Not guilty of taking snapshots in London – lucky for these guys they still have juried trials in England, but at best, this is a little more than a bloodied nose for the fascist UK anti-terror laws.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Now, granted, two of these kidsÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â have been convicted of wanting to go and fight alongside insurgents in the middle east. But from a legal rights standpoint this is kind of an odd way to deal with the issue, since there’s such obviousÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â conflation around the meanings of ‘terrorist’ and ‘potential enemy combatant’. And as the victims of 7/7 note below, this stinks of a cover-upÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â - particularly considering the fact that a drill with a plotline identical to the actual events was being run on the day of the bombings. Funny how theseÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â confusing drills keep popping up during terror events when there’s a war the public needs to get behind. Happily, the natives are hopping mad now,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â so there’s no more need to stir things up artificially. Brilliant!
Flashback: Pakistan lauds arrest of 7/7 militants on US tip, Britain denies suspect’s involvement | Prosecutors weigh options after hung jury in 7/7 UK terror trial
Rachel Williams, The Guardian
April 28, 2009
Jury clears men of conspiring with four bombers over London 2005 explosions that killed 52
Three British Muslims were today cleared of helping the 7 July bombers choose their targets by carrying out a reconnaissance mission in London seven months before the attacks that killed 52 people and injured almost 1,000.
A jury at Kingston crown court unanimously found Waheed Ali, 25, Sadeer Saleem, 28, and Mohammed Shakil, 32, all from Beeston, Leeds, not guilty of conspiring with the four bombers to cause explosions, after deliberating for eight days.