Monday, December 27, 2010

Mohammed Coefficient: 33⅓%

Of the twelve “Britons” arrested in the Christmas Bomb Plot, three have now been released without charge, while the other nine are remanded in custody until they appear in court next month.

This case has the relatively low Mohammed Coefficient of 33⅓%.

According to The Telegraph:

Christmas Bomb Plot: Nine Remanded in Custody Over Terror Charges

Nine men were remanded in custody today charged with conspiracy to cause explosions in the UK and other terrorism offences.

Gurukanth Desai, 28, Omar Sharif Latif, 26, and Abdul Malik Miah, 24, from Cardiff, and Mohammed Moksudur Rahman Chowdhury, 20, and Shah Mohammed Lutfar Rahman, 28, from London, appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Chief magistrate Howard Riddle remanded them to appear at the Old Bailey on January 14.

The four men from Stoke-on-Trent were later also remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on January 14.

They were Nazam Hussain, 25, Usman Khan, 19, Mohibur Rahman, 26, and Abul Bosher Mohammed Shahjahan, 26.

The suspects were held a week ago during a series of dawn raids by counter-terrorism officers.

In all 12 men were held during the raids by unarmed police on December 20 in London, Cardiff, Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham.

Two men from Cardiff and one from London were released without charge.

The remaining nine suspects were charged last night with conspiring to cause an explosion or explosions in the UK ‘‘of a nature likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property’’ between October 1 and November 20 this year.

They are also accused of engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism between October 1 and December 20, including by downloading and researching materials and methods; carrying out reconnaissance and agreeing potential targets, and igniting and testing incendiary material.

Hat tip: DF.


fanfan said...

Recently a "frenchman" was arrested while he was trying to blind aircraft pilots with a laser on an airport. His name was... Jihad.

Anonymous said...

These charges probably rate probation in the UK.

syntec said...

"These charges probably rate probation in the UK."

Well, perhaps probation would be considered just a shade too lenient a sentence by the presiding judiciary.

No, a stiffer sentence might be deemed more appropriate for such crimes, like, for example, a six months prison sentence, let out in three on grounds of good behaviour, no doubt!!!!

After all, one mustn't infringe the criminals' human rights by applying REAL justice. That wouldn't be at all sporting, now would it?