Five Go on Trial Over UK Terrorist Training Camps

[Reuters/Washington Post] Michael Holden - Five men charged with terrorist training offenses went on trial in London on Wednesday and the court was told a sixth man, their leader, had already admitted soliciting murder. Atilla Ahmet, 43, the so-called emir of the group, pleaded guilty to encouraging others to commit murder in a separate hearing last month. Prosecutor David Farrell told Woolwich Crown Court that Mohammed Hamid, along with Ahmet, had recruited, groomed and corrupted young Muslims. Hamid, 50, is accused of preparing Muslim men for jihad, or holy war, by organizing terrorism training disguised as camping or paintballing trips in rural England. Hamid provided training in weapons and military tactics.

2007-10-11 01:00:00

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