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UK Teenage Muslim Convert Gets 22 Year Sentence for Plamning to Behead Another British Soldier in London

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A recent convert to Islam, Brusthom Ziamani, who idolized the cold-blooded Muslim murderers of British soldier, Lee Rigby, has been jailed for 22 years at the Old Bailey today for planning a copycat public beheading of a British soldier in the streets of


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Beth S (330)
Monday March 23, 2015, 5:05 pm
A teenage London Muslim convert who idolised the killers of Lee Rigby was jailed for 22 years at the Old Bailey today for planning a copycat public beheading of a British soldier.

Brusthom Ziamani was 18 when he was arrested with a hammer, knife and black Islamic flag walking through Whitechapel.

Moments earlier he had told his then girlfriend he planned to decapitate a soldier and hold up his severed head for a friend to take a photograph.

He even spoke of attacking Prime Minister David Cameron if he ever got the chance.

Ziamani, now 19 of Camberwell, was convicted at the Old Bailey of preparing for acts of terrorism.

He will be eligible for parole after serving two thirds of his sentence but on his release he will have to serve an extra five years on licence as part of an extended sentence.

Sentencing today Judge Timothy Pontius said: “A realistic and sensible assessment of the whole of the evidence leads inescapably to the conclusion that this defendant had he not by sheer good fortune been spotted and stopped by the police on the street in East London would have carried out the intention he had so graphically expressed to his ex-girlfriend just a few hours before.

Ziamani described Michael Adebolajo, one of the Islamic extremists who killed Lee Rigby on the streets of Woolwich, as "a legend."

To emulate his hero he researched the locations of military bases and army cadet centres in South-east London.

Yet Ziamani had been born into a strict Jehovah Witness family originally from the Congo before converting and attended meetings and demos organised by the banned terrorist group Al-Muhajiroun (ALM).

He changed his name to Mujahid Karim and looked up to extremist preachers such as Anjem Choudhary, the co-founder with Omar Bakri Muhammed and Abu Hamza.

During the two week trial the court heard how he had shown his then girlfriend a hammer and 12-inch knife and boasted of a terrorist attack to "kill soldiers."

In a series of Facebook messages and letters he revealed how he hated non-believers and dreamed of martyrdom.

He wrote of going to paradise and said he had a “duty” to help people being raped, tortured and killed in Iraq and Syria.

In one letter found by police at his flat he wrote: "You want war, you got it. British soldiers' head will be removed and burned. U (corr) cannot defeat Muslims. We love to die the way you live."

Ziamani had started dating his ex-girlfriend he had met over Facebook in March last year.

But when she returned from holiday in Ireland a month later she found he had started wearing Islamic clothing and wanted her to follow him and convert.

When she refused he and ended their relationship he sent her messages on the app Whatsapp threatening to “wipe her out."

In June he had made internet searches for Camberwell army cadets and the London Irish Rifles Association.

In June last year police raided his Camberwell home and found five sheets of letters he had written – much of it gloating over the Lee Rigby murder.

In the first he wrote that: "I will wage war against the British Government on this soil. (It) will have a taste of there own medicine. They will be humiliated. This is ISIB Islamic States of Ireland and Britain."

He also wrote: "you people will never be safe" adding "we will send you all to hell fire, you want war, let's kill them, slaughter hem and implement sharia in our lands and UK. Kill every gay, every shia, every les."

On another sheet he wrote: "Lee Rigby is burnin in hell. Woow I'm dying, good for him, this is what you get for voting Cameron and democracy, my brothers who are Lee Rigby's killers are in prison getting food clothes and shelter and its being paid for by Lee Rigby's family HAHA."

"Brothers pick up your swords gins boms take off there lims, we should do a 9/11 and 7/7 and Woolwich all in one day, everyday for eight years."

Rachel Nichols (9)
Monday March 23, 2015, 5:10 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday March 23, 2015, 8:14 pm
I'd be a hell of a lot happier if he got life without parole. Thaks Beth

Walter F (128)
Monday March 23, 2015, 9:18 pm
I agree Natasha While ever he draws breath he will be a menace..

Dawnie W (250)
Monday March 23, 2015, 10:53 pm
My goodness! What a dangerous young individual. I think he needs to be a very old man before he is let out of jail, otherwise he will try again and why should people have to fear him? What the hell is wrong with some of these people, so hate filled. . .

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Lisa Miller (3)
Monday March 23, 2015, 10:56 pm
Whenever I see stories like this, I have to seriously question how the British lets this get so out of hand. Choudary is openly calling for treason against the British government and they say they can't touch him. I just don;t get it. I can't understand how Obama is getting away with his misdeed, as well.

This young man will get far worse in prison where Muslims are recruited constantly. He will never change and probably will become far worse. I agree with the others that he should get a life term without parole.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 1:51 am
The complete imbalance of the justice system is highlighted here.

22 YEARS for planning a crime. What do people get for drink driving causing actual death, or rape. . .?

Hilary S (65)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 3:17 am
what alarms me here is the growing prevalence (well, seems that way from what we hear) of muslim converts in britain - and elsewhere - linked to violent crimes and to terrorism. there lies a growing social ill - a version of clockwork orange coming alive in our day.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 5:14 am
He and others should be immediately deported....take their citizenship/passports and send them back but there's a big elephant in the room....The European Union....and the freaking open borders. Until the borders are closed across Europe this will be like a dog chasing its tail and many senseless murders in the process....countries need to wake up and understand that the open border policy is literally destroying what use to be great countries. The US has millions of illegal immigrants and we can be quite certain that there are ISIS members among them.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 5:21 am
Let this young man (above) serve as an example to other young people who have placed themselves in this arena with murderers. I don't have a problem with him getting 22 years. Sorry, folks, this young man made a choice. He was headed in the direction to behead and torture other people. His choice.

Roberto MARINI (88)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 7:09 am
I cannot understand who these poeple who were born and grew up in the UK can be so creul

Roberto MARINI (88)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 7:10 am
I cannot understand why these people who were born and grew up in the UK can be co cruel towards people of thier same country

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 7:18 am
Roberto, I believe you may be missing the point. : (

Beth S (330)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 9:12 am

It's a good question. There is a certain dynamic that is happening in the U.K., most of the rest of Europe, Australia and even the U.S. as Islamic immigrants flood into these countries.

That is that most of the Muslim immigrants settle in their new host countries together. There is very little physical and cultural assimilation. So Muslims largely do not appreciate or really understand the beauties of democracy, but instead use what they can of it for themselves.

Muslims have some of the highest welfare rates in Europe. They also have some of the highest rates of health problems, and living in progressive, generous countries, they get free health care, and as such have a very high birth rate, so that demographically they are becoming a time bomb.

There is a very strong belief in Islam that Muslims are supposed to conquer the entire globe and make everyone come under the reign of Sharia. Many, though by no means all,, Muslims in Europe see the generous benefits, the fact that they can live together geographically and culturally as communities who don't have to assimilate to the cultural evils of democracy and freedom, as an Allah-given means to conquer the West.

In fact, there are Sharia courts in most of these countries that bypass the secular legal system, and this not only reinforces the feeling of separatism, but is terrible for the rights of women, who are treated rather badly by a very misogynistic Islamic value system.

So when women are beaten up by their husbands or they decide they want a divorce or when they want to give up completely (in Islam being an apostate is punishable by death), they are coerced into abiding by the laws of the Islamic community rather than a far freer secular law that would give them many more freedoms.

Of course what prevents them from going the secular route is not only the obligation in Islam of going to Sharia courts, but physical and economic violence against them that has been carried out throughout Islamic history.

There is more, but this gives an idea.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 9:33 am
Perfect, Beth!

pam w (139)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 11:22 am
Beth, there's one more important aspect of this....Islam is totally incompatible with democracy. It's the opposite, really, because it seeks to control overy aspect of life for those who subscribe to it.

Young people MUST have a ''love/hate'' relationship with it and that conflict is sometimes resolved by lashing out at what's perceived as ''sin/corruption/idol worship" etc.

When you have adherents of a stone-age culture living in a modern WILL have conflict. Unfortunately, Islam wants to resolve conflict with bloodshed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 1:32 pm
Good, but that is not long enough! Better keep him, he will still do it when he gets out!

Beth S (330)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 5:43 pm
You're right, Pam. Good point. Freedom can be extremely frightening and overwhelming for people who come from cultures in which they are told what to do, and there is no tradition built in to openly question values. This kind of intellectual and moral vacuum leaves people, especially Muslims, fearful and insecure.

This fear and insecurity is further exacerbated because Islam teaches that Muslims are superior to non-Muslims, and there is not a small amount of cognitive dissonance when Muslims look around at the advanced cultures and know that they have nothing like it. They seek self-esteem, (and there is a spiritual vacuum of sorts in the West), and all too often find it by making it a necessity to demonize and destroy their hosts -- after they've used them for welfare, free housing, free education, free healthcare.

That reminds me that I just saw an article:

Isis Infiltration: Norwegian Police Find Videos of Torture, Mutilation, and Executions on Mobiles of ‘Asylum’ Seekers

Europe is extremely dangerously promiscuous who it lets in. Europe is digging its own grave.

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 7:28 pm
what a fucktard..these seem like the types that are attracted to religion. So glad I'm not a part of it anymore and I got my head together. And again, in the UK, these types seem to thrive there for whatever reason

Beth S (330)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 7:59 pm
That's terrific, Vicky! I'd give you a star here, but I just gave you one too recently.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 10:39 pm
"my brothers who are Lee Rigby's killers are in prison getting food clothes and shelter and its being paid for by Lee Rigby's family HAHA."

Doesn't Britain have a death penalty?


Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday March 25, 2015, 12:52 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 25, 2015, 10:40 am
Thank you Darren.

"A November 2009 television survey showed that 70% favoured reinstating the death penalty for at least one of the following crimes: armed robbery, rape, crimes related to paedophilia, terrorism, adult murder, child murder, child rape, treason, child abuse, or kidnapping. However, respondents only favoured capital punishment for adult murder, the polling question asked by other organisations such as Gallup, by small majorities or pluralities: overall, 51% favoured the death penalty for adult murder, while 56% in Wales did, 55% in Scotland, and only 49% in England.[50]"

If Lee Rigby's killers were hanged out high to dry, that copycat would not be so excited.
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