The good doctor on the day of his grand jihad
Cambridge alum guilty of plotting the jihad deaths of untold numbers. Poverty Causes Terrorism Update: “Iraqi doctor found guilty of Glasgow airport bomb plot,” by Steve Bird in the Times, December 16 (thanks to all who sent this in):
An NHS doctor who waged a terrorist car-bomb campaign intended to kill and maim hundreds of people in London and Glasgow has been found guilty of conspiracy to murder.
Dr Bilal Abdulla was part of a cell that set up a bomb-making factory and bought five cars to convert into firebombs to create a terrorist “spectacular” in Britain.
Abdulla, 29, tried to detonate homemade devices in two Mercedes cars packed with gas canisters, petrol and hundreds of nails outside Tiger Tiger, a West End night club in London, on June 29 last year.
When the bombs failed to detonate, he attempted a suicide attack on Glasgow airport the following day. The Iraqi junior doctor rammed a 4×4 Cherokee Jeep packed with fuel canisters into the terminal building as he threw petrol bombs at holidaymakers.
His accomplice, Kafeel Ahmed, a 28-year-old engineer, was severely burned and died in hospital from his injuries.
The planned carnage was only prevented due to the bravery of Britons caught up in the attacks and because the bombs were badly made….
Abdulla had developed an intense loathing of the West because of the wars in the Middle East waged by the United States and England. He was found in possession of extremist Islamic literature.
Abdulla met Ahmed in Cambridge when they were working or studying there during 2004-05. They came together through the Islamic Academy, a charity in the city that rented rooms to young Muslim professional men….
The coming years will call for much more of such bravery.