Yorkshire school boy locked up on terror charges.
Royal family targeted?
(And in ANOTHER blow to the root causes crowd, this poor, oppressed Muslim yute is grandson of prominent Imam, Sheikh Yakub Munshi, president of the Islamic Research Institute of Great Britain at the Markazi Mosque in Dewsbury. He is also the founder of the Sharia Council.)
Hammaad Munshi, just 16 and taking GCSEs when arrested, was part of a cell of cyber groomers that set out to brainwash the vulnerable to kill "non-believers".
He doesn't look that vulnerable to me.
Among Hammaad's "groomers" were "key player" Aabid Khan. Read about this bad actor and some of the things he had planned for the group.
Khan was returning from Pakistan - possibly after terror camp training - when detained. The "routine stop" at Manchester Airport on June 6 2006 yielded the largest cyber "encyclopaedia" of articles promoting terrorism seized by police.
It included personal information, including addresses, of various members of the Royal Family. Among them were the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
There was also a guide to killing non-Muslims, and discussions about setting up a secret Islamic state in a remote area of Scotland.
Also found were US and Canadian military training manuals, a Terrorist's Handbook, a Mujahideen Explosives Handbook, and a Mujahideen Poisons Handbook containing a recipe for ricin and encouragement for "brothers" to experiment on "kuffar" (non-believers).
Sketches of combat suits, which he dismissed as "ghetto clothing but with an Islamic theme", were in his Filofax. Bradford-born Khan - "Del Boy" to his contacts - ran At-Tibiyan Publications, an "online extremist support network".
Aabid has also been linked to a Canadian cell and has a Canadian wife. She was going to commit suicide to "facilitate a jailbreak of Muslim prisoners." What a gal.
Bonus: Read this tantrum from Munshi's grandpa about their treatment after Hammaad's 2006 arrest.
Dewsbury has been wary of journalists since the reports this summer linking the Jamaat Tabligh to al-Qaida. Mohammad Siddique Khan, the 7/7 bombing ringleader, lived here. But Abdul Hai Munshi’s family welcomed me into their home, where they were watching cricket on television; seven-year-old Ismael supported England “of course”. Abdul Hai’s father, Sheikh Yakub, joined us. He is a respected, and locally revered, Islamic scholar, a founder of the Merkez. The family was devastated by the arrest of the sheikh’s 16-year-old grandson on 7 June on a security-related charge: “The police burst in and treated us brutally. We didn’t know what was happening: we only had contact with the boy by email or cell phone. We feel like victims. To an extent we are.”
Cry me a river, Sheikh. Your boy is guilty.