The Blackburn Walt Jihadists

#1
I bet the judge couldn't help but laugh :wink:

Two brothers who called themselves 'The Blackburn Resistance' and filmed al-Qaeda style propaganda in a park have been convicted of terrorist offences.

Abbas Iqbal, 24, gathered a stockpile of weapons at the family home in Blackburn, while his brother, Ilyas, 23, studied and compiled information on guerrilla warfare.

Abbas was found guilty of dissemination of terrorist publications and preparing for acts of terrorism, while Ilyas was convicted of possession of a document likely to be useful to a terrorist.

A third man, Muhammad Ahmad, 26, was cleared of preparing for an act of terrorism.

Abbas was sentenced to two years in jail for dissemination of terrorist material and one year for preparation for acts of terrorism, to run concurrently.

He has already served two and a half years on remand and will be released shortly.

Ilyas was sentenced to 18 months for possession of a document likely to be useful to a terrorist but was released immediately as he too had spent two and a half years on remand.
Passing sentence, Judge Andrew Gilbert QC said: "You fancied yourself as a fighter for the cause, but the truth is you were a very low-grade one.

"It would be wrong to pass a long sentence on someone who is obviously more taken with the vanity than the reality."

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK...And_Filmed_Video_Convicted_Of_Terror_Offences
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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#3
I wonder if the judge will still be laughing if it turns out he's inadvertently motivated this individual to be more than just a walt.
 
#4
Alpha72 said:
stockpiled weapons? Could have been serious if they went "mumbai"
Watch the video clips on the Sky news report and you'll see how ridiculous these clowns are :lol:

p.s... it does not confirm the weapons were live firearms, so i presume they are replicas, due to the fact they were not convicted of any firearm offences from the news report?
 
#5
dangerousdave said:
Alpha72 said:
stockpiled weapons? Could have been serious if they went "mumbai"
Watch the video clips on the Sky news report and you'll see how ridiculous these clowns are :lol:

p.s... it does not confirm the weapons were live firearms, so i presume they are replicas, due to the fact they were not conviced of any firearm offences from the news report?
Now that Ive watched said videos Im enclined to agree... flipping space cadets!
Must have been replicas and blades.
 
#6
FORMER_FYRDMAN said:
I wonder if the judge will still be laughing if it turns out he's inadvertently motivated this individual to be more than just a walt.
I liked their choice of dress for court - they looked like they were attending an Osama Bin Laden look a like convention :lol:
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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#8
I remember seeing similar IRA 'training' footage - I think it's a mistake to write them off; they're ignorant and untrained but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're lacking in commitment or wouldn't be dangerous with someone with a bit of nous to direct them. At the very least they seem stupid enough to be talked into something if the talker was smart enough.
 
#9
Granted, never say never etc etc but they really don't strike me as the sort that could get through basic. Maybe the white lad might. Just my impressions.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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#10
But then strapping the world's supply of explosive to yourself with the intent to detonate is not a rational or intelligent act.
 
#11
No no you do not read me. I'm guessing (I admit) from body language and a myriad of other nebulous metaphysical factors that the mongs in the video probably lack the mettle and fortitude to even make it past grooming to implementation, bar perhaps the white one.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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#12
Fair enough but my point is that we'd be foolish to test it. Sooner or later we will be proved wrong.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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#14
Let's agree to disagree - I'm not laughing and I think these guys should be slammed and slammed hard.
 
#15
Or is just me who was reminded of....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Z_b-06BDk

But..... real firearms aren't THAT hard to get hold of, and it doesn't take too much nous to be able to say 'See you at Bluewater at 3, wear a burkha'. Dunblane and Hungerford were the actions of single 'unhinged' characters, a few nutcases with black market MACs could seriously screw up everyone's morning.
 
#16
I'm not sure how much damage can be caused by airsoft and rubber blades but he might have an eye out if he's not careful!!
 
#17
cometcatcher said:
Or is just me who was reminded of....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Z_b-06BDk

But..... real firearms aren't THAT hard to get hold of, and it doesn't take too much nous to be able to say 'See you at Bluewater at 3, wear a burkha'. Dunblane and Hungerford were the actions of single 'unhinged' characters, a few nutcases with black market MACs could seriously screw up everyone's morning.
excuse me but, Labour have banned guns therefore there is no gun crime or the possibility of some islamic nutjob going postal. :WINK:
 

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#19
No_Duff said:
cometcatcher said:
Or is just me who was reminded of....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Z_b-06BDk

But..... real firearms aren't THAT hard to get hold of, and it doesn't take too much nous to be able to say 'See you at Bluewater at 3, wear a burkha'. Dunblane and Hungerford were the actions of single 'unhinged' characters, a few nutcases with black market MACs could seriously screw up everyone's morning.
excuse me but, Labour have banned guns therefore there is no gun crime or the possibility of some islamic nutjob going postal. :WINK:
Have they banned waterproof coats as well? :WINK:
 

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