Ashraf Islam is no different from Mujaahid Abu Hamza and Ismail ibn Abdullah, who murdered British soldier Lee Rigby on a London street. The only differences are that Ashraf Islam’s target was higher profile, and that he failed. But both were jihad attempts which the jihadis justified by referring to the alleged atrocities of the British Armed Forces — as all jihads must in the absence of a caliph be justified as defensive, no matter how far-fetched that may be.
“Convicted criminal who plotted to kill Prince Harry jailed for three years,” from The Guardian, February 10 (thanks to Renko):
A convicted criminal who plotted to kill Prince Harry has been jailed.
Ashraf Islam, 31, said he had a “moral right to judge” the royal because he disagreed with the work of the British Armed Forces, of which Prince Harry is a member.
The judge at Isleworth Crown Court in London described Islam’s plot as “vague and unlikely to succeed”, but said he presented a risk to the public.
Islam, of no fixed address but who had been living in west London, was handed a three-year jail term.
Islam pleaded guilty to making a threat to kill Prince Harry, at Uxbridge Magistrates Court in May last year.
He had earlier handed himself in to police and volunteered the information about the plot, defence counsel Roxanne Morrell said.
Judge Richard McGregor-Johnson, the recorder for the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea, said he would not go over details of Islam’s plot.
But he told the court during the brief hearing: “This was not a threat made in isolation.
“The examination of your computer revealed you conducted research on his (Prince Harry’s) whereabouts and intentions.
“You had given the matter considerable thought.”
He added: “The reason behind that is that you thought he and other serving officers had some moral guilt, and you thought you had a moral right to judge.
“I accept that there is nothing here that could be described as professional plans as to your expressed intentions.
“Your plan was vague and unlikely to succeed.”
But the judge said police would have intervened had Islam, who has previous convictions for dishonesty and for involvement in an attempted robbery, attempted to carry out his plan.
The judge said he considered a longer sentence, but said it would have been deemed “excessive”….
It certainly would have been at a time when Great Britain is doing everything it can to appease Islamic supremacists. Britain’s new masters might have found a longer sentence “Islamophobic.”