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He was upset about the “war on Islam.” Now where did he get the idea that blowing up some infidels would be the best response to that? Mohamed Abdulaziz Rashid Saeed-Alim Update: “Life sentence for inept bomber who targeted restaurant,” by Owen Bowcott for The Guardian, January 31 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A Muslim convert described as the “least cunning” terrorist ever to come before a British court was yesterday sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in prison for a bungled suicide nail bombing.
Nicky Reilly – who changed his name to Mohamed Saeed-Alim – accidentally detonated his homemade device in the toilets of the crowded Giraffe restaurant in Exeter, injuring only himself.
The 22-year-old was given a life sentence at the Old Bailey after pleading guilty to attempted murder and preparing an act of terrorism last May. The court was told that he acted alone, though he had been in contact over the internet with two jihad supporters who had urged him to attack military rather than civilian targets.
After the case Debbie Simpson, the assistant chief constable of Devon and Cornwall, said efforts were being made to trace the al-Qaida sympathisers. “We are in contact … with the Pakistani authorities. We believe there is an association,” she said. […]
A suicide note left in his bedroom described how he was motivated by the “disgusting” behaviour of people in Britain as well as the “war on Islam”.