4 MUSLIMS given short sentences for planning another 9/11

Dubbed the ‘Masters of Death,’ these four MUSLIM terrorists were planning ‘bloodbaths’ at U.S. targets in Germany that would have dwarfed the 7/7 London tube attacks.

Ringleader Fritz Gelowicz was sentenced to 12 years, his German accomplice Daniel Schneider – both converts to Islam – was given 11 years and two other men were jailed for five years for their roles in a plot to detonate explosives 100 times more powerful than those used in the 2005 London bombings. (That’s ALL?)

The four men were known as the ‘Sauerland cell’, after the tourist region where they stockpiled massive amounts of chemicals for the bombs.

Ringleaders: Fritz Gelowicz, left, and accomplice Daniel Schneider

The four men were known as the ‘Sauerland cell’, after the tourist region where they stockpiled massive amounts of chemicals for the bombs.

In a rare move, prosecutors allowed the men to plea-bargain their guilt in return for what they hoped would be shorter sentences. Volker Brinkmann, prosecuting, said the gang ‘had planned a mass murder unrivalled in Germany’. He said: ‘They acted out of blind hatred for American soldiers.

‘It is terrible to think they enjoyed the concept of terror attacks that would have killed at least 150 soldiers as well as women and children. (Apparently, not too terrible based on the light sentences)

‘They appointed themselves masters over life and death.’ Gelowicz, Schneider and Turk Adem Yilmaz were captured in Sauerland in 2007 after stockpiling hydrogen peroxide, which can be used to make car bombs and other explosives. Turkish-German Attila Selek was later arrested in Turkey where he was to acquire the detonators for the bombs. He was extradited to Germany in 2008.

Turks Adem Yilmaz and Attila Selek were arrested in Turkey trying to acquire detonators

The cell were under surveillance by intelligence agents as they formulated their plan. Whenever they left their hideout, agents swapped the chemicals for water, rendering their plans useless.

All four men have given detailed accounts of their terrorist training at a camp in Pakistan’s ‘bandit country’ of Waziristan, as well as details of the U.S. bases they planned to target for the Islamic Jihadist Union (IJU).

The terror attacks were to take place in October 2007. Rolf Tophoven, director of the institute of terrorism research and security policy in Essen, said: ‘The confessions of the accused were the most comprehensive talks concerning terrorism ever heard in a German court of law. ‘They gave an exact description of what was going on in the terror training camps in Pakistan.’

The U.S. Air Force base at Ramstein, as well as discos, restaurants and nightclubs used by service personnel in the area were written down as potential targets. In what was described as the biggest surveillance operation in Germany post-war history, police found the three suspects as they were preparing 730 litres of what they thought was hydrogen peroxide liquid. It would have created around 410kg of explosives – 100 times the amount used in 2005 tube bombings.

Federal prosecutor Rainer Griesbaum said: ‘We now know how recruitment works, how people are smuggled into the Afghan-Pakistani border region and how the training takes place.’ UK DAILY MAIL

And thanks to the leniency of the sentence, they’ll probably be out in a few years to plan another attack.

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