Apparently this Muslim couple took, “the earth shook” quite literally as they did Quranic texts and teachings.
Munir Hassan Mohammed, 36, and Rowaida El-Hassan, 33, worked on building an improvised explosive device after bonding over their Islamic beliefs on SingleMuslim.com, it is claimed. El-Hassan, a qualified pharmacist, who was looking for “a man who fears Allah before anything else.” El-Hassan, who has a Masters degree in pharmacy from University College London, used her expert knowledge of chemicals to help Mohammed research and stockpile the ingredients needed for a bomb, the Old Bailey heard.
Here again we see well educated, affluent Muslims engaging in holy war. As I have often said, it is not poverty, lack of opportunity or hardship that creates jihad killers — the common denominator is Islam. It’s the same pattern over and over again. Further proof of all I have said and refutation of the popular leftist myth that the elites traffic in — that jihadis are poverty-stricken, disaffected, illiterate youths.
It’s the same pattern over and over again. Muslim doctors in Michigan, US naval officers, popular happy Muslim teens in Mississippi, Muslim rappers in Germany, Muslim doctors in Glasgow and Australia, Muslim chemical engineering students in Canada, the UK’s top students at their most elite schools, Muslim herdsmen in Nigeria, Muslim British surgeons, Muslim heart surgeons in Saudi Arabia, university students in Britain, imams in America, Muslim doctors in Australia,Canadian Idol contestants, and so forth – what brings these wildly different people together? Jihad. From the Sahara to the Kalahari, London to Lisbon, Manhattan to Madrid, Bali to Boston, Tiananmen Square to Thailand, Myanmar to Malaysia, Nairobi to Nigeria ….. no matter what the background, upbringing, schooling, wealth or poverty, color, what have you, it doesn’t matter. The understanding of Islam and jihad is the same, and it is the motive, the incitement to this monstrous war on the West and and the East and all points in between.
This is not rocket science. This is reality.
‘Couple who met on Muslim dating site SingleMuslim.com plotted bomb attack and shared gruesome ISIS beheading videos’
Two terror suspects planned to carry out a bomb attack in the UK after meeting on a Muslim dating site, a court heard today. Munir Hassan Mohammed, 36, and Rowaida El-Hassan, 33, tried to create an improvised explosive device after bonding over their extremist beliefs on SingleMuslim.com, it is claimed. Mohammed had been radicalised by an Islamic State commander on Facebook and wanted to carry out a deadly terrorist
Munir Hassan Mohammed, 36, and Rowaida El-Hassan, 33 each deny one count of preparing terrorist acts
Two terror suspects planned to carry out a bomb attack in the UK after meeting on a Muslim dating site, a court heard today.
Munir Hassan Mohammed, 36, and Rowaida El-Hassan, 33, tried to create an improvised explosive device after bonding over their extremist beliefs on SingleMuslim.com, it is claimed.
Mohammed had been radicalised by an Islamic State commander on Facebook and wanted to carry out a deadly terrorist attack by the time he set up a dating profile in a bid to find a wife, jurors heard.
By the spring of 2016 he was in regular contact with El-Hassan, a qualified pharmacist, who was looking for “a man who fears Allah before anything else”.
The pair shared gruesome videos of IS fighters beheading prisoners and recruiting children on WhatsApp as their online romance blossomed, jurors heard.
El-Hassan, who has a Masters degree in pharmacy from University College London, used her expert knowledge of chemicals to help Mohammed research and stockpile the ingredients needed for a bomb, the Old Bailey heard.
Prosecutor Anne Whyte, QC, said: “Munir Mohammed appears to have met Rowaida El-Hassan, a qualified pharmacist, through a Muslim dating website.
“Their communications with each other demonstrated an emotional attachment and a shared extremist ideology.
“They exchanged materials and views at the time, we say, Mohammed was planning to perform an attack of his own, motivated and inspired by what he had seen and heard on social media.”
She added: “Rowaida El Hassan had a professional knowledge of chemicals because of her professional training and qualifications.
“She assisted Mohammed by providing him with information about chemical components required for bomb making and how to source them and she assisted his online research about the manufacture of ricin using castor beans.
“In doing so she supported him in his engagement with attack planning.”
They are jointly charged with an offence under section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 – preparation of terrorist acts.’
Counter terror officers found bomb manuals and instructions for ricin and mobile phone detonators when they raided Mohammed’s Derby home on 12 December last year, it is said.
They also discovered 200ml of hydrogen peroxide and 500ml of hydrochloric acid – two of the components needed to make an unstable explosive.
When another team raided El-Hassan’s home in Willesden, northwest London, on the same day they found a 1 litre bottle of drain cleaner which contained Sulphuric acid at 91 per cent purity – another explosive component.
Ms Whyte said: “Both of them possessed material useful to someone wishing to manufacture improvised explosive devices – devices that are designed to injure or kill in an indiscriminate way.
“Both of them had also been in possession of videos which gruesomely and variously depicted the murder, sometimes multiple murder of prisoners in the custody of an organisation, familiar to you as Islamic State.
“These videos were designed to provide ideological justification for such acts of violence.”
The court heard Mohammed had been radicalised after speaking to a Facebook contact called Abubakr Kurdi, a suspected IS commander who has celebrated terrorist atrocities in Nice, Normandy and Orlando and called for lone wolf attacks throughout the world.
Ms Whyte continued: “In his communications with Kurdi, Munir Mohammed pledged his obedience to Kurdi and therefore by implication to IS.
“He requested, using basic code, the receipt of bomb making instructions and had expressed willingness to participate in ‘a new job in the UK’– in other words, in an act of terrorism involving extreme violence.”
Mohammed, of Leopold Street, Derby, and El-Hassan, of Willesden Lane, Willesden, each deny one count of preparing terrorist acts between November 2015 and September last year.