Tuesday, April 30, 2013

EDL Terror Attack Plot: Six Men Plead Guilty

A planned terror attack - possibly aimed at assassinating English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson - only failed because the rally being targeted finished earlier than planned and the would-be attackers turned up late.

Six islamist extremists from the Birmingham area have pleaded guilty to plotting the attack on an EDL march in the West Yorkshire town of Dewsbury last June.

Omar Mohammed Khan, 28, Mohammed Hasseen, 23, Anzal Hussain, 24, Mohammed Saud, 22, and Zohaib Ahmed, 22, and Jewel Uddin, 27, all British nationals, pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court.

West Midlands Police have defended their actions surrounding the case, after it emerged one of the men involved had been under surveillance in connection with another terrorist plot.

The group planned to ambush EDL marchers using shotguns, explosives, knives and swords.