Tuesday, November 07, 2006

British Terrorist Sentenced to 40 Years

Dhiren Barot was sentenced to at least 40 years in prison for planning to carry out a host of major terrorist attacks on both the UK and the US. He is a member of Al Qaeda, having travelled to Pakistan and received training in Kashmir.

The Times traces his journey from normal child to Islamic terrorist. Apparently, his life all changed after a sermon from Abu Hamza. This inspired him to look for ways to help "oppressed" Muslims and eventually led him to Pakistan and terrorism.

Yet again we see just how dangerous radical preachers are. It really is about time the government took steps to deal with these people.