Two British Muslims convicted of links to terrorist group al-Qaeda

    Two British Muslims have been convicted of links to terrorist group al-Qaeda: Taxi driver Habib Ahmed, 29, was caught in possession of two diaries which had details of top al-Qaeda operatives written in invisible ink – described in court as a terrorist’s contact book. The diaries were given to him by co-defendant Rangzieb Ahmed, 33, who the prosecution said was part of a three-man active service cell on an unknown foreign mission. Manchester Crown Court heard that among the names and phone numbers in the diaries were the organisation’s suspected former number three, Hamza Rabia. Rangzieb Ahmed was convicted of being a member of a terrorist organisation by a jury today on its fifth day of deliberations. Habib Ahmed was convicted of professing to be a member of the terror group. Rangzieb Ahmed was also found guilty of directing a terrorist organisation – the first person to be convicted of such an offence in the UK.

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