Thursday, July 13, 2006

British police searching the home of a Muslim terror suspect found an Islamic book called Jihad and Martyrs

The Argus:

Jawad Akbar, 22, is accused of plotting to plant a massive fertiliser bomb in the UK.

Detectives raided his home in Crawley, on March 30, 2004, after months of surveillance by M15, the court heard and found books entitled Death Paradise Hellfire and Jihad and Martyrs.

Cassettes labelled Jihad in Afghanistan, contained sermons from an Islamic cleric.

Others were simply entitled Hell.

Akbar is one of seven British Muslims accused of being part of an al-Qaida cell.

He is alleged to have trained in a terror camp in Pakistan before returning to the UK to gather materials for a bomb.

Photographs were also discovered at Akbar's home showing children being educated in the use of land mines and weaponry.

The seven men allegedly bought 600kg of agricultural fertiliser from Bodle Brothers in Burgess Hill to be used as an explosive.

A bank statement belonging to Omar Kyham, 24, was found at Akbar's house, on which the number for Bodle Brothers had been written.

The court has heard how the group had discussed possible targets including Kent's Bluewater shopping centre.

Four of the men, Akbar, Khyam, Waheed Mahmood, 34 and Shujah-Ud-Din Mahmood, 19, are from Crawley. The other three defendants are Anthony Garcia, 24, from Essex; Nabeel Hussain, 20, from Horley; and Salahuddin Amin, 31, from Luton.

All seven deny conspiracy with others to cause an explosion likely to endanger life or injure property between January 1, 2003 and March 31, 2004.

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