They aided the 7/21 would-be jihad-martyrdom bombers. And that once again raises questions about what the Muslim community in Britain is doing, and what Muslim communities all over the West are doing, to teach against the jihad ideology and Islamic supremacism, such that there will be few, if any, “moderate” Muslim jihad sympathizers who will help jihadists in this way. And the answer, of course, is not only that they aren’t doing a thing, but also that British authorities aren’t asking them to lift a finger to act in any way against this so-called “anti-Islamic” behavior.
By Duncan Gardham for the Telegraph (thanks to Sr. Soph):
A judge denounced the “woefully inadequate” sentencing powers in terrorism cases as he jailed the five men who helped the July 21 would-be suicide bombers for a total of 56 years.
Judge Paul Worsley QC said the sentences of between seven and 17 years, dictated by strict guidelines, did not “reflect the enormity” of what the guilty men had done in keeping the plot secret and helping the men who attempted to bomb the London transport system evade justice when their plan went wrong.
He also blamed the men for the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, saying that he would not have been mistaken for one of the bombers and shot by police if the defendants had given up the real bombers instead of hiding them.
Wahbi Mohammed, 25, Abdul Sherif, 30, Siraj Ali, 33, Muhedin Ali, 29, and Ismail Abdurahman, 25, were convicted of a total of 22 charges of failing to disclose information about terrorism and assisting an offender following a four-month trial at Kingston Crown Court in South London.
Mohammed and Siraj Ali were also convicted of having prior knowledge of the plot.
Because prisoners are released after serving half of their sentence, and because they have already served jail time on remand, one of the men, Muhedin Ali, will be eligible for release in just 33 months. […]
In Ali’s flat police found a notepad on which Ibrahim had set out his plans for “Martyrdom in the Path of God”.