Half a ton of fertilizer!
“I’d like half a ton of ammonium nitrate, please.”
“Certainly, sir! Hydrangeas looking a bit poorly, are they?”
“Seven ‘planned terror campaign,'” from the BBC, with thanks to John, who also sent in the little exchange above:
Seven British citizens had acquired “most of the necessary components” to launch a bombing campaign in the UK, the Old Bailey has heard.
Opening the prosecution case, David Waters QC said police intervened before the men could decide on a target.
All seven deny conspiring to cause life-endangering explosions between January 2003 and April 2004.
Three of the men also deny storing half a ton of fertiliser, which could be used in bomb-making, in west London.
The ammonium nitrate fertiliser was recovered after police searched a storage unit….
On the first day of the trial, Mr Waters told the jury the plot was stopped before it could “reach fruition”….
The bomb, or bombs, would have been used “at the very least to destroy strategic plant within the United Kingdom, or more realistically to kill and injure citizens of the UK,” he claimed.
Earlier, the judge, Sir Michael Anstill, told the jury they must “put aside” their opinions on terrorism….
Omar Khyam, 24, and his brother Shujah Mahmood, 19 – both from Crawley in West Sussex – each deny possessing aluminium powder.
Mr Khyam, Anthony Garcia (also known as Rahman Adam), 23, of Ilford, east London, and Nabeel Hussain, 20, of Horley, Surrey, each deny possession of the ammonium nitrate fertiliser.
The other accused are Salahuddin Amin, 31, from Luton, Bedfordshire, and Waheed Mahmood, 34, and Jawad Akbar, 22, both from Crawley.
Hmmm. Omar, Shujah, Rahman, Nabeel, Salahuddin, Waheed, and Jawad. Doubtless Methodists to a man.