Six plead guilty to EDL plot

Six Islamic extremists have pleaded guilty to plotting a deadly attack on an English Defence League rally.

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Police had been following Uddin for nine months

Counter terrorism officers had EDL attack plotter Jewel Uddin under surveillance for nine months before his arrest because of his links to other extremist groups.

Uddin was linked to the 11-man Birmingham terror cell jailed last week for plotting to detonate bombs across the UK.

He regularly played football with members of the terror cell led by Irfan Naseer and Irfan Khalid, who were secretly taped by police promising 'another 9/11'.

Police had been monitoring Jewel Uddin for several months before his arrest
Police had been monitoring Jewel Uddin for several months before his arrest Credit: Police Handout

He had met up with Naseer's gang just before police swooped in September 2011, but was not directly linked to their bomb plot. Marcus Beale, in charge of counter terrorism for West Midlands Police, said there was no evidence that Uddin had started building his own terror cell.

"With the best information we had, we couldn't have done anything differently', he said. 'We have looked at it and there weren't the dots to be joined."

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Police found Queen 'hate' note in EDL plotters' car

A search of an impounded car, stopped by a traffic officer on the M1, revealed a cache of weapons belonging to the gang who planned to attack an EDL march in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

There were also 10 copies of a hate-filled note addressed to the enemies of Islam, the Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron.

The document described the EDL as the 'English Drunkards League'
The document described the EDL as the 'English Drunkards League' Credit: Police Handout

It said: "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."

The Queen was addressed as 'female devil' in the hate-filled note
The Queen was addressed as 'female devil' in the hate-filled note Credit: PA Wire

The document addressed the EDL directly, saying: "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.

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.

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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

EDL plot discovered after car pulled over by police

A failed attack on an EDL rally last year was only uncovered because a traffic officer stopped two Islamic extremists on the M1 as they travelled back to Birmingham.

He made checks on their Renault Laguna, which came up as being uninsured, and the car was impounded.

Two days later staff at the pound near Sheffield looked at the contents of the Renault and found the gang's deadly arsenal.

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EDL attack plan failed as Dewsbury rally ended early

A plan by Islamic extremists to target the English Defence League fell apart because the gathering in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, finished earlier than expected.

EDL supporters protest on the streets of Dewsbury.
EDL supporters protest on the streets of Dewsbury last June Credit: ITV Calendar

Police and security services had no intelligence about the planned attack on June 30 last year, although one of the would-be killers was under surveillance in relation to another terrorist plan.

Six men have pleaded guilty to a plot to attack the march. Credit: ITV Calendar
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