'Bomb Video' Suspect Cleared

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'Bomb Video' Suspect Cleared
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Rauf Mohammed, the minicab driver accused of making a 'terrorist video' of London landmarks has been cleared by the jury at Woolwich Crown Court.

The 26-year-old from Forest Gate had been accused by the Met of videoing certain London landmarks while "listening to hypnotic music about martyrdom,". The prosecution also said that Mohammed had "spoke of killing Western leaders including Tony Blair".

Mohammed claimed that the video was simply a tourist video to send to his family back home and that any comments about world leaders being 'slayed' were jokes.

However, minutes after the verdict was given Mohammed was placed under a control order alllowing the Home Office to restrict where he goes and who he meets, and possibly curb his access to telephones and the internet and permit police to enter his home at any time.

And while we're on the subject: three more British muslims were charged with conspiracy to murder in connection with the alleged airliner bomb plot.

Last Updated 30 August 2006