How many more in Britain knew about the plots? How many knew in the mosques they attended? How many knew among their friends and acquaintances? This is good news, but larger question remains: what are British authorities doing to stop the spread of the jihad ideology? What are Britain’s self-professed moderate Muslims doing to combat that ideology? Why, nothing, of course — what are you, some kind of Islamophobe?
“Failed London bomber’s wife jailed for 15 years,” from AFP, June 12 (thanks to Joe):
LONDON (AFP) – The wife of one of the failed 2005 London suicide bombers was jailed for 15 years Thursday, after being found guilty of failing to tell the police about the terrorist plot.
Yeshi Girma, 32, knew her husband Hussain Osman was planning to unleash carnage in the failed July 21, 2005 attacks and could have stopped the attempted bombings, England’s Old Bailey central criminal court heard.
Judge Paul Worsley told her the highly controversial police shooting the following day of innocent Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes — mistaken for a suicide bomber — could have been avoided had she not kept quiet.
The plot was a bungled attempt to repeat the attacks of exactly two weeks earlier on July 7, when four Islamist extremist suicide bombers killed 52 innocent people on London’s transport network.
Girma, who has three children by Osman, was found guilty by a jury of having information about terrorism and “without reasonable excuse” failing to disclose it.
She was also convicted for assisting an offender and failing to disclose information about Osman’s involvement in the plot. Three others were also jailed for their part in his escape. She wept as she was sentenced Thursday.
Worsley said the sentences he was able to impose were “woefully inadequate to reflect the enormity of what you were about in July 2005”.
“I have no doubt that each of you were prepared to aid a ruthless fanatic and that in so doing each of you must have harboured the hope that the bombers would ultimately be successful in their mission to seek to damage our society.”…