Teenager, 19, who plotted a nail bomb attack at Elton John’s 50,000-capacity Hyde Park concert on the anniversary of 9/11 joins his terrorist brother behind bars as he is jailed for life

Teenage terrorist Haroon Syed has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 16 years and six months at the Old Bailey for plotting to bomb an Elton John concert on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The teenager plotted a nail bomb attack at Elton John’s 50,000-capacity Hyde Park concert on the anniversary of 9/11.

He also planned to target ‘packed places in London’ including Oxford Street, Buckingham Palace on the anniversary of the fatal attack.

  • Blind Druid

    Straight into a prison population of Muslims who will welcome him as a hero. There will be no “penal correction”. He will emerge, after lots of pleas and sentence reductions, even more dangerous than when he went in. Screw the U.K. they are done.

  • fedupwithislam

    I’m sure it’s all a big misunderstanding. He looks like such a fine young man.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      I’ve seen more handsome apes at the local zoo than this muzzie specimen. Yikes! No wonder they’re so angry and filled with hate. *sigh*

    • k1962

      Hideous looks, like the rest of them.

      • Tooth&Claw

        Dead, dull, eyes too. Every one of them. Notice that?

        • k1962

          Yes, I have actually. I would add evil eyes to the list too.

          • Exile1981

            His facial structure shows that mom and dad where 1st cousins. The british used to believe facial shape and skull shape could predict criminal behaviour. Given the look of most of these terrorists I think they were onto something.

  • andycanuck

    Oddly enough, CityTV’s news chyron omitted the Moslem terror connection.

  • Dana Garcia

    This phrase makes no sense: “jailed for life with a minimum term of 16 years and six months.” When the perp is 19, jail for 16 years means he gets out at age 35.

    Life in prison should mean life, period.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      Or just shoot him.

      • Dana Garcia

        That would be my recommendation. Europe needs to at least pretend it wants to survive.

    • tom_billesley

      In theory the Parole Board can keep a convict with a life sentence in prison until death, but the appointees tend to be bleeding heart liberals.

  • Watchman

    Does anyone believe he will not want to carry out attacks like the one he was planning after after 16 years in Jihadist University, surrounded by jihadist peers and teachers?

    In any war, you don’t release enemy combatants before this war is over, so a rational approach would be his incarceration until the Qur’an says the war against non-muslims is over – that would be not before the end of the world. Maybe the authorities could give the jihadists what they seem to earnestly want and execute muslim terrorists so they can get their guaranteed ticket to Jannah (muslim Heaven).

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …another Garnet Loon in the making….

  • k1962

    They finally got a sentence kind of right. Life shouldn’t be 16 years, it should mean life. He’s a very hateful deranged person and he shouldn’t walk among us again.

    • Exile1981

      A bullet to the brain is cheaper than the cost yo keep him in prison.

      • k1962

        And make sure we are safe, from at least him anyway. Hundreds of thousands more to worry about though.

    • tom_billesley

      British courts can’t hand out a life sentence without possibility of parole, however heinous the crime, or they fall foul of the “human rights” enforced by ECHR

      • k1962


  • Norman_In_New_York

    They still don’t get it. Jihad is not criminal conduct. It is war and must be treated accordingly.

  • tom_billesley

    There’s a third brother. Something to look forward to.