Dewsbury EDL terror plot

The sentencing begins today for six men who have pleaded guilty to preparing to carry out an attack on a rally of the right wing group the English Defence League in Dewsbury.

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Islamic extremists to be sentenced

Six Islamic extremists will be sentenced today for planning a murderous attack on an English Defence League rally in West Yorkshire.

The men, who have already been warned that they face "significant custody", only failed in their deadly plan because the gathering in Dewsbury last summer finished earlier than expected.

Jewel Uddin, 27, Omar Mohammed Khan, 31, Mohammed Hasseen, 24, Anzal Hussain, 25, Mohammed Saud, 23, and Zohaib Ahmed, 22, all from Birmingham, are all due to appear at the Old Bailey today.

Video: Extremists admit terror plot

Six islamic extremists have admitted their part in a plot to cause carnage at a rally for the far right English Defence League in Dewsbury.

An arsenal of weapons including two bombs were found by stunned officers in the boot of their car at a police compound in Sheffield.

It had been stopped on the M1 in South Yorkshire because it didn't have any insurance. The investigation that followed uncovered the gang's plan to launch an attack on the rally. It only failed because the EDL went home early. Chris Kiddey reports.

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Praise for traffic officer who foiled plot

The gang who plotted to attack an EDL rally in Dewsbury were well armed and intended to kill, according to Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale from West Midlands Police.

He said the fact that they were caught was a testament to one South Yorkshire traffic officer, who had just as much part to play in anti-terrorism as any specialist.

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Weapons found in car used by EDL attack plotters

A search of a car that was impounded after two members of a conspiracy to attack an EDL rally in West Yorkshire were pulled over, found an arsenal of weapons.

Two shotguns, swords, knives, a nail bomb containing 458 pieces of shrapnel, and a partially assembled pipe bomb were discovered.

Multiple weapons were found in a search of a car. Credit: Police Handout

The nail bomb was an 18-inch (46cm) long rocket which had been stuffed with shrapnel and was to be powered by explosives taken from at least two large fireworks.

A rocket had been stuffed with shrapnel. Credit: Police Handout
Nails and ball bearings
Nails and ball bearings Credit: Police Handout

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The men who admitted plotting a EDL rally attack

Six men have admitted plotting to attack an English Defence League rally in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, last June.

Omar Khan, Mohammed Khan, Mohammed Hasseen, Anzal Hussain, Mohammed Saud, Zohaib Ahmed and Jewel Uddin admitted preparing an act of terrorism between May 1 and July 4.

Read: EDL terror attack plot: Six men plead guilty

Anzal Hussain
Anzal Hussain Credit: Police Handout
Mohammed Saud
Mohammed Saud Credit: Police Handout
Mohammed Hasseen
Mohammed Hasseen Credit: Police Handout
Omar Khan Credit: Police Handout
Zohaib Ahmed
Zohaib Ahmed
Jewel Uddin
Jewel Uddin Credit: Police Handout
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Terror attack plotters call Queen 'female devil' in letter

Letters found in the car of Birmingham-based terrorist plotters planning to bomb an EDL march call the Queen a 'female devil.'

This is a message to the enemies of Allah and his messenger. This is a message to the kafir (non-believer) female devil and self-proclaimed Queen Elizabeth and her accursed jubilee, fooling a nation of blind sheep to your self-proclaimed royalty and majesty.

– Letter from EDL terror attack plotters

The document also makes references to the EDL directly.

To the EDL (English Drunkards League). O enemies of Allah! We have heard and seen you openly insulting the final Messenger of Allah... you should know that for every action there is a reaction.

Today is a day of retaliation (especially) for your blasphemy of Allah and his Messenger Muhammad. We love death more than you love life. The penalty for blasphemy of Allah and his Messenger Muhammad is death.

What we did today was a direct retaliation of your insulting of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and also in retaliation of your crusade against Islam/Muslims on a global scale.

– Letter from EDL terror attack plotters
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