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Forbindelsen mellom Pakistan og pakistanere i Storbritannia representerer en sikkerhetsrisiko. En 30-åring har nå tilstått at han planla terror i forbindeelse med et besøk i Pakistan i oktober 2006. En ny lov gjør det mulig å dømme selv om det bare var planer.

Sohail Qureshi, 30, planned to travel from Heathrow Airport with cash, a night-sight, two metal batons and a computer hard drive, prosecutors said.

He was arrested in 2006 at the airport as he prepared to leave for Pakistan.

Qureshi, of east London, also admitted at the Old Bailey possessing articles for terrorist purposes and articles likely to be useful to a terrorist.

‘Revenge’ message

Prosecutor Jonathan Sharp told the court Qureshi had planned a «two to three-week operation» in either Pakistan, Afghanistan or Pakistan’s Waziristan region after he landed in Islamabad.

Mr Sharp added: «Sohail Qureshi is a dedicated supporter of Islamist extremism.»

Internet traffic intercepted by police – which was presented to the court – revealed that Qureshi had written: «Pray that I kill many, brother. Revenge, revenge, revenge.»

The court had also been told that he intended to take two sleeping bags, two rucksacks, medical supplies and CD-Roms on board the flight in October 2006.

He had been followed airside at Heathrow by counter-terrorism officers who found him carrying £9,000 in cash.

Qureshi admitted preparing for terrorism under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006, and now faces sentencing.

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