Three men - Tariq Al Daour, 21, Waseem Mughal, 24, and Younis Tsouli, 23 - have been jailed for inciting terrorism. Daour, who lived in West London, was born in the United Arab Emirates - he was sentenced to six and a half years at Woolwich Crown Court. British-born Waseem Mughal, who lived in Chatham, Kent, was sentenced to seven and a half years. Tsouli was born in Morocco, but he had just received permission to live in Britain indefinitely, before his arrest in October 2005. He lived in West London, and Judge Peter Openshaw sentenced him to 10 years' jail, with a recommendation for deportation at the end of his sentence.
Mughal and Tsouli had been charged with conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion, while Daour had been charged with fundraising offenses under the Terrorism Act 2000. The three were arrested on October 20 and 21, 2005. Mughal was accused on 8 counts, including having a recipe for making rocket propellants and also possessing a DVD of jihadist "martyrdom operations".
Tsouli also faced 8 charges. He was accused of having a video presentation on his computer showing how to make a car bomb, and also ws said to have had a picture presentation of various locations in Washington DC. All three were accused of credit card fraud, and al-Daour is accused of receiving money and assets knowing that they may be used in terrorism.
Their arrests were soon followed by arrests in Bosnia on October 23 and arrests in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 28 and October 29. In November 2005, it was revealed that some of the Danish suspects, who had been accused of plotting attacks against European targets, had email links with a man living in Bosnia, codenamed "Maximus", who had apparently been trying to recruit jihadists to fight in Iraq. The British terror suspects were hatching a plot to attack the White House in Washington DC, US. UK police believed one of the Danish detainees was involved with this plan. Tsouli had a slide-show of various locations in Washington DC on his computer.
The Danish suspects were all worshippers at the the same mosque in Copenhagen's Norrebo district, the "Islamic Congregation" which was headed by the late Abu Laban, the Palestinian-born cleric who had later campaigned to have the Danish cartoon crisis turned into an international affair.
The two people who had been arrested in Bosnia on October 23, 2005 were Cesur Abdulkadir, a Turkish national, and a Swedish citizen, Mirsad Bektasevic. Cesur Abdulkadir and Mirsad Bektasevic had been living in an apartment in the Sarajevo suburb of Ilidza, and had been arrested after a surveillance operation which had started in September and had originally included 10 people. Cesur and Bektasevic had arrived in Bosnia three weeks prior to their arrest.
There were two more arrests in Bosnia on November 19, 2005, and another Bosnian suspect was arrested on November 27, 2005. Additionally, the investigations in Bosnia had recovered suicide vests, about 30 kilograms, or 65 pounds, of high explosive, as well as exploding bullets and a machine pistol.
In May 2006 in Bosnia, three men (including Abdulkadir and Bektasevic) pleaded not guilty to plotting a terrorist attack. In Copyright
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