The fruits of multiculturalism.
Muslim extremists planned to blow up members of the English Defence League (EDL) as “retaliation” for blasphemy against Islam, a court heard today.
Six religious fanatics armed with a nail bomb, shotguns, swords and knives, travelled to Dewsbury, West Yorkshire to target an EDL rally last June.
However, the bungling would-be terrorists arrived two hours after the rally finished, but the Old Bailey was told today the six conspirators would have gone on to attack another rally by the far right group had they not been stopped.
Jewel Uddin, 27, Omar Mohammed Khan, 31, Mohammed Hasseen, 24, Anzal Hussain, 25, Mohammed Saud, 23, and Zohaib Ahmed, 22, admitted planning the attack at a hearing on April 30.
EDL leader Tommy Robinson and his deputy Kevin Carroll sat in the public gallery at the beginning of today’s two-day sentencing hearing.
Prosecutor Bobbie Cheema QC told the court: “In the months leading up to June 30, 2012 these six men, all ideologically committed to radical Islam, planned to execute a terrible vengeance on the English Defence League for what they perceived to be the EDL’s recent blasphemous words and actions against the Prophet Mohammed and Islam.