But here’s the rub. The 999 caller, Shahid Shah (below), is a Muslim himself. He told officers he had been inspired by watching Osama Bin Laden internet clips and had attended a Jihadi training camp during the call on December 22nd. Not to worry, he’ll be diagnosed with “mental issues” and be back on the streets in 24 hours.
Metro He said he had read a lot about extremist things and said he was going to plant a bomb outside the mosque, in Hastings Street. ‘He said he was going to do that because the mosque had a different (aka less radical) ideology from him.
Shah, 35, said he would carry out his threat at the Normanton place of worship because he ‘wanted to inflict sorrow and fear’ on those who went there. He told a call operator he was having ‘violent extremist thoughts’ and demanded officers were sent to his address ‘immediately’ before he blew up the mosque.