Islamist Terror Gang Jailed

From Mirror:
Five members of an Islamist terror cell who called for a bomb attack on shoppers in Oxford Street have been jailed.

Ziaur Rahman arranged meetings in a marquee in his back garden to host the Luton branch of the banned terror group Al-Muhajiroun, led by jailed hate preacher Anjem Choudary .

The events attracted up to 100 people, including children, and featured speeches calling for gay people to be thrown from buildings.

One of the meetings was held on the anniversary of the 7/7 bombings .

In another Mohammed Choudry, 23, spoke of “40 trucks driving down Oxford Street full of explosives”.

An undercover officer attended up to 120 meetings, gathering evidence.

Rahman, 39, Mohammed Alamgir, 37, Rajib Khan, 38, and Yousaf Bashir, 36, from Luton, Beds, were yesterday jailed for up to six years. Choudry of Maidenhead, Berks, was jailed for four years.

Met Commander Dean Haydon said the men had been “infecting young minds”.

Judge Topolski QC paid tribute to the undercover officer, who infiltrated the group and attended as many as 120 meetings and gatherings between March 2014 and November 2015.

"Displaying considerable resourcefulness and even greater courage, he infiltrated the group and, over 20 months, was able to records speeches, classes and, crucially, meetings held by the group," the judge said.

He added that Kamal found that, even in private settings, talk of extremism "the vast majority of their conversations to the point where they spoke of little else."

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