Muslim plotted attacks on Buckingham Palace and Elton John concert

A teenager has admitted plotting to bomb targets in London, having researched potential targets including Buckingham Palace and an Elton John concert.

Haroon Syed, 19, pleaded guilty on Thursday at the Old Bailey. Syed was “researching, planning and attempting to source” materials for homemade explosive devices for use in the UK.

The court heard how Syed tried to get weapons online, including a bomb vest or explosives, and trawled the web to find a busy area in the capital such as Oxford Circus to launch a mass casualty attack.

Syed was caught chatting online with officers from the British Security Service, who posed as a fellow extremist who could help him source the weapons.

  • terrence22

    I quickly scanned the article, so I may have missed it. Elton John happens to be very OPEN about his homosexuality; I did not see this noted in the article. Could this have something to do with why he was the target of muslim terror attack?/sarc

    • Watchman

      Jealousy at Elton getting the pork sword and them missing out on the same privilege? /sarc

  • Tom Forsythe

    The planned attack against a James Blunt concert was allowed to go ahead.

    • Watchman

      The Justin Bieber UK tour was still two months away and they couldn’t wait?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Maybe Sir Elton’s cancellation had to do with coming down with the Muslim flu.

  • tom_billesley

    Plotting attacks against TWO queens?

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