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Four men sentenced to life in prison for 2005 London bomb plot

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  1. steveox

    steveox Well-Known Member

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    Failed 2005 bombers jailed for life

    LONDON - A judge on Wednesday sentenced four men he described as al-Qaida-inspired plotters to life in prison for trying to bomb London's transit system in July 2005, two weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 commuters.

    Muktar Said Ibrahim, 29; Yassin Omar, 26; Ramzi Mohammed, 25; and Hussain Osman, 28, must spend at least 40 years in jail before becoming eligible for parole, said Judge Adrian Fulford. A jury on Monday found them guilty of conspiracy to murder in a plot to detonate explosives-filled knapsacks on three subway trains and a bus.

    The bombs failed to explode, and no one was injured.

    The judge said that that if the bombs had gone off, "at least 50 people would have died, hundreds of people would have been wounded, thousands would have had their lives permanently damaged, disfigured or otherwise, whether they were Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, agnostic or atheist."

    He said that the July 7 and July 21 plots "were both part of an al-Qaida-inspired and controlled sequence of attacks."

    Two other suspects, Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, 34, and Adel Yahya, 24, will be retried because the jury failed to reach a verdict.

    Police believe the transit system was not the group's original target, but was chosen following the attacks two weeks earlier. The original target is unknown. Police also suspect, but could not prove, that there were links between the two groups of bombers.

    Fulford said the events of July 7 meant the July 21 plotters knew how deadly their bombs were likely to be.

    "The family and friends of the dead and the injured, the hundreds, indeed thousands, captured underground in terrifying circumstances, the smoke, the screams of the wounded and the dying — this each defendant knew," the judge said.

    "They planned this,they prepared for it. They had spent many hours making viable bombs. After 7/7, each defendant knew exactly what the result would be."
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070711/ap_on_re_eu/britain_terror_trial


    British Goverment is even more Liberal than America is!! If they were tried here in the states THEY WOULD HAVE GOTEN DEATH!!!!
     
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    I don't see what's so wrong with life in prison.
     
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    steveox Well-Known Member

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    Because terrorist dont deserve to see another light of day or eat 3 meals when their victims dont get to eat another meal or see another day.
     
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