This is great news that the police and security force have disrupted a potential terrorists plot.
If they are guilty, and we dont know yet. Then they deserve very long sentances with no parol.
We support the authorities 100% in their efforts to apprehend terrorists and criminals intent on causing death and mayhem on the public, and they have the cheek to say they are doing this in the name of Islam
This is a lie, this criminal behaviour has nothing to with Islam, Muslims and our Prophet (saw)
What Muslims must do.
1. Prevent any extremist wahabi/salafi preachers from preaching in any mosque, university, madrassah or islamic society.
2. Condemn with the utmost condmenation the acts of these criminal people making it clear that the Islamic jurists are clear that this is not a noble act but an act of terrorism and murder. And any person particpating, encouraging or undertaking such an act is a coward, murderer and criminal. This needs to be done clearly so that no one is left in any doubt that these people are murdering low lives and not heros of any shape or description.
3. Facilitate orthodox scholars access to the Muslim masses, such as Imam Zaid Shakir, Imam Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayah, Shaykh Habib Ali Jifri, Shaykh Peer Naseerudeen, Shaykh Ibrahim Mugharah, and many many others.
4. Muslim groups and organisation need to make collective statements putting aside sect and madhab to make clear the Islamic position on the matter.
I believe that the battle for Muslims is to reclaim our faith from terrorists.
This is more important than protesting againts cartoons and films by islamaphobes
Non -muslims can see these are childish drivel but it is more difficult for them to seperate the acts of terrorism by people who claim to be muslims.
This is and should be our number one priority.
all muslim groups and sects need to come together and do a joint statement condemning these people as criminals and murderers.
Men 'planned airliner explosions'
Eight men planned to detonate bombs aboard flights from London across the Atlantic to create deaths on an almost unprecedented scale, a court has heard.
Homemade devices were to be smuggled on to passenger aircraft and detonated mid-flight, Woolwich Crown Court heard.
Prosecutor Peter Wright QC said the men planned to inflict heavy casualties, "all in the name of Islam".
The eight men all deny conspiring to murder others and endangering aircraft bound for the US and Canada in 2006.
After their arrests in August 2006, airport security was massively tightened in the UK, causing long delays at major airports.
Mr Wright told the court: "These men were, we say, indifferent to the carnage that was likely to ensue.
"Some of the men you see in the dock are those who were prepared to sacrifice their own lives."
Mr Wright said two of the men were watched by police as they met in Walthamstow on 9 August, 2006.
"The disaster they contemplated was not long off," he said.
EIGHT ACCUSED MEN
TOP ROW OF PICTURE (L-R):
Abdul Ahmed Ali, 27
Assad Sarwar, 24
Tanvir Hussain, 27
Mohammed Gulzar, 26
BOTTOM ROW (L-R):
Ibrahim Savant, 27
Arafat Waheed Khan, 26
Waheed Zaman, 23
Umar Islam, 29
"They were prepared to board an aircraft with the necessary ingredients and equipment to construct and detonate a device that would bring about not only the loss of their own lives but also all of those who happened by chance to be taking the same journey."
Mr Wright said Mr Ali, Mr Sarwar and Mr Gulzar were the main men behind the plot.
"Unfortunately for these men, but to the considerable good fortune of those that were their intended targets of those devices, their activities had come to the attention of the police," he said
He said from what police had observed "it was realised that these men, together with others, were engaged in some sort of terrorist plot".
A computer memory stick recovered by police contained details of flight timetables, baggage information, security advice and other information about Heathrow airport, he said.
The jury heard the information focused on only one-way flights leaving Heathrow between August 2006 and August 2007.
The planes were destined to fly from London to cities across North America, including Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Washington, the court heard.
The seven daily flights highlighted from Heathrow's Terminal 3 were:
1415 United Airlines Flight 931 to San Francisco
1500 Air Canada Flight 849 to Toronto
1515 Air Canada Flight 865 to Montreal
1540 United Airlines Flight 959 to Chicago
1620 United Airlines Flight 925 to Washington
1635 American Airlines Flight 131 to New York
1650 American Airlines Flight 91 to Chicago
Mr Wright said there was evidence that the men planned to bring down more planes than just those seven.
The jury heard the main ingredient of the explosives would have been hydrogen peroxide mixed with other organic materials.
The liquid explosive would have been injected in to 500ml plastic bottles of soft drinks Oasis and Lucozade, Mr Wight said.
A sugary drink known as Tang would be mixed with the solution to add power to the explosion, he continued.
Mr Wright told the court the devices would be detonated using a substance called HTMD, concealed in AA 1.5-volt batteries.
He said of hydrogen peroxide: "It is capable of being detonated to deadly effect, as previous terrorist incidents have demonstrated."
It is alleged the explosives would have been injected in to drinks bottles
The jury was shown pages from Mr Ali's handwritten diary which make apparent references to how the bomb materials would have been got on to the aircraft.
Mr Wright said the bombers would have used a syringe in the base of the bottles to insert the explosive material.
The detonator would have been ignited using a metal wire, a small bulb or the flash from a disposal camera.
The defendants are Abdul Ahmed Ali, aka Ahmed Ali Khan, 27, of Walthamstow, Assad Sarwar, 24, of High Wycombe, Tanvir Hussain, 27, of no fixed address, and Mohammed Gulzar, 26, of Barking.
Also charged, are Ibrahim Savant, 27, of Walthamstow, Arafat Waheed Khan, 26, of Walthamstow, Waheed Zaman, 23, of Walthamstow and Umar Islam, aka Brian Young, 29, of High Wycombe.
The trial, which is expected to last eight months, was adjourned until Friday.