Ok I get that these guys all hate us and want to kill just enough of us that it doesn’t interfere too much with state benefits. But what I don’t get is, why do they all have to dress like Wee WIllie Winkie.
By Tom Kelly
PUBLISHED: 01:03 GMT, 23 October 2012 | UPDATED: 01:03 GMT, 23 October 2012
Link: Extremist Abu Qatada is connected to fundamentalists who were foiled as they planned to launch a string of terror attacks in Jordan
Hate preacher Abu Qatada – who is appealing against deportation from Britain – is linked to fundamentalists accused of plotting a ‘second 9/11’, it emerged yesterday.
The extremist cleric is the spiritual leader of Jordan’s banned Salafi network which is accused of planning a string of suicide strikes in the country’s capital, Amman, on tourist hotels, shopping malls and the British and US embassies.
Homes belonging to UK diplomats and ex-pats were also targets.
The plot was foiled at the weekend by the Jordanian authorities who swooped on 11 cell members accused of smuggling weapons and explosives from Syria for the attack.
Qatada spoke by phone to the group’s leader in Jordan just two months before the start of the plot.
Jordanian security officials said several of those seized were members of the Salafi movement, which brands other Muslims who do not follow its hardline theology as infidels.
The cell had adopted the ‘ideology of Al Qaeda’ and nicknamed its plot as ‘9/11 the second,’ it was alleged.
A Jordanian spokesman said: ‘They were plotting deadly terror attacks on vital institutions.’
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