Residents from a housing estate in Birmingham are said to be furious after a plan to blow up parts of the City centre were thwarted by counter-terrorist squads.
People from the Sparkhill area are known to have helped set up bogus charity collections to help pay for a bomb making factory in the area while members of the local Neighbourhood Watch provided ruck-sacks and an A-Z map of the city centre with potential targets highlighted in red marker pen.
The men are said to have been tricked into carrying out a mass suicide campaign by the Sparkhill residents who lawyers claim took advantage of the Bangladeshi terrorists poor command of English and their desperation to get back home in time for the monsoon season.
The first counter terrorist officers to arrive at the scene feared they had been too late to stop the terrorists carrying out their bombing campaign and it wasn’t until video footage of the Sparkhill shopping precinct was streamed to their lap-tops that they realised this was how Birmingham always looked first thing in the morning.
Bomb disposal teams say the scale of the terrorist operation had the potential to have been 100 times greater than the London bombings and would have left the city in ruins.
‘I don’t think the residents fully realised just how much damage would have been done had these bombs gone off’ said disposal engineer Matt Rodenhurst ‘but you should have seen the relief in their faces. They just broke down and cried when we told them the bombing campaign had been foiled’.
It is alleged the men started trying to make bombs after returning from a training camp in Pakistan in July 2011 but it wasn’t until the Mayor of Sparkhill, a former officer in the territorial army, showed them how to prime the timing devices safely did the terrorist cell become a serious threat.
QC for the Prosecution said the extremists were ‘a ruthless, well organised, highly motivated set of individuals hell bent on destruction’, adding that if they didn’t like Sparkhill they could always step down from their role with the Neighbourhood Watch and move.
But defence lawyers argued that a ruck-sack full of explosives strapped to your genitals still provided young men with the best chance of leaving Sparkhill with their heads held high and until the government did something about it, this sort of thing would continue.
The trial starts at Woolwich Crown Court tomorrow.
‘Suicide videos did not show Sparkhill at its best’ insist locals
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Residents from a housing estate in Birmingham are said to be furious after a plan to blow up parts of the City centre were thwarted by counter-terrorist squads.Posted 4 years ago #
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