How could they be anything but guilty and deserving of death, those “slags dancing around”? From the BBC, with thanks to all who sent this in:
An alleged British terror cell talked of blowing up London’s Ministry of Sound nightclub, the Old Bailey heard.
Accused Jawad Akbar said no-one could “turn round and say ‘oh they were innocent’ those “slags dancing around?”.
He and another member of the alleged cell linked to al-Qaeda appeared to discuss targets in surveillance tapes.
Seven of the men deny conspiring with a Canadian to cause explosions. Four of the men also deny having chemicals suitable for bomb-making.
In the secret security surveillance recordings, Omar Khyam, 24, of Crawley, West Sussex, is heard apparently discussing targeting utility companies with the help of recruits with inside knowledge, to cut off essential supplies around the country.
But another of the alleged plotters, Jawad Akbar, 22, also of Crawley, says the well-known central London nightclub was a softer target for a terror attack, according to the prosecution.
The prosecution claimed the recording was made at Akbar’s then home in Uxbridge, west London, on 22 February, 2004.
On the tape Jawad Akbar: “What about easy stuff where you don’t need no experience and nothing and you could get a job, yeah, like for example the biggest nightclub in central London where no-one can even turn round and say “oh they were innocent” those slags dancing around?
Omar Khyam: “If you get a job in a bar, yeah, or a club, say the Ministry of Sound, what are you planning to do there then?”
Jawad Akbar: “Blow the whole thing up.”
Omar Khyam: “That’s what I’m saying.”
Jawad Akbar: “I think the club thing you could do, but the gas would be much harder. There’s people who even get in with their searching stuff but it’s only bouncers that search you.”
Omar Khyam said: “The explosion in the clubs, yeah, that’s fine, bro, that’s not a problem. The training for that is available. To get them into the Ministry of Sound really isn’t difficult.”