Man convicted in UK Muslim soldier beheading plot and supplying equipment to the Taleban
February 15, 2008
Sons trained to make throat slitting gestures
The Birmingham Mail (UK)
ISLAMIC fanatic Parviz Khan was taped in his Birmingham home training his young sons to slit the throats of "infidels".
Khan's Alum Rock home was bugged by the security services for a year where they overheard him training his five and seven-year-old sons.
The dad-of-four, 37, praised the two young children for making throat- slitting gestures and he was overheard asking the young pair: "Who do you love?"
They chanted: "Sheikh Osama Bin Laden" and "Sheikh Abu Hamza."
The children were also overheard yelling "kill Bush, kill Blair."
Khan was also recorded boasting that he planned to take his three-year-old daughter to Afghanistan so she could marry a mujhadeen and give birth to a third generation of fanatics.
Khan admitted plotting to kidnap and kill a British Muslim soldier. He claimed to be a full-time carer for his elderly mother but was the prime mover in the Birmingham-based terror cell. Sentencing him, Mr Justice Henriques said: "You have been described by the Crown as a man who has the most violent and extreme Islamist views and as a fanatic."
The trial of Zahoor Iqbal and Amjad Mahmood revealed how Khan had turned from a drinker and smoker who liked nightclubs into an extremist obsessed with the speeches of Osama Bin Laden and Sheikh Abu Hamza.
In between visits to Pakistan between 2004 and 2006, he stocked up on fundamentalist propaganda, including films of beheadings and footage of the September 11 and July 7 attacks.
Khan was claiming benefits of more than £20,000 a year during the time he plotted to snatch the serviceman off the streets and decapitate him "like a pig", the court was told.
He was given a minimum 14 years for the plot, eight years for the supply of equipment and two-and-a-half years for both counts of being in possession of the records of documents. The sentences will run concurrently.
-------------------------Kidnap leader 'showed off bomb ingredients'
By Duncan Gardham
Last Updated: 3:13pm GMT 18/02/2008 The Daily Telegraph (London) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/18/nkidnap518.xml Parviz Khan, the ringleader of the Muslim soldier beheading plot, was running ingredients used in the July 7 bombs to Afghanistan to be used in training camps, police believe. On surveillance tapes he seemed to be showing off tablets of hexamine used in camping stoves - one of the ingredients used by the suicide bombers in the construction of their devices. "These lumps here are accelerators," he told one of his associates, Zahoor Iqbal. "When you put them in there and when this thing explodes like this and it goes whoosh." When Iqbal asked him: "What are these normally used for?", Khan replied: "It's a fuel accelerator, obviously its used as a detonator. When you mix the other thing, bang. "God knows but they say that the brothers 7/7, that was used as one of the accelerants." The conversation, as usual, was held in the full hearing of Khan's children. When police raided Zahoor Iqbal's home they found a CD with Khan's fingerprints on it called the Encyclopedia of Jihad, which gave detailed bomb-making instructions. In conversations, Khan used the word "handi," meaning cooking pot, as a substitute for bomb. Khan was also delivering video cameras to the camps for suicide bombers to record the kind of video "will" made by Mohammed Sidique Khan and Shezhad Tanweer, the leaders of the July 7 bombers. He spoke of how the wills were "appealing to the young". Khan was recorded as saying: "Who is this work intended for? Not intended for the fathers or mothers, it's intended to inspire them to come forward, to come to the deen [faith], and for the Muslims in Europe who are living proper lifestyles. "This price might seem a lot for a camera but if you realise its going for the ummah [Muslim nation] that is defending the deen [faith]. "Obviously they're not going to be using this for dog fighting or chicken fighting, it's for special ops, it's for wills." Khan spoke about being taken for a meeting with "the number three" who he described as the "main man," apparently in Pakistan. He went on: "I says: 'If I can't do it myself personally, if you ain't going to give me permission, I want to organise some 5G hits, some 10G hits, personal. "I'll give you the cameras inshallah [god willing]. I'll give you the fuluus [money] but I want the hits man. I don't want to be a tea boy. "I don't want to be somebody who waits, I want to organise it and if I can't be there, I want to send people who are going to be there, who are going to be volunteers." Khan said the man then opened a notebook and showed him 450 names ready for "martyrdom operations."