Ex-JW Guilty of Plotting Terrorism

by cofty 5 Replies latest social current

  • cofty

    According to radio news earlier today he was raised as a JW but was told to leave home when he was disfellowshipped and turned to the mosque for support.

    A teenager who was on his way to behead a British soldier with a 12in knife when he was arrested, has been found guilty of preparing a terrorist act.

    Brusthom Ziamani, 19, was also carrying a hammer and an "Islamic flag" when he was arrested in London in August 2014.....

  • cofty

    Correction - I don't know for sure if he was ever Dfd.

    Guardian report...

    He said he first became interested in Islam at the age of 15 through rap music and decided to convert in the months before he was first arrested. He turned to extremists in the Muslim group al-Muhajiroun after being kicked out of his home when when his Jehovah’s Witness parents discovered his newfound religion.

  • Village Idiot
    Village Idiot
    People that young are especially ripe for conversion to any religion. He must have had a real sh1tty life, thanks to his parents, before he made that decision.
  • LoveUniHateExams

    Just been reading about this. It was bad for his parents to disown him for leaving the WTS. Of course, that had nothing to do with him being found with a 12 inch knife, a hammer and a black flag of jihad.

    He could have chosen to live within the law and worship at his local mosque. Instead, he chose to get involved with terrorism. I hope they lock him up and throw away the key.

  • cofty

    He is currently a very dangerous young man. Totally indoctrinated.

    However, thanks to the police he never got the chance to carry out his plan. De-conversion isn't impossible. Maajid Nawaz is a good example of a former radical who now works against extremism.

  • SonoftheTrinity

    Moderate Muslims are more interested in making money, paying for their children's college, and arranging their children's marriages, while the Radicals are busy spreading their religion. The moderates need to be out there at the hippie festivals spreading moderate sufism or something besides being petty bourgeois. By the same token I blame the mainstream churches for the rise of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

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