Another four Pakistani Muslims living in Britain have been convicted of planning a street massacre—the latest in a long line of such arrests which total more than 530 over the last two years.
The latest four, named as Naweed Ali, 29, and Khobaib Hussain, 25, both from Birmingham, and Mohibur Rahman, 33, and Tahir Aziz, 38, from Stoke-on-Trent, were convicted of planning terrorist acts between May and August 2016. Ali, Hussain and Rahman have previous terrorism convictions.
Their plan aimed to murder members of the police or military using a pipe bomb and machete.
Three of the men called themselves the “three musketeers” as they exchanged encrypted messages on the app Telegram as part of their conspiracy.
Counter-terrorism officials believe it is one of the most significant plots they have thwarted in the past year.
The defence had asked for the trial to be postponed after the 22 March terrorist attack on Westminster, arguing it could prejudice the jury. During the course of the trial the Manchester Arena was bombed and the London Bridge terrorist attack took place.
The men were arrested on 26 August 2016 after a bag of weapons, including a pipe bomb, an air pistol and a machete with the word kafir (unbeliever) scratched on it, were found under the driver’s seat of Ali’s car. In Aziz’s car they found a samurai sword bought from a sex shop in Stoke for £20.
The court heard the bag was discovered in the course of a sting operation, in which West Midlands police and MI5 set up a fake courier company in Birmingham and hired Ali and Hussain. The bag was found as MI5 attempted to bug Ali’s car on his first day in the job.
The prosecution said the four defendants were likely to have been planning an imminent “Lee Rigby-style” attack on a police or military target, but the details were unclear as they had taken extreme care to avoid surveillance.
The pipe bomb and shotgun cartridges seized by police.
Earlier this year, it was revealed in a Home Office report on the use of police powers under the Terrorism Act, that there had been 260 terror-related arrests in 2016, and 282 arrests in 2015, and at the time of the Ariana Grande Manchester bombing, the number of potential terrorists being watched in the UK had reached nearly 3,500.
In addition, at least 400 Muslims have returned to the UK from Syria after fighting for ISIS in that country, the report added.
With such vast numbers at work, combined with the ongoing mass Third World invasion of Britain, the security services are sooner, rather than later, going to be overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of nonwhite, Muslim terrorists at work.
This fact is a mathematical certainty, unless the nonwhite invasion is not only halted, but also reversed.