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Three would-be suicide bombers have been convicted of plotting to carry out terror attacks in the UK which would have been more deadly than the 7/7 bombings in 2005.

The men were key figures in a Birmingham-based terror cell which planned to detonate eight to 10 suicide bombs and timed explosive devices that prosecutors said could have caused “death and injury on a massive scale”. They are among a number of extremists in the UK who have been radicalised by the magazine Inspire, a self-help guide produced by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) which is pushed on internet forums to would-be terrorists.

They duped members of the public into donating thousands of pounds to fund their terror plot by posing as collectors for the charity Muslim Aid in Sparkhill, Birmingham. Within two weeks they were able to raise £14,500, which they diverted to fund their activities.

Mr Justice Henriques told the trio it was clear they were planning to carry out a spectacular bombing campaign to create an anniversary along the lines of 7/7 or 9/11 and that they would all face life in prison when they are sentenced in April or May.

Read more at The Guardian

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