“Directly to the EDL the document says ‘We love death more than you love life. The penalty for blasphemy (of Allah and his messenger Muhammad) is death’ and later, ‘You are a people who are worse than animals.”
This Islamic group had the same intention as the London jihad beheader: to slaughter EDL Leader Tommy Robinson in the same way. If not for a routine traffic stop ..... these Muslims had homemade bombs, two shotguns, machetes and knives.
Notice that the same rhetoric is used by Muslims in their jihad against Israel. It's all of a piece -- it's the same war, the same motive, the same ideology.
The London beheader said the same thing, " "We want to start a war in London tonight."
"An Islamic terror group planned to spark a race war on the streets of Britain by bombing a rally of the English Defence League (EDL), a court heard." By Tom Whitehead, The Telegraph, June 6, 2013Photo: PA
The gang of six Birmingham fanatics plotted to attack the demonstration with homemade bombs, guns and knives and possibly wanted to assassinate EDL leader Tommy Robinson.
The al-Qaeda inspired men have all pleaded guilty to plot, which was only narrowly averted by their own incompetence and sheer luck.
It also emerged one of the men had been under watch by MI5.
Opening the case at the start of a sentencing hearing at the Old Bailey today, Bobbie Cheema QC, prosecuting, said had their plan succeeded it would have caused lasting damage to racial tensions.
She told the court the group wanted to “execute a terrible vengeance” on the EDL for what they perceived as blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed.