Just four. Well, nine, if you count the other five who were up to other terrorism-type stuff. The important thing is that they’re Not All. The BBC reports on yet another in a long line of completely unrelated incidents:
Four men inspired by al-Qaeda have admitted planning to detonate a bomb at the London Stock Exchange.
Mohammed Chowdhury, Shah Rahman, Gurukanth Desai and Abdul Miah pleaded guilty to engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism…
Five other men have pleaded guilty to other terrorism offences and all nine will be sentenced next week.
The men, who are all British nationals, had been inspired by the preachings of the recently-killed radical extremist Anwar Al-Awlaki.
It emerged that those who admitted planning to target the London Stock Exchange wanted to send five mail bombs to various targets during the run up to Christmas 2010 and discussed launching a “Mumbai-style” atrocity.
A hand-written target list discovered at the home of one of the men listed the names and addresses of London Mayor Boris Johnson, two rabbis, the US embassy and the Stock Exchange.
Two rabbis? That’s weird. What could they possibly have against rabbis? Maybe that part was a typo. Two rabbits, that makes more sense.
As for their motives, we may never know. You would do well to stop asking.