'Nine alleged terrorists plotted a Christmas bombing campaign targeting sites that included the London Stock Exchange and Big Ben, a court heard.Islamists planning to Kill Jews; shhh they are the Religion of Peace.
They are alleged to have carried out reconnaissance missions before deciding on their possible targets.
Police were said to have found a list of six sites, including the full postal address of the Stock Exchange, Boris Johnson’s London mayoral office and the US embassy.
Defendants were seen studying the tower of Big Ben, before inspecting Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and the Church of Scientology.
Al-Qaeda inspired books and leaflets, including instructions on making a pipe bomb, were also uncovered during the counter-terrorism operation.
Details of the alleged plot were outlined at City of Westminster magistrates’ court.
Among the details were the addresses of the Dean of St Paul’s Chapter House and of two rabbis at separate synagogues. '
Mind you one part of the Telegraph report does sound rather like any number of sightseeing trips in London:
'A reconnaissance trip is alleged to have been made from Trafalgar Square, down Whitehall to Westminster Bridge where Big Ben was studied intently.Hmmmmm
A mobile phone had appeared to be raised and pointed towards the clock tower, the court heard.
Westminster Abbey, the Palace of Westminster and the London Eye were also closely examined before the Church of Scientology near Blackfriars was allegedly observed intently for some minutes.
The journey ended with a meal in a McDonald’s fast food restaurant, the court heard. '