A convert to Islam who…you guessed it…misunderstood his new religion. Memo to Ibrahim Hooper: don’t you think it’s time you folks at CAIR (and MPACUK, of course) developed some programs for Muslim converts to help steer them away from the jihadists?
Now seriously, why is that a question no one ever asks Hooper? Why does no one look askance at the fact that self-professed moderate Muslim organizations have no large-scale organized programs to teach Muslims that the ideology of jihad is false?
“British man admits plotting to bomb buildings in Washington, Newark and New York,” from AP:
LONDON — A British man identified by U.S. officials as a senior al-Qaida figure pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to murder in a plot to bomb high-profile targets in the United States including the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington and the New York Stock Exchange.
“I plead guilty,” Dhiran Barot, 34, said in a clear voice at London’s high-security Woolwich Crown Court.
Prosecutors said the plot involved targets in both Britain and the United States. Other alleged targets included the World Bank headquarters in Washington, the Citigroup building in New York and the Prudential building in Newark, N.J.
Barot, a British citizen who was raised a Hindu before converting to Islam, was arrested in August 2004 amid a heightened security alert for financial institutions in the United States. Seven other men are due to face trial next year.
Prosecutor Edmund Lawson said Barot planned “to carry out explosions at those premises with no warning. They were plainly designed to kill as many people as possible.”
U.S. officials claim Barot is a senior al-Qaida figure, known variously as Abu Eisa al-Hindi, Abu Musa al-Hindi and Issa al-Britani, who scouted prominent financial targets in the United States at the behest of Osama bin Laden.