Two British doctors go on trial for terrorism
The botched terrirst attacks in June in London and Glasgow were a colossal failure. But what's even more amazing than the fact that the attacks were so poorly planned and execututed is the fact that the people who allegedly planned them were well-educated British doctors working for the National Health System.
Two NHS doctors will go on trial in London today charged with trying to murder hundreds of people in botched car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow.
Bilal Abdulla, 29, and Mohammed Asha, 28, will appear at Woolwich Crown Court, south-east London accused of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosions. They deny the offences.
Prosecutors have told the trial judge, Mr Justice Mackay, that they will portray the pair as Islamic extremists intent on terrorising their adopted homeland.
The alleged attacks began in the early hours of June 29, when two Mercedes cars containing petrol, gas cylinders and nails were driven into London’s West End.