BRITISH TERROR COUPLE SENTENCED TO LIFE
A British couple from Reading, Berkshire, Mohammed Rehman, 25, & Sana Ahmed Khan, 24, secretly married in a traditional Islamic ceremony and with ‘common interest’ in violent jihad, have been sentenced, on Thursday 12/30/2015. to life in jail for planning a major terror attack to mark the 10th anniversary of the deadly London 7/7 bombings.
A court in London found the couple guilty of preparing an act of terrorism in 05/2015.
The court said Mohammed Rehman used the Twitter name “Silent Bomber” asking other users whether he should bomb a shopping center or the London Underground train network.
The tweet was accompanied by a link to a press release by Al Qaeda about the July 2005 bombings.
Meanwhile, police seized more than 10 kilograms of urea nitrate, which can be used to manufacture a large bomb, from their house.
Security sources said, If detonated on the London Underground, the bomb they were preparing would have caused multiple fatalities.
According to The Guardian, Mohammed Rehman was sentenced to life with a minimum of 27 years. He was also sentenced to 12 years to run concurrently for possessing an article for terrorist purposes.
Sana Ahmed Khan, who funded the operation, was sentenced to life with a minimum of 25 years. She used payday loans to buy fertiliser which her husband engineered into bombs. The couple even test fired one of their bombs in Rehman’s back garden and recorded it on film.
The couple was inspired by the model of the London 7/7 suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer .
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