British Muslim students jailed

LONDON, July 27: A British court on Thursday jailed a group of British Muslim students who collected a library of Al Qaeda propaganda and intended to travel to Afghanistan to fight coalition forces, for a total of 13 years.

The five Muslim men linked up with sympathisers in Pakistan and the US and held video conferences over the Internet to discuss violent jihad. They were caught after the parents of one of the students contacted police.

Schoolboy Irfan Raja had run away from home in February 2006 when he was just 17, leaving a suicide note. "If not in this dunya (world) we will meet in Jannat (paradise)," the note said. When his parents looked on his computer they found speeches by Osama bin Laden calling for Muslims to take revenge on the West for invading Islamic lands and other extremist speeches, the prosecution told a London court. reuters

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