British schoolboy who planned to bomb BNP members stands trialOctober 8th, 2008 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) A British schoolboy, who planned to make bombs and blow up members of Britain’s far right political party BNP, has been standing trial for allegedly angering his teachers and fellow pupils with his radical views.Terrorist sympathiser Waris Ali, who glorified the 9/11 terror attacks on the US in his books, attended Westborough High School, in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire - the home town of a number of the London Suicide Bombers - the Daily Telegraph has reported.
Ali, now 18, even asked librarians and a policeman about how much potentially lethal fertiliser he could keep at home before it was illegal under anti-terror laws, Leeds Crown Court was told Monday.
Ali along with his schoolmate Dabeer Hussain, also 18, had allegedly downloaded a 3,000-page terror manual and cooked up a ‘gunpowder plot’ to blow up the BNP. They were found with digital copies of the “Anarchist’s Cookbook” on their home computers.
However, Ali denied three charges of possessing the terror manual, 3.5 kg of potassium nitrate and a quantity of calcium chloride, while Hussain denied one count of possessing the cookbook, which lists how to make lethal bombs, the newspaper said.
Nichola Colloby, Ali’s former religious education teacher, told the court the school was 85 percent Asian, but none of them was as radical as he was.
“Wasir said he was interested in becoming a politician and he was very interested in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also of the opinion that that the terrorist attack on America was a good, positive thing and he saw America as the enemy,” Colloby said.
She also said that Ali has written the slogans “President Bush must die” and “Tony Blair must die” in his paintings during the art lessons.
The boy who loved to discuss American struggle and about Muslims marked Sep 11 in his year planner as “Twin Towers blown up - 3,000 dead!”
Ali also angered his fellow students and Colloboy, who has an American partner, with his words “All Americans MUST die”.
The court also heard that the Dewsbury schoolboy had been researching home-made bombs on the internet and had chemicals capable of making explosions stored in his bedroom.
He had bought the potassium nitrate and calcium chloride on e-bay.
The trial continues.