18 - how ironic.
My striking theory is killers, depraved sub humans, convert to Islam so that they can get respect for their barbarity and depravity. Here we have a pious Muslim convert jailed for 18 years over a nail bombing in a restaurant.
UPDATE: Cole makes an excellent point in the comment section:
A little concerned about this case - because the guy was retarded - and was preyed upon by these Islamic guys who I think are the real villains.
Here is a guy who used to visit an internet cafe and need help with using the internet - then he builds a bomb by himself ?? The guy at the internet cafe used to help him - then all of a sudden he started to get help from these two Islamic guys - next thing he's got a bomb strapped to himself - in a restaurant!
Someone has gone free in this trial who shouldn't be free!!
A Muslim convert who blew himself up in a restaurant in a failed suicide attack was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years.
Nicky Reilly accidentally set off a home-made nail bomb in a toilet cubicle as he prepared to target dozens of innocent customers.
The 22-year-old, described as the "least cunning" person ever to have been charged with terrorism", injured only himself in the blast in May last year.
Reilly, of King Street, Plymouth, Devon, suffers from Asperger's syndrome and has learning difficulties.
He later pleaded guilty to attempted murder and preparing an act of terrorism.
Sentencing him at the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Calvert-Smith said: "The offence of attempted murder is aggravated by the fact that it was long-planned, that it had multiple intended victims and was intended to terrorise the population of this country. It was sheer luck or chance that it did not succeed in its objectives."
He blew his face up in the toilet - how poetic.