Thursday, August 25, 2011

Al-Qaeda plot to kidnap Belmarsh jail boss foiled by late tip-off

More reason to segregate and isolate Islamist terrorist prisoners from the general population. The safest place for them is aboard prison ships far out into international waters. And oh yeah, any conviction for Islamist terrorist activity of any sort rates a sentence of life and a day, with no possibility for parole.

Harsh? Yep. And so is blowing up women and chidren.


Al-Qaeda plot to kidnap Belmarsh jail boss foiled by late tip-off

By Greig Box Turnbull, Daily Mirror 23/08/2011

A PLOT to kidnap a governor at one of the country’s top-security jails has been foiled by a last-minute tip-off.

Al-Qaeda gangsters planned to hold a prison boss hostage in a cell in Belmarsh prison, which cages notorious inmates including hook-handed cleric Abu Hamza and the failed London bombing gang.

Governors were summoned to an emergency meeting to be warned of the threat. Security around the prison bosses has been increased.

A source said: “They were told not to be alone with prisoners.

“The intelligence came in late at night and the governors were briefed the next morning. Belmarsh governors never take threats lightly.”

The prison was already at “unprecedented” levels of security after a plot to booby-trap governor Phil Wragg’s car was foiled in April.

And earlier this month the Mirror revealed the Muslim Boys gang was planning an attack inside the Category A jail in South East London as revenge for Osama bin Laden’s death in May.

A riot squad has been concealed around the jail to stop an attack during Muslim prayers on Fridays.

The Muslim Boys, an al-Qaeda splinter group, has carried out attacks using blades attached to toothbrushes. “They’re the biggest gang in the prison system,” said the source.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “Senior staff at HMP Belmarsh were told of an uncorroborated security threat as part of their daily security briefing.”