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The Foreigner Terror suspect admits al-Qaida link. The assumed mastermind behind plotting to bomb China’s embassy in Oslo and allegedly assassinate Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard has admitted contact with al-Qaida. The Prosecution has alleged Uyghur Mikael Davud’s bomb-making training took place in Pakistan, but he explained he travelled out of Norway in 2008 to Turkey, then eventually on to Iran. As the terror three trial enters its third day, the 40-year-old told Oslo District Court, “I contacted people who communicated with al-Qaida and discovered they demanded I had to stay with them for a year.”

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Terror suspect admits al-Qaida link

Published on Thursday, 17th November, 2011 at 13:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 17th November 2011 at 15:33.

The assumed mastermind behind plotting to bomb China’s embassy in Oslo and allegedly assassinate Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard has admitted contact with al-Qaida.



The Prosecution has alleged Uyghur Mikael Davud’s bomb-making training took place in Pakistan, but he explained he travelled out of Norway in 2008 to Turkey, then eventually on to Iran.

As the terror three trial enters its third day, the 40-year-old told Oslo District Court, “I contacted people who communicated with al-Qaida and discovered they demanded I had to stay with them for a year.”

“They also said I had to act within the framework established by al-Qaida,” he continued, stating he had to prove he was Uyghur by translating a letter from Arabic to the Turkic language, spoken in Western China.

Mr Davud stated he then chose to contact a different, private group instead, who offered him training if he paid them, and was often transported to places blindfolded, NRK reports.

“There was first theoretical [bomb-making] instruction for several weeks, then practical. Teaching was not carried out using real materials because it would have emitted a smell and bothered the neighbours. However, they told me I would get to train with real substances, for example, hydrogen peroxide. They demonstrated during the training that it should become a dough-like mass, and said the explosive force depended upon its weight.”

Mr Davud says he was also shown videos of past explosions, and they explained which different mixtures would cause different explosions.

According to NRK, he repeated his earlier statements that he wanted to hit China, saying, “I would have asked Saddam for the knowledge I needed if it was allowed.”

The accused claims he never got to complete his final exam.



Published on Thursday, 17th November, 2011 at 13:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 17th November 2011 at 15:33.

This post has the following tags: oslodistrictcourt, kurtwestergaard, norwaychineseembassy, jyllands-posten, terrortrial.





  
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