Eight Islamophobes on trial in Britain: “TERROR TRIAL: Accused ‘aimed to cause death on unprecedented scale,'” by Mhairi Macfarlane for This Is Local London, February 17 :
A GROUP accused of plotting to blow up transatlantic airliners wanted to cause mass murder in the name of Islam, a court heard.
The jury at Woolwich Crown Court were told that eight men, including four from Waltham Forest, planned “heavy casualties upon an unwitting civilian population”.
Peter Wright QC, prosecuting, said: “To them, the identities of their victims had no relevance, be it their race, colour, religion or creed.
“What they intended to bring about together and with others was a violent act, which would have had global impact.”
The court heard that Abdulla Ahmed Ali, also known as Ahmed Ali Khan, 28 of Prospect Hill, Walthamstow, and Assad Sarwar, of High Wycombe, were the ringleaders in the plot to smuggle improvised explosive devices disguised as soft drinks on to passenger jets bound for north America….