Richard Dart, a white Muslim convert who worked as a security guard at the BBC admitted to plotting a terrorist attack in Wotton Bassett, the town where British Soldiers are repatriated after being killed in battle in Afghanistan.
Richard Dart, 29, also planned to wipeout members of the security services including MI5 and MI6, after he had received training at a Pakistan terror training camp over a period of 2 years.
Bearded Dart, wearing a Green fleece and traditional Islamic robes, appeared via video link at the Old Bailey to admit in engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism between July 2010 and July 2011. Co-defendants, Imran Mahmood, 21 of Northolt and former PCSO Jahangir Alom, 26 of Stratford also pleaded guilty of the same charge. As well as receiving terror training the gang gave information to other radicals about traveling to Pakistan and obtaining information about UK security whilst they we're there.
Dart, who is the son of Dorset teachers and who converted to Islam after being radicalised by the Islamic hate preacher Anjem Choudary, was arrested after Police seized computers from his home address in Ealing after a long surveillance. Evidence showed the men had discussed targeting Wootton Bassett where residents and families paid their respects to repatriated British Soldiers who we're killed in Afghanistan from 2007 and 2011.
Richard Dart changed his name to Salahuddin al Britani, featured in a BBC documentary filmed by his own Brother about Darts own conversion to Islam, during the documentary, called My Brother the Islamist, Dart was seen protesting about British Soldiers in Afghanistan and calling them 'murderers'. The former BBC security guard also called for Sharia Law to be implemented in Britain.
At an earlier Magistrates court hearing which can be reported now, Prosecutor, Mark Topping, said that the trio traveled to Pakistan ''for the purpose of being instructed in terrorism techniques and how to deploy these techniques in Pakistan and elsewhere''. When Mahmood returned to the UK, Police found traces of explosives in his rucksack. The Prosecutor said that they would communicate as if they we're ''deaf and dumb'' and type messages on a mobile phone and computers for the others to read and then delete, however, the Police we're able to recover fragments of discussions on Darts computer as evidence mounted against them. The messages mentioned the TTB -The Taliban, and some leaders, Mr. Topping went on to say: ''There is a discussion about Wootton Bassett and locations - ''Yes, Yes, Wootton Bassett, If not that, then all combatants, if it comes down to this, it is that or even to just deal with a few MI5 or MI6 heads'' The Crown says ''that this is a discussion of targeting''.
The 3 defendants will be sentenced at the end of April after a Judge adjourned the case for pre-sentence reports.
Aloms wife, Ruksana Begum, 22, of Islington, has already been sentenced after pleading guilty to possessing a document likely to be used by a terrorist.
Time and time again we are told that Islam is a peaceful religion, even our children are being taught in schools that Islam is a peaceful religion, when in fact Islam is a radical cult. William Gladstone once stood up in Parliament holding a copy of the Koran, and said ''As long as there is this book, there will be no peace in the world'' and how true these words are. Islam has no place in Britain.