45 Muslim doctors plotted attack on U.S.


Message says they wanted to ‘take the battle inside America’

Posted: July 5, 2007
9:59 a.m. Eastern
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

With doctors in custody over attempted terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow, British police have now discovered a group of 45 Muslim doctors threatened an attack in the U.S. with car bombs and rocket grenades. The threat was found in an Internet chat room run by Younis Tsouli, 23, of London, one of three members of a “cyber-terrorist” gang, according to the Daily Telegraph of London.

One message read: “We are 45 doctors and we are determined to undertake jihad and take the battle inside America.

Tariq Daour, Younis Tsouli and Waseem Mughal (Courtesy London Telegraph)

“The first target which will be penetrated by nine brothers is the naval base which gives shelter to the ship Kennedy.”

The reference apparently is to the USS John F. Kennedy and its home port, the Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, Fla., the Telegraph said.

The message discussed targets at the base, including gasoline tanks and “clubs for naked women.”

It also referred to using six Chevrolet GT vehicles and three fishing boats to carry out the attacks.

Tsouli was sentenced today with Tariq Daour, a biochemistry student, and Waseem Mughal, a law student, for between six-and-a-half and 10 years in the first case of its kind in Britain.

The head of Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism unit, Peter Clarke, said in a statement after the sentencing that the men, “by their own admission, were encouraging others to become terrorists and murder innocent people.”

“This is the first successful prosecution for inciting murder using the Internet, showing yet again that terrorist networks are spanning the globe, Clarke said. “… Their terrorist tradecraft was sophisticated, but nevertheless defeated by this investigation.”

The Telegraph quoted officials saying it was “definitely spooky” jihadis were discussing the use of doctors up to three years ago.

Investigators of the London and Glasgow incidents want to know whether al-Qaida has recruited doctors because they are less suspicious and can move around more easily in Western countries.

The three “cyber terrorists,” who had close links with al-Qaida in Iraq, admitted using the Internet to incite Muslims to a violent holy war.

The Telegraph said the three men ran the “cyber-jihad” on websites run from their bedrooms. They appeared to normal lives, studying and living with their parents.

Tsouli came to Britain with his family from Morocco in 2001.

In one of his messages, he said he was “very happy” about the July 7 bombings in London in 2005.

About Mary

I have been a believer since 1981. Everything else before that is relatively meaningless. My heart has, from day 1, always been toward the subject of bible prophecy and I have seen the Lord do amazing things in my life through simply studying the Word and applying it to my life. I am a wife, grandmother and work full time in ministry. Life is full, and full of learning curves and seasons.
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