Another pair of mentally ill misunderstanders of Islam — and anyone who thinks otherwise is a greasy Islamophobe.
“Police arrest two Afghans ‘plotting terror attacks at Canary Wharf and London hotels’: Suspected Islamists had drawings of ‘targets’ when arrested in Italy,” by Jennifer Newton, MailOnline, May 10, 2016:
Italian police have arrested two Afghans from a suspected ISIS cell who were thought to be planning terror attacks in London on Canary Wharf and the capital’s hotels.
Officers in the southern city of Bari confirmed that 23-year-old Hakim Nasri was being held on suspicion of international terrorism, while Gulistan Ahmadzai, 29, was arrested on suspicion of aiding illegal immigration.
Pictures have since emerged of Nasri posing with what is thought to be a MS16 semi automatic rifle, which said to be difficult to find on the market.
Prosecutors in Bari said that mobile phone data was seized from four suspects when they were previously detained for filming in a shopping mall.
Authorities say that the data showed that they had pictures of potential targets in Bari, including the airport and port, as well as drawings of Canary Wharf in London and hotels in the city.
The cell is also alleged to have researched a shopping centre, cinema, spa and restaurant in the London Docklands area around West India Quay.
According to Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, they also had pictures of the Sunborn Yacht hotel in Royal Victoria Dock, the Premier Inn at International Square and the Ibis hotel near the Excel Centre.
Among the pictures of Rome on the phone were images of the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus.
An arrest warrant has been issued for three other suspects but only one of them is thought to be still in Italy.
According to the warrant, the terror cell had been established in Puglia, in south eastern Italy, ‘to carry out violent attacks with the purpose of international terrorism, in Italy and abroad.’
In all, the warrant calls for the arrest of five people, four Afghans and a Pakistani, three of whom are still at large….