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UK: Muslim student nurse ‘inspired by radical Islam and jihad’ plants bomb outside maternity ward

Initially, Mohammad Farooq’s actions were characterized as “isolated,” as was reported earlier by Jihad Watch. The threat of jihad is habitually underplayed by authorities. But now, disturbing details have come to light. Farooq was a nursing student, a profession in which trust is expected and healing is a duty, yet he had explosives ready to set off outside a maternity ward “where he had been due to work a shift,” and a gun ready so that he could go on a shooting rampage.

The jihad motive is still being downplayed despite the media’s admission that he was “allegedly inspired by radical Islam and Jihad”: “His actions at the hospital are not alleged to have been motivated by terrorism but a grudge towards another member of staff.”

The “grudge” evidently provoked Farooq’s rage against his coworkers, but it is the jihad indoctrination that actually propelled the attack, which was directed not only against his coworkers but collaterally against patients as well. This jihadi “felt like killing everyone,” yet the media and authorities continue to downplay the role of jihad. Westerners are supposed to be quiet about the jihad, lest talking about it increases fear and causes “Islamophobia.”

An update on this story. “Student nurse accused of planning terror attack with homemade bomb at RAF base,” Express & Star, January 27, 2023:

A student nurse has appeared in court accused of planning a terrorist attack at an RAF base after he was allegedly found with a pressure cooker bomb outside a hospital in Leeds.

Mohammad Farooq, 27, was allegedly inspired by radical Islam and Jihad when he carried out “hostile reconnaissance” of the military base in Yorkshire on January 10 and 18 after carrying out online research.

Prosecutors say he chose the target because of online encouragement to carry out a “lone wolf” attack at the site.

Farooq is said to have constructed a viable bomb made from a pressure cooker, 13.7 kilos of a homemade low explosive mixture and a length of pyrotechnic fuse.

He was arrested in the early hours of last Friday outside the maternity unit at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds, where he had been due to work a shift.

Farooq is said to have told a man he “felt like killing everyone” before showing him a gun, then told police officers he had a bomb.

His actions at the hospital are not alleged to have been motivated by terrorism but a grudge towards another member of staff.

Farooq, from Leeds, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday from a police station in Bradford wearing a grey tracksuit.

He spoke to confirm his name, address and date of birth but was not asked to enter pleas to the three charges he faces.

Farooq is charged with one count of engaging in conduct with the intention of committing acts of terrorism between July 12 and last year and January 20.

Prosecutor Mark Luckett said he allegedly had instructions to assemble a homemade explosive device, bought equipment and made the bomb, researched the RAF base online, and engaged in reconnaissance of the alleged target.

He is also charged with possessing an explosive substance – namely 13.7 kg of a homemade low explosive mixture, a pressure cooker and a length of pyrotechnic fuse – on January 20 with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury to property.

Farooq faces a further count of possessing an imitation firearm: a Gediz 9mm PAK semi-automatic pistol; with intent to cause fear of violence on the same date.

There was no application for bail and chief magistrate Paul Goldspring remanded him in custody ahead of his next appearance at the Old Bailey next Friday……




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