'BA worker Rajib Karim convicted of terror chargesWhat the BBC manage not to report re this 'Bangladeshi national, who moved with his wife and son to Newcastle in 2006' is that (per The Mail):
A British Airways computer expert who plotted to blow up a plane has been found guilty of terror charges.
Rajib Karim, 31, from Newcastle, used his job to access information for radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, Woolwich Crown Court heard.
He denied four charges, including sharing information of use to hate groups.
But after four days of deliberations, the jury found him guilty of all four charges.
Karim was committed to an "extreme jihadist cause" and determined to become a martyr, jurors were told.
The Bangladeshi national, who moved with his wife and son to Newcastle in 2006, had already admitted being involved in the production of a terrorist group's video.'
'The zealot came to Britain in December 2006 with his British wife, Zijarin Raja, to seek cancer treatment on the NHS for his baby son, now five. It later transpired the boy did not have the disease and he has now recovered.'So were Rajib Karim and his family were in the UK under false pretences, either way this is something the BBC seem not to want to consider.
Likewise the BBC tell us that
'After gaining a post-graduate job at BA in 2007, Karim held secret meetings with fellow Islamic extremists at Heathrow and, in 2009, began communicating with al-Awlaki from his home in Brunton Lane.'The BBC seem not to report this (per The Mail):
'Karim had already begun to build a terror cell in Britain, recruiting a baggage handler from Heathrow Airport and a security guard, it was claimed.
Woolwich Crown Court heard that in the final encrypted email he sent to al-Awlaki before his arrest last February, Karim said he would speak to his brothers ‘to find out the possibilities of shipping a package to a U.S.-bound plane’.’
Similarly the BBC try to excuse Rajib Karim with this line:
'Karim, a privately-educated IT expert from Dhaka, became a supporter of the extremist organisation Jammat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) after being influenced by his younger brother Tehzeeb, the court heard. 'Oddly The Mail report this somewhat differently:
'Jonathan Laidlaw QC, prosecuting, said that from his arrival Karim was ‘entirely committed to an extreme Jihadist and religious cause’.
‘Karim believes that terrorism, including the murder of civilians, is permissible to establish, as he views it, a true Islamic state'
‘He believes that terrorism, including the murder of civilians, is permissible to establish, as he views it, a true Islamic state,’ Mr Laidlaw said. ‘Karim was anxious to carry out such an act and he was determined to seek martyrdom.’
... the court heard that when he first travelled from Bangladesh to the UK it was to see if the country ‘could be exploited for terrorist purposes’.
In one email, recovered by police, he said: ‘From the moment I entered this country my niyah (purpose) was to do something for the deen (faith), it was not to make a living here and start enjoying life.’
Why do the BBC downplay the activities of Islamic terrorists and their supporters?