This UKPA article is wholly unsatisfactory, as it doesn’t explain why the evidence that it mentions wasn’t enough to convict Amir Ali. Was there some extenuating circumstance, or some indication that he hadn’t actually written a farewell letter or posed with rifles? Or was this just another case of British dhimmitude?
In any case, note that the would-be jihadist explained his actions to his family by saying that “Allah and his prophet Mohammed” came first. So yet again, jihad terror acts are justified by reference to Islamic texts and teachings — the one motivating factor that the government and mainstream media demands we discount.
“Tube driver cleared of Jihad charge,” from the UKPA, November 8:
A London Underground Tube driver has been cleared of planning to travel to Afghanistan or Pakistan with the intention of taking part in a “violent jihad”, a Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said.
Amir Ali, who drove trains on the Bakerloo Line for five years, was alleged to have purchased a plane ticket to travel to Islamabad and written a farewell letter to his family telling them that “Allah and his prophet Mohammed” came first, jurors were told.
When police searched the 28-year-old’s home they found pictures of him posing with weapons including two AK47 rifles and a self-loading pistol, prosecutor Duncan Penny said.
But Ali, of Ilford, Essex, was found not guilty at London’s Snaresbrook Crown Court of preparation for acts of terrorism between April 2006 and March last year.