This story contains much of the information that I posted here: these plotters were planning jihad attacks against a British nightclub and other targets. But this story adds some important new details — particularly about how these plotters, like Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, believed that what they were doing was in accord with the Qur’an, and quoted particular verses to support this. Yet all too many Muslims in the West continue to spend their time convincing gullible non-Muslims that the verses in question don’t mean what to these plotters is “just clear” that they do mean — instead of trying to combat the iunfluence of the plotters’ interpretation among Muslims, which of course would be much more difficult, but would be immensely more worthwhile in combating the jihad these Muslims profess to oppose.
“Gang ‘plotted to blow up Ministry of Sound,'” from The Telegraph, with thanks to David:
An alleged al-Qa’eda terrorist cell discussed blowing up the Ministry of Sound nightclub to take revenge on “those slags dancing around”, a jury heard yesterday….
Akbar, then 20 and studying at Brunel University, suggested targeting bars and added: “The biggest nightclub in central London where no one can even turn around and say ‘oh they were innocent’, those slags dancing around and other things.”
Apparently referring to the September 11 2001 attacks on America, he added: “Trust me, then you will get the public talking ’cause they targeted economics, yeah, but if you went for the social structure where every Tom, Dick and Harry goes on a Saturday night, yeah, that would be crazy, crazy thing.”…
Akbar said: “Our purpose is to defend the honour of the Muslim, yeah, and bring the Islamic state back because if the Islamic state were here then the problems would not be there.”
The two men, both from Crawley, West Sussex, were discussing leaving their wives and families behind and whether Akbar was ready to join Khyam fighting Jihad in Pakistan.
Khyam said he believed Britain was a kufr [heathen] country and added: “You see things different, but me, it’s just nothing, they just need to be killed and blood spilled. To me this is clear.
”The verse says lay in ambush for them, besiege them and kill them when you find them, to me that’s just clear, kill them.”
Quoting the Koran, Akbar said: “The best thing you can do is put terror in their hearts, there is no doubt, there is nothing better than that. We put fear in their hearts.”
Khyam warned him to talk to those “running the Jihad [Holy War]” at the top in Pakistan and added: “So now in England, imagine you do something and there’s brothers here you could jeopardise them, so it’s better to consult those who are running the Jihad. There’s a structure so work within the structure.”
He added: “It’s waiting bro. . . everyone’s ready now, innit.”
Here are some of the Qur’an verses Akbar probably quoted about terror:
“Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority: their abode will be the Fire: And evil is the home of the wrong-doers!” (Qur’an 3:151)
“How many a township have We destroyed! As a raid by night, or while they slept at noon, Our terror came unto them. No plea had they, when Our terror came unto them, save that they said: Lo! We were wrong-doers.” (Qur’an 7:4-5)
“Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): ‘I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.'” (Qur’an 8:12)
“Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.” (Qur’an 8:60)