The jury was discharged after failing to reach verdicts on two other defendants – Adel Yahya, 24, and Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, 34, who deny all charges. Both will be held in remand until a decision has been reached on whether they will face a retrial. Adel Yahya was originally out on bail until the court hearings, this has no been reversed. Asiedu was caught on CCTV footage with the other 21/7 bombers buying Hydrogen Peroxide and abandoned his bomb in a park, whilst he may have given evidence against the other members, he must face a prison sentence for his involvement.
Yahya was out of the country at the time of the attempted bombings. It is believed that most, if not all members of the gang were radicalised as Abu Hamsa’s Finsbury Mosque. Hamsa was jailed for seven years after being found guilty of 11 terrorism charges, including soliciting murder and threatening behaviour. Abu Hamza al-Masri (also called Mustafa Kamel Mustafa) 47, who was the leader of the Finsbury Park mosque in North London, could have faced a maximum sentence of life in jail.
He was charged with 15 counts, including nine of soliciting the murder of others, “namely a person or persons who did not believe in the Islamic faith”. Three of the charges added: “in particular Jewish people”. He also faced four counts of using threatening or abusive language designed to stir racial hatred, one count of possessing threatening or abusive recordings and one count of possessing a document likely to be useful in terrorism – the Encyclopaedia of the Afghani Jihad.
Britain is one of the most tolerant of places anywhere in the world, however faced with the sustained threat from Muslims and others, it is hardly unlikely that the BNP will gather strength and support in the UK, not only on the political level, but also at the grass roots level. I remember covering a number of National Front Marches and demonstrations during the early 1980s and it is something that I am keen not to see raise it’s ugly head again, however the Government need to do something to prevent the British Public from feeling threatened and overwhelmed by the numbers of immigrants in the UK.
If immigrants do not want to integrate, send them to the country of their origin, if an immigrant commits a criminal offence before, during or up to 5 years after being given “leave to stay” or a British Passport repatriate them. Human Rights bollox, why should we put up with the criminal element, the dregs of other countries, just because they claim that they may suffer torture or the death sentence if sent home? ‘,