Two Islamic preachers recruited, groomed and corrupted young Muslims, taking them to camps across Britain where they trained with members of the failed July 21, 2005, bomb plot, a court was told. Atilla Ahmet, 42, from south-east London, the ringleader of the alleged group, admitted encouraging others to commit murder, Woolwich Crown Court was told. Mohammed Hamid, 50, his alleged co-conspirator, who allegedly told police his name was Osama bin London, is accused of overseeing a two-year radicalisation programme to prepare a London-based network of Muslim youths for jihad. Mohammed Hamid also praised the September 11 hijackers as the “magnificent 15”, the court was told. He is accused of organising British jihadi camps planned “six or seven” attacks to be carried out before the 2012 Olympics in London, a court heard today.

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