The husband and wife jihadi couple who plotted a major terror attack in London on the anniversary of the 7/7 bombings of 2005 have been given life sentences.
Would-be suicide bomber Mohammed Rehman and his wife Sana Ahmed Khan were found guilty on Tuesday. Today, Mr. Rehman was told he will spend a minimum of 27 years behind bars, while his wife will be jailed for at least 25 years.
The pair had planned to detonate a bomb at a Westfield shopping centre or on the London Underground. They chose the 10th anniversary of the London terrorist attacks that killed 52 people for their intended crime.
Twice the amount of explosives used in the 7/7 attacks was found in their home after one posted for advice about the plot on Twitter.
Prosecutor Tony Badenoch QC said the pair shared a “common interest” in the Islamic State and in violent Islamist ideology, and that Mr. Rehman argued he was prepared to die because his wife’s parents would not let them be together.