court sentenced seven years and six months imprisonment to Muhammad Khan for conspiring a terrorism plot.
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  3. Indian_Baba

    Indian_Baba Regular Member

    May 9, 2012
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    Land Locked pakistan
    Briton is a beautiful contry. Said it will not remain like that for long if these paki pigs are not controlled.

    It seems the only solution for UK now is to start deporting all those found guilty in any kind of terror plot.... But the big question is will the brits stop being politically correct and make the right decision.
  4. Tronic

    Tronic Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

    Mar 30, 2009
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    Actually, this case seems to be of a loser reject, probably with low self esteem, converting to Islam to find some self importance by carrying out terrorist acts; while the Pakistani lady seems to be a typical lady desperately looking for some male attention, especially being single at that age, and unfortunately, she found it in the loser reject.
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  5. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Jan 9, 2012
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    Akhand Bharat
    MODS ,This thread should merge in mine, as i have posted this news a WEEK back

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