Friday, 25 February 2011

The whole story? Not on the BBC.

The BBC have hidden away on the US & Canada pages this story that 'Saudi held on Texas terror charge'. The BBC start the story thus:
'US authorities in Texas say a Saudi student sought to make a bomb and drew up a list of targets including former President George W Bush's house.

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari was arrested on Wednesday and charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

The US said he had sought to purchase chemicals and other kit needed to construct a bomb to wage "Jihad".

Mr Aldawsari, 20, is due to appear in federal court on Friday. If convicted, he faces life in prison.

In a court filing, the US justice department said investigators were alerted to Mr Aldawsari on 1 February when a chemical supplier became suspicious of an order he made of toxic chemicals that can be used to make explosives.

Investigators said Mr Aldawsari appeared to have researched ways to conceal bombs in children's dolls and in backpacks.'
Take a read of the whole article and then wander over to scribd where you can read the affidavits. Here's a few extracts (the most damning in bold):
'"You who created mankind and who is knowledgeable of what is in the womb, grant me martyrdom for Your sake and make Jihad easy for me only in Your path, for you have no partner, and make me reside in heaven eternally forever, and shield me in your shadow on the day when there is no shadow but yours. My God, You are the one who responds to supplication" (p. 6).

*(From an email message with the title "How to make explosives")
"In the name of Allah The Beneficient, The Merciful. Nitro Yoria [Urea] explosive is more powerful than T.N.T." (p. 7)

*(From a document found in Aldawsari's email:
"The page contains a simplified lesson on how to booby-trap a vehicle with items that are readily available in every home. This lesson is directed especially to the brothers in America or Europe stating if anyone is able to execute one of those operations in one of the European countries that is participating in the fight against Muslims, this operation might lead to the withdrawal of that country The message further states that one operation in the land of infidels is equal to ten operations in the land of the Muslims. The writer states that therefore it's incumbent on Muslims to conquer infidels in their land (p. 8).

*(From Aldawsari)
"I excelled in my studies in high school in order to take advantage of an opportunity for a scholarship to America, offered by the Saululi [perjorative for Saudi royal family] government and its companies, so I applied with [Saudi industrial corporations], and with the Traitor of the Two Holy Places scholarship program and was accepted for all of them, thank God. I chose [a specific Saudi sponsoring corporation] for two reasons. First, [it] sends its students directly to America, .... contrary to [the other] which requires its students to study in the Land of the Two Holy Places for one year. Second, [the sponsoring corporation's] financial support is the largest, which will help tremendously in providing me with the support I need for Jihad, God willing. And now, after mastering the English language, learning how to build explosives, and continuous planning to target the infidel Americans, it is time for Jihad. I put my trust in God, for he is the best Master and Authority" (pp. 9-10).

*(from the investigating agent)
"On February 19 2011, Aldawsari conducted the following keyword searches in order: "party in dallas;" "can u take a backpack to nightclub;" "bakcpack" [sic]; "dallas night clubs" (p. 13).'
Why so coy BBC? Do you still not believe that Islamic jihadis are amongst us and want to kill as many of us as they can?

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