U.K. Brothers Convicted for Plotting Terrorist Attack



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Two brothers who called themselves “The Blackburn Resistance” and filmed Al Qaeda-style propaganda in a park were convicted of terrorist offenses in an English court Friday.Abbas Iqbal, 24, gathered a stockpile of weapons at the family home in Blackburn in west central England, while his brother, Ilyas, 23, studied and compiled information on guerrilla warfare.

Abbas was found guilty of dissemination of terrorist publications and preparing for acts of terrorism, while Ilyas was convicted of possession of a document likely to be useful to a terrorist.A third man, Muhammad Ahmad, 26, was cleared of preparing for an act of terrorism.Abbas was sentenced to two years in jail for dissemination of terrorist material and one year for preparation for acts of terrorism, to run concurrently.

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