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The Foreigner Alleged Norway-linked terror suspect in US court. Abid Naseer has appeared in a New York court facing charges of planning terrorism against the United States, the UK and Norway. 24-year-old Mr Naseer, who pleaded not guilty, was extradited from Britain to the US last week. He has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on 7th March. Prosecutors believe they have evidence the accused had bought materials for building bombs and his targets included the New York Subway, locations in Manchester, Liverpool, as well as places in Norway.Oslo trial

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Alleged Norway-linked terror suspect in US court

Published on Wednesday, 9th January, 2013 at 10:13 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 9th January 2013 at 10:32.

Abid Naseer has appeared in a New York court facing charges of planning terrorism against the United States, the UK and Norway.



24-year-old Mr Naseer, who pleaded not guilty, was extradited from Britain to the US last week. He has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on 7th March.

Prosecutors believe they have evidence the accused had bought materials for building bombs and his targets included the New York Subway, locations in Manchester, Liverpool, as well as places in Norway.

Oslo trial

It is also believed there has been contact between Mr Naseer and the three Oslo bomb plotters Mikael Davud, Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak, and David Jakobsen.

Oslo District Court sentenced the three men, who denied their guilt at their trial last year following their 2010 arrests in Oslo and Germany.

It was later confirmed Mr Davud planned to bomb the Chinese Embassy in Oslo with the help of bomb-making materials attempted bought at an Oslo pharmacy.

The Court of Appeal subsequently acquitted David Jakobsen of plotting terror but handed four months in jail for purchasing material used in making bombs.

Protests

Mikael Davud and Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak were also found guilty of planning to attack Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten and cartoonist Kurt Westergaard following its printing of the controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoons.

Norwegian papers Aftenposten and Dagbladet also reproduced the cartoons, attracting international criticism and sparking off a so-termed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack against newspaper servers.

Dagbladet’s decision subsequently led to Muslims protesting in the streets of Oslo, tinged with a warning issued by Islamic extremist Mohyeldeen Mohammad of the possibility of a US 9/11 of UK 7/7-style attack on Norwegian soil.

Long sentence

In light of suspicions Mikael Davud, Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak, and David Jakobsen had links with al-Qaida – which convicted Mr Davud subsequently admitted were indirect – Norwegian security police (PST) travelled to New York last year to question Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay.

These two men admitted their involvement in the same plot involving Abid Naseer to bomb a New York subway and a shopping centre in Manchester, UK, in 2009.

It was believed both Mr Zazi and Mr Ahmedzay tipped the FBI off about these potential attacks.

Asid Naseer was first arrested in Britain in an anti-terror operation in 2009. He could now face life in a US Prison if found guilty of planning terrorist attacks and working with al-Qaida.




Published on Wednesday, 9th January, 2013 at 10:13 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 9th January 2013 at 10:32.

This post has the following tags: norwaybombtarget, al-qaidasympathisers.





  
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