Extremists jailed for terrorism

White Muslim convert Richard Dart has been jailed for six years for plotting a terror attack in former military repatriation town Wootton Bassett. His accomplices were jailed for four years and six months and nine years and nine months.

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Terror plot trio 'had not ruled out UK attack'

Mahmood and Dart were both given extended sentences and will serve two-thirds of their prison terms rather than half, and will spend five years on licence.

Dart refused to stand when he was sentenced, saying: "I don't wish to stand up, I believe ruling and judging is only for Allah."

The judge said that they were all "committed fundamentalists" who would have been prepared to kill.

He told Dart and Mahmood:

I'm satisfied to the required criminal standard that neither of you had ruled out an attack in the United Kingdom, and that you, Mahmood, were looking at arming yourself with a bomb.

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