‘Mow Down the Enemies of Allah’: Converts to Islam Arriving in UK with Terrorist Materials Arrested, Will Be Back on Streets Within Two Months
Caution Mr. Vigilance: Political Correctness can be slippery when wet …
German-born Christian Emde, 28, and Robert Baum, 24, were sentenced today at the Old Bailey after being stopped by officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit at Dover.
Emde had four copies of Inspire featuring articles titled ‘Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom’ and ‘Destroying Buildings.’
Another called ‘The ultimate mowing machine’ suggested adding blades to a four-wheel drive pickup truck in order to drive through pedestrian areas and ‘mow down the enemies of Allah.’
On Baum’s computer detectives found a German translation of ’39 ways to serve and participate in Jihad’ which gave advice on how terrorists should keep fit.
Both men lived in the town of Solingen, east of Dusseldorf in Germany, before travelling by ferry to England last July with nearly 3,000 Euros in cash.
Baum, who was living on unemployment benefit, converted to Islam in 2003 while Emde, a former solider in the German army, became a Muslim in 2009 and worked as a warehouseman.
They told officers they had intended to travel to Egypt but changed their plans because it was too expensive. Instead they decided to take a bus from Brussels to London before getting another bus to Birmingham.
The Old Bailey heard the tickets to Birmingham had been bought by an associate of a man named Ahmed Diini, who had been excluded from the UK because of links to terrorism.
Emde claimed that he downloaded the Inspire magazine from the internet so he could ‘understand all aspects of the religion of Islam,’ the court heard.” Read more.