Sep 7 2009
Plot was on a larger scale than 9/11. ALL 3 GUILTY MUSLIMS filmed suicide martyrdom videos.
Three British Islamic extremists were today found guilty of conspiring to murder thousands in an unprecedented airline bomb plot. Abdulla Ahmed Ali was responsible for the most complex and daring UK-based terrorist conspiracy of modern times. The 28-year-old, along with two other men, had planned to detonate home-made liquid bombs in suicide attacks on transatlantic aircraft bound for major North American cities. With thousands killed in the air and on the ground, the explosions would have exceeded the carnage of the September 11 attacks.
Abdulla Ahmed Ali was the leader of the east London Al Qaeda-inspired terror cell. Assad Sarwar, 29, and Tanvir Hussain, 28, were also convicted of conspiracy to commit mass-murder. The trio was accused, along with five others, of conspiracy to murder by smuggling bombs disguised as soft drinks on board planes between January 1 and August 11, 2006.
Abdulla Ahmed Ali, along with Hussain and Sarwar, was previously found guilty of conspiracy to murder involving liquid bombs – but that jury could not decide whether the three men’s plans extended to detonating the devices on planes.Now this second jury has decided that such a terror plot did exist. Counter-terrorist police, the security services and prosecutors spent more than £35million foiling the plot and bringing the would-be bombers to justice.
British-born Abdulla Ahmed Ali, of Walthamstow, was inspired by the July 7 bombers and Osama Bin Laden and considered taking his baby son on his suicide mission. He planned to smuggle homemade bombs disguised as soft drinks on to passenger jets run by United Airlines, American Airlines and Air Canada.
The hydrogen peroxide devices would have been assembled and detonated in mid-air by a team of suicide bombers. He singled out seven flights to San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal, Washington, New York and Chicago that departed within two-and-a-half hours of each other. Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic would have been left powerless to stop the destruction once the first bomb exploded.
Police said the plot was drawn up in Pakistan with detailed instructions passed to Abdulla Ahmed Ali during frequent trips to its lawless border with Afghanistan. Officers believe a mystery Al Qaeda bombmaker was responsible for the ingenious liquid bomb design, concealed within 500ml Oasis or Lucozade bottles.
Surveillance teams watched Abdulla Ahmed Ali on his return to Britain as he assembled his terror cell, gathered materials and identified targets. Undercover officers looked on as the unemployed former shop worker used cash to purchase a £138,000 second-floor flat in Forest Road, Walthamstow.They planted a secret bug that revealed it had been converted into a bomb factory where Abdulla Ahmed Ali met others to construct the bombs.
In his video Abdulla Ahmed Ali warned the British public to expect ‘floods of martyr operations’ that would leave body parts scattered in the streets.
Abdulla Ahmed Ali described himself as the leader of the ‘blessed operation’ to cause carnage and to teach non-Muslims ‘a lesson that they will never forget.’ On his arrest, he was found to be carrying an elaborate and damning blueprint for the plot scrawled in a battered pocket diary.
He was watched as he used public phone boxes, mobile phones and anonymous email accounts to keep in touch with mystery terrorist controllers in Pakistan. Airport security arrangements and details of flights, including the seven highlighted services, were discovered on a computer memory stick in another pocket. Counter-terrorist police believe he finalised the terrorist attack strategy during a six-month trip to Pakistan in 2005. UK DAILY MAIL