Thursday, July 19, 2012
Britain: Muslims who forged a terror plot to plant peroxide and bleach bombs in Jewish areas
Shasta Khan, 38, and her husband Mohammed, 33, became Islamic terrorists intent on plotting to murder members of the Jewish community on British soil. A court heard that the couple planned to use chapati flour, bleach and Christmas tree lights to make a bomb and carried out reconnaissance for targets. Their activities were discovered only by chance when police were called to a domestic disturbance at their terraced home in Oldham. Officers who searched the property discovered propaganda glorifying Osama Bin Laden, guides to bomb-making and a video from 2004 of British hostage Ken Bigley being beheaded in Iraq. British-born Shasta Khan, who has an 18-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, screamed and wept as she was convicted of engaging in preparation for terrorism and two counts of possessing information useful for terrorism. Her husband had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to preparation for acts of terrorism. Manchester Crown Court heard that the Khans met on the Single Muslim dating site in July 2010.