The Islamic State has explicit plans to bring about the mass murder of civilians in the West. The success of one or more of these plots is only a matter of time.
“Bullring ‘bomb plot’: New image found on Paris jihadi’s phone points to plan by terror cell to target Birmingham shopping centre,” by Omar Wahid, The Mail On Sunday, December 19, 2015:
The evil mastermind behind the Paris terror attacks had a photograph of one of Britain’s busiest shopping centres on his mobile phone, The Mail on Sunday has been told.
Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who orchestrated the attacks in the French capital that killed 130 people, had a picture of Birmingham’s Bullring on his smartphone, police have warned community leaders in the city.
West Midlands Police investigators revealed that Abaaoud’s photograph was among others of ‘key and sensitive sites’ in the city, said well-placed sources.
The photos have led police to the ‘frightening conclusion’ that the terrorist ringleader was planning to bring carnage to England’s second city similar to the events he unleashed in Paris on November 13.
The Bullring is the most visited site in Birmingham, and receives almost 40 million shoppers a year.
The claim that the shopping centre – with its futuristic-looking Selfridges store – may have been a key target for the cell behind the Paris attacks comes as hundreds of thousands of shoppers this week flock to its 160 shops to do their last-minute Christmas shopping.
The Bullring has already been at the centre of internet fears that terrorists were about to attack it. Last weekend, West Midlands Police issued a public statement to dispel the rumour, but asked Birmingham’s one million residents to remain vigilant….