Tuesday 24 April 2018

Suicide attacks 'not part of plan'

Sam Marsden in London

A group of UK-based radical Islamists decided against carrying out suicide attacks so they would have a "long-term future" in committing acts of terrorism, a court heard yesterday.

The al-Qa'ida-inspired extremists plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange, London's Woolwich Crown Court was told.

Between them, the nine men possessed "almost every famous jihadi publication", including copies of an English-language online al-Qa'ida magazine called 'Inspire', the prosecution said. 'Inspire's' first issue featured an article on how to "Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom".

The nine men pleaded guilty last week to a variety of terrorist offences. Yesterday's appearance marked the start of a three-day sentencing hearing.

Irish Independent

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