Targeting Big Ben and more. From the Evening Standard, with thanks to Sparta:
Muslim cleric Abu Hamza kept a terrorism “manual” which contained a dedication to Osama bin Laden and suggested a list of potential targets which included skyscrapers and Big Ben, the Old Bailey heard.
The Encyclopaedia of Afghani Jihad, which was found at Hamza’s home, also advised hitting targets such as the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower to cause “destruction” and suggested attacks on museums or archaeological sites. It said plans “should be laid out” to hit buildings such skyscrapers, ports, airports, nuclear plants and football stadiums and it talked about attacking large congregations of people at Christmas.
“This, the prosecution say, is a blueprint, a manual for terrorism which echoes the things which feature in the defendant’s speeches,” said David Perry prosecuting….