Terrorist recruiter ‘Osama bin London’ gets prison term

March 8th, 2008 - 2:41 am ICT by admin  

London, March 8 (DPA) A British man convicted of being a major recruiter for Islamist extremism was Friday given indefinite prison sentence and was told to serve at least seven and a half years before being considered for parole. Mohammed Hamid, 50, from east London, was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court in south London for organizing secret training camps for terrorists in Britain to prepare them to fight in Afghanistan.

The court heard that the four men who have been sentenced to life for the failed London transport bombings of July 21, 2005 attended the camps set up by Hamid in southwest Britain and in Yorkshire in the north.

Tanzanian-born Hamid, who called himself “Osama bin London”, was heard saying on a tape played to the court that the murder of 52 Londoners on the Tube and bus system July 7, 2005 was “not even a breakfast” for him.

His accomplice, Atilla Ahmet, who made “hate speeches” alongside Hamid, was also jailed for six years and 11 months.

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