#Birmingham #Jihadists plotted to cause maximum carnage in name of Allah, court is told #Casuals #EDL

Three Birmingham men masterminded a suicide bombing campaign involving eight simultaneous explosions in crowded places, a court has heard.

No target was set for the would-be rucksack bombers but they were allegedly recorded bragging about planning ‘another 9/11’.

Woolwich Crown Court heard that the ‘Jihadists’ had plotted to cause “as much carnage as they could in the name of Allah”.

The prosecution opened the case yesterday against Irfan Naseer, 31, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali, both 27, who deny all the terrorism charges.

The jury was told the unemployed men were secretly recorded by anti-terror cops saying the attack would be bigger than 7/7, which killed 52 people.

The three are charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts between Christmas Day 2010 and September 19 2011.

Pharmaceutical graduate Naseer, from Doris Road, Sparkbrook, is charged with five different offences. He was awarded a degree from Aston University in 2003 and was known as ‘Big Irfan or Chubbs’.

Unemployed security guard Khalid, of Timbers Way, Sparkbrook, faces four counts under section five of the Terrorism Act.

Former charity worker Ashik Ali, aged 27, from White Street, Sparkbrook, faces three different offences.

Irfan Naseer and Irfan Khalid, are also alleged to have received terror training in tribal areas of Pakistan in 2009 and again in 2011, where they were said to have been schooled in the use of IEDs, firearms and poisons.

The two men are also accused of recruiting others for terrorism.

The three men are also all accused of trying to coordinate eight suicide bomb explosions in the UK and fundraising for terrorism.

In one secret recording where the men discussed the 7/7 attacks on London, Naseer allegedly said the bombers did not “cause enough damage” and should have used nails as shrapnel to kill more people.

The three men were all arrested in Birmingham last November by officers from West Midlands Police’s Counter Terrorism Unit, along with eight other men and one woman. The court heard that police had been watching them since July 2011 and had bugged a VW Passat and Honda Civic car with listening probes as well as Ali’s council flat in White Street, Sparkbrook.

Prosecutor Brian Altman QC told the court: “The police successfully disrupted a plan to commit an act or acts of terrorism on a scale potentially greater than the London bombings in July 2005, had it been allowed to run its course. The defendants were proposing to detonate up to eight rucksack bombs in a suicide attack and/or to detonate bombs on timers in crowded areas in order to cause mass deaths and casualties.”

Mr Altman added: “These three were the central figures in the plot. Two of them (Naseer and Khalid) had been to Pakistan for training in terrorism in the (FATA) Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

“They sought to share and spread their knowledge in Birmingham. They also recorded martyr videos in Pakistan that would have been released after their deaths.”

Describing the defendants as motivated Jihadists, Mr Altman said they had been influenced by the Yemeni-based extremist Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a US drone attack just 12 days after the men were arrested.

The jury were played recordings from al-Awlaki, which the prosecution say were heard playing inside the house in White Street.

The court was told that videos that referred to the 9/11 attacks, the 7/7 London bombings and Osama Bin Laden were also recovered from the men.

In referring to the 7/7 attacks, Naseer is allegedly picked up on recording devices saying the attacks had “gone a bit wrong.” He is said to have added: “They didn’t do much damage because they had forgotten to put nails in the bombs.”

Mr Altman said: “Each made a deliberate decision to become a terrorist following what they believed to be the right path.”

He also told the court that the three men had been instrumental in sending four young Birmingham men to Pakistan for terror training.

The secret listening probes also picked up conversations where the three men discussed a plan to fit blades onto a car and to drive them into groups of people, Mr Altman said.

They also allegedly spoke about assault rifles, grenades and chemical mixtures for explosive devices.

The men also bought a sport injury ice pack and were recorded trying to develop a bomb by wrongly thinking it contained ammonium nitrate, the court was told.

Mr Altman claimed the men also talked about opening a Dawah Shop – for those wanting to learn more about Islam – as a “beautiful cover” to recruit people for terrorism.

The jury was told that the finer details of when the attacks would take place and the intended targets had not been discussed before police made the arrests.

The trial continues and is expected to last eight weeks.

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Nine men from #Rochdale charged after child sex grooming probe #Casuals #EDL

More people arrested for sexual exploitation of children in Rochdale, something needs to be done and fast before it happens to more vulnerable young girls!

Nine  men have been charged following an investigation into child grooming in Rochdale.

The charges relate to child exploitation offences committed separately against one teenage girl in the Rochdale area by different men between 2008 and 2009.

The men, who are all from Asian and African backgrounds, were arrested in May.

Freddy Kendakumana, 26, of Illminster, Rochdale has been charged with three counts of rape, attempted rape and four counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 7 November 2012.

Roheez Khan, 26, of Ashfield Road, Rochdale has been charged with ten counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on the 8 November 2012.

Chola Chansa, 32, of Illminster, Rochdale has been charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 9 November 2012.

Ali Asghar Hussain Shah, 39, of Lyefield Walk, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 22 November 2012.

Anjam Masood, 30, of Marne Crescent, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 21 November 2012.

Asrar Haider, 38, of Chamber House Drive, Castleton, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 21 November 2012.

Abdul Huk, 36, of Ouldfield Close, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 23 November 2012.

Mohammed Rafiq, 31, of Allington, Freehold, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 5 December 2012.

Mohammed Ali, 27, of Exbury, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 6 December 2012.

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#Accrington Drug Dealer #Jailed for 5yrs 5mths #Casuals #EDL

Pupils helped bring dealer to justice

Jailed: Wasim Ali

Two schoolchildren who found a dealer’s drug stash have been praised by detectives for helping to bring him to justice.

The quick-thinking youngsters acted after finding 129 wraps of crack cocaine in a yellow tub hidden in undergrowth on waste land off Clifton Street in Accrington.

After hiding the tub at another location, they called in police.

When Wasim Ali and two other men turned up to collect the drugs they could not find them and were arrested by police.

Ali was this week jailed for five years and five months at Burnley Crown Court. After the hearing, DC Eugene Swift, of Blackburn CID, praised the actions of the youngsters.

He said: “This significant seizure was a direct result of information received from young members of the public, and due to their actions these drugs will now not find their way onto the streets of to cause harm and misery to others.

“This is an example of how members of the public can help us in the battle against drugs.”

The court heard how Ali, his younger brother Aqeeb Ali and friend Saqib Ali had hidden the stash before it was found by the youngsters in January last year.

Sara Dodd, prosecuting, said police moved in to arrest the three men when they came to pick up the drugs and realised that they were gone.

The court hear that the men had spotted an undercover police officer DC Eugene Swift and headed back to their hired Vauxhall Corsa.

An officer caught up with Wasim Ali as he reached the car where he pulled out a bag filled with small white sacks with the appearance of crack cocaine which he started to put in his mouth.

Wasim Ali tried to run away – still putting items from the bag in his mouth – when he was tackled to the ground by a police officer who tried to stop him from swallowing, the court heard.

Wasim Ali’s two co defendents tried to free him by putting DC Swift in a “choke hold” and hitting him on the back of the head before running off, said Miss Dodd.

Wasim then told DC Swift “You don’t have to keep me down. I won’t run. It’s all gone”, the court heard.

Officers later discovered a set of weighing scales, an open plastic wrap and scissors in the hired car.

Wasim Ali, 23, and Aqeeb Ali, 18, both of Richmond Hill Street, Accrington, and Saqib Ali, 26, of Willows Lane, Accrington all pleaded guilty to possessing class A drugs with intent to supply and obstructing a police officer.

Wasim Ali also pleaded guilty to being concerned with supplying a controlled drug relating to a separate incident in September last year.

Mr Strong, defending Wasim, said he was supplying the drugs to pay off a £20,000 debt after damaging a car.

Nathan Moxon, for Aqeeb, said he did it out of “nativity and misguided loyalty” to his older brother Wasim.

Martin Hackett, defending Saqib, said he was only the car driver and had “no wider knowledge of the enterprise”.

Wasim Ali was jailed for five years and five months.

Aqeeb and Saqib Ali were both sentenced to 52-weeks in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work.

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Usman Yasin who beat an 81 year old woman is freed from jail after just 5 days!!! #Casuals #EDL

Road-rage driver jailed for 16 weeks after beating pensioner, 81, over her ‘slow driving’ appeals sentence and is freed on bail after serving just FIVE DAYS!

Usman Yasin, 30, pictured laughing as he attended an earlier court appearance, has been released from jail on unconditional bail while he awaits the verdict of his appeal

  • Fast food delivery driver was jailed after hitting pensioner who told him to watch his language when he swore at her for driving too slowly
  • Court had heard Yasin called her a ‘stupid f****** bitch’ and ‘an old cow’
  • Usman Yasin lodged application for bail as part of appeal and was granted it
  • Depending on outcome of appeal, he could return to prison

A driver who was jailed for beating up an elderly woman who told him to watch his language has been freed on bail after serving just five days.

Usman Yasin, 30, received a 16-week sentence after being found guilty of hitting 81-year-old Patricia Pearson after she covered his mouth to stop him swearing at her for driving too slowly.

The disabled pensioner suffered horrific injuries during the attack in June this year and told the police the the ordeal had left her feeling ‘vulnerable’.

But now she is outraged after her attacker, who has lodged an appeal against his conviction, was granted unconditional bail while he awaits the verdict.

Mrs Pearson said: ‘I’m really fuming about the whole thing – it beggars belief. It is a farce and the law in this country is nothing but an ass.’

Mrs Pearson, a former school cleaner from Birkenhead, said her attacker’s release on unconditional bail – which means there are no restrictions on his freedom – was ‘an absolute disgrace’.

Yasin was jailed on October 10 after Burton Magistrates’ Court heard he hit Mrs Pearson due to her alleged slow driving.

The victim sustained injuries including a cut on her forehead and top lip, and grazes to her face, cheek and elbow following the incident in Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire.

Mrs Pearson said she still suffered pain in her lips and neck, as well as psychological trauma and Magistrates dismissed Yasin’s claim of self-defence.

However, following a hearing at Stafford Crown Court, Yasin lodged an application for bail as part of his appeal and it was granted.
Mrs Pearson added: ‘Who pays for this? The people of Burton. It’s beyond belief, it really is.

Patricia Pearson, 81, suffered horrific injuries in the attack as she drove to visit her husband at a care home

Brutal: Mrs Pearson had a gash in her forehead and cuts and grazes on her body

‘If he gets off I will get myself a lawyer. He’s not going to get away with it. There’s no way. ‘All I want is justice.’

The court had previously heard that the fast food delivery driver had become incensed when he became stuck behind Mrs Pearson – who had been driving to visit her husband in a care home.

He pulled in front of her and braked sharply, before Mrs Pearson got out her car and approached the passenger side of his Peugeot 206.

All Saints road in Burton, Staffordshire, where the road rage incident took place

Mrs Pearson was subjected to a barrage of abuse by Yasin when she got out of her car.

Mrs Pearson leaned in to cover Yasin’s mouth to stop him using foul language towards her, causing him to lash out.

Prosecutor Michael Taylor earlier said: ‘The defendant called her a ‘stupid f***ing bitch’ and ‘an old cow’.

‘She was incensed by it and leaned in to the car, leaned forward and put the palm of her hand to his face, mouth and nose.’She said “mind your language”.

‘A witness saw him deliver a back-handed slap to Mrs Pearson which appeared to connect with considerable force.

‘Her glasses were thrown 15-20 feet down the road. She then felt two scratches down her face which started bleeding.’

Speaking since the application for appeal, Yasin’s solicitor, Ifran Mohammed, confirmed that the defendant had ordered a legal challenge against his conviction and sentence.

‘He’s instructed us to appeal and we believe there are grounds to appeal,’ he said.

‘The conviction was against the weight of the evidence adduced. There was more than reasonable doubt.

‘A lot of the witnesses were in his favour, including one of the Crown’s. Another said he did not witness any assault.’

Magistrates previously dismissed Yasin’s claim of self-defence

Mr Mohammed said Yasin also thought a jail term was ‘excessive’ because he was person of good character.

Asked what he would say to those who criticised his client’s appeal and release on unconditional bail, the solicitor said: ‘We went through the legal process.

‘He was found guilty, which we respect and understand, but he’s also got a right to appeal if he does not believe in the court’s decision. He’s exercised that right.

‘We are sorry Mrs Pearson was injured but we believe there are grounds for appeal.’ Depending on the outcome of the appeal, Yasin could return to prison.

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3 Men on trial today for ‘planned mass suicide attack’ #Casuals #EDL

Three Birmingham men have gone on trial accused of planning a bomb campaign prosecutors say may have been bigger than the 7 July London attacks.

Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali have denied terrorism charges.

The men are accused of planning a mass suicide bomb campaign that could have led to eight rucksack bombs being used against multiple targets in the UK.

The accused are Irfan Naseer, 31, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali, both 27.

The men, appearing at Woolwich Crown Court, deny engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.

The terror charges relate to the period between December 2010 and September 2011.

‘Suicide videos’
Mr Naseer, from the Sparkhill area of Birmingham, and Mr Khalid, from the Sparkbrook area, are also accused of preparing for acts of terrorism by receiving training in Pakistan.

The jury were told by prosecutors that the pair had recorded suicide videos in Pakistan that would have been played to the world had their plot been completed.

Opening the prosecution case, Brian Altman QC said that the police had “successfully disrupted a plan to commit an act or acts of terrorism on a scale potentially greater than the London bombings in July 2005”, which killed 52 people.

“The defendants were proposing to detonate up to eight rucksack bombs in a suicide attack and/or to detonate bombs on timers in crowded areas in order to cause mass deaths and casualties.”

One of the men allegedly described the plans as “another 9/11”.

Mr Naseer and Mr Khalid returned from Pakistan in July 2011, the court heard, and Mr Ali provided them with a “safe house” in which they could experiment with chemicals. Investigators placed a listening device inside that flat – and two more in vehicles used by the men. The recordings of the mens’ conversations will form the heart of the prosecution.

Mr Altman told the jury that 12 people were eventually arrested last September and six men had pleaded guilty to preparing for acts of terrorism. Four of those were men who had been recruited to travel to Pakistan with the intent of receiving terrorism training. Two others had pleaded guilty to helping with fund raising.

The court heard that one of the men who had pleaded guilty, Rahin Ahmed, had taken charge of more than £13,000 which had been raised by the group when they posed as legitimate charity workers. The men tricked Muslims in Birmingham into handing over cash saying that it was going to Muslim Aid, a well-known bona fide charity, and a local Islamic school.

Ahmed banked the cash and invested it in online foreign exchange trading in an effort to make a profit. The court heard he lost £9,000. The charity and the school were given approximately £2,500 between them.

Mr Altman said the men were “jihadists” and “extremists” who were influenced by an al-Qaeda affiliated preacher, Anwar al-Awlaki.

The preacher was killed in a drone strike in Yemen shortly after the arrest of the three men.

The trial continues.

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Murder-charge Marines released

Five Royal Marines charged with murder following an incident in Afghanistan have been released from custody.

The marines had been held in military custody since their arrest earlier this month in connection with the killing of an insurgent.

After a behind-closed-doors hearing at Colchester Military Court Centre, Judge Jeff Blackett released them back to their units with restrictions placed on their movements.

Reporting restrictions preventing the men’s identification were extended to a hearing at Bulford Military Court in Wiltshire on November 5.

Following the hearing, the marines were ushered out of a back door into a blacked-out car.

All five are charged with the murder of an unknown Afghan national on or about September 15 last year.

The case relates to the death of a man during an engagement with an insurgent. No civilians were involved.

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