I guess testing a bomb in his backyard and then tweeting for suggestions on possible terror targets was not such a bright idea after all. Fortunately for UK citizens.
Married couple with ‘common interest’ in violent jihad are GUILTY of plotting 7/7-style suicide attack on Westfield shopping centre – asking Twitter for tips and testing bombs in their back garden
Mohammed Rehman (left), 25, planned to blow up either Westfield shopping centre (inset) or the London Underground to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings. His jihadi dream was funded by his secret wife Sana Ahmed Khan (right), 24, who used payday loans to buy fertiliser which her husband engineered into bombs. The court heard how the couple, who wed in secret in a traditional Islamic ceremony, immersed themselves in ISIS and Al Qaeda propaganda and idolised 7/7 bomber Shehzad Tanweer.
They even test fired one of their bombs in Rehman’s back garden and recorded it on film. Their plot was only foiled when Rehman – who called himself the ‘silent bomber’ – sent a tweet asking for advice on which was the best target. He had sent an earlier tweet saying he had ‘rigged’ his house to ‘blow at the touch of a button’ if the police try to raid his home, adding: ‘NOBODY gets in the way of my Jihad!’. When anti-terror police searched his property in Reading, Berkshire, they found 10kg of nitrate explosives – double the amount of powder used in the failed 21/7 London bombings.