Life for men who plotted ISIS-inspired attack in UK

2016-04-22 22:06


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London - Two men who plotted drive-by shootings in London of targets including soldiers and police and were inspired by the Islamic State group received life sentences at a British court on Friday.

Ringleader Tarik Hassane, 22, will serve a minimum of 21 years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to murder and preparation of terrorist acts.

Suhaib Majeed, also aged 22, will be in jail for at least 20 years after conviction on the same charges following a trial at the Old Bailey court last month.

The court heard that Hassane had identified potential targets including a police station and an army reserve barracks, both in west London, and had planned to carry out the shootings from a moped.

Passing sentence, Judge Alan Wilkie told them it was "shocking" that two men educated in Britain "should be so influenced by the bloodthirsty version of Islam presented by ISIS and other similarly minded groups, that you decided to take up arms against your fellow British citizens".

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