The couple that slays together, stays together. Good thing Cameron is bringing so many Muslim refugees into Britain, eh? He is ensuring that there will be much, much more of this. That will be his enduring legacy.
“Couple planned Isil suicide bombing of Westfield or Tube, court hears,” by Tom Whitehead, Telegraph, November 17, 2015
A married couple plotted an Isil suicide bombing of the London Underground or Westfield shopping centre around the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 suicide attacks, a court heard on Tuesday.
Mohammed Rehman, 25, and his wife Sana Ahmed Khan, 24, had enough bomb material to “cause multiple fatalities” and were just days away from being able to carry out an attack.
They had already tested explosives in a back garden and only need to make a detonator, when counter-terrorism police swooped.
But they were caught after police spotted Rehman’s Twitter account, where he went under the name “Silent Bomber” and had asked followers for advice on which target to hit, the Old Bailey heard.
Opening the prosecution, Tony Badenoch QC said the pair had a “common interest” in violent and extreme Islamic ideology and had repeatedly researched 7/7 bombers, who killed 52 people in London in 2005.
They also developed a keen interest in Isil and Rehman’s online research showed he approved of their atrocities and “wished to play his own part”, jurors were told.
“Those chemicals were capable of being mixed into lethal bombs – ready to go, following one of the many recipes collated in his notebook and stored on his computer”
Tony Badenoch QC
Rehman has also referred to 7/7 suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer as his “beloved predecessor”.
Mr Badenoch said “substantial quantities of chemicals and bomb-making wherewithal” were found at Rehman’s home when the couple were arrested on May 28 this year….
The prosecutor said there was also evidence Rehman went to lengths to ensure his would not be a failed attempt as seen on July 21, 2005, when the detonators failed to work.
Eight days before his arrest he tweeted: “It’s always good practice to use more than one detonator in a device to ensure a successful detonation.”
He had also searched on the Internet using the terms ‘Suicide Bomber History’, ‘How suicide bombers work’, ‘Dying for God’ and ‘9/11’.
The couple married on 31 October 2013 at Reading Islamic Centre but lived separately, jurors heard.
Rehman and Khan, both of Reading, are charged with preparing terrorist acts on or before May 28 this year. Rehman is also charged with possessing an article for terrorist purposes….