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Prosecutor Anne Whyte QC said Mohammed “resolved upon a lone wolf attack”, while working making sauces for supermarket ready meals, and El-Hassan was well aware of his plan.
He pledged allegiance to the man, known as Abubakr Kurdi, and offered to participate in “a new job in the UK” – a phrase jurors were told referred to a terror attack.
The story did not make the cut for the nightly newscasts of NBC, ABC and CBS, which still have a combined 20 million daily viewers.
The attack, which many assumed was an act of Islamic extremism, now appears to possibly be tied to Mateen's own shame over his sexuality and investigators are now looking into this internal conflict as a possibly motive.
Meyer writes: “When Project Cassandra leaders sought approval for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, officials at the Justice and Treasury departments delayed, hindered or rejected their requests. officials to be back in business, and helping to arm militants in Syria and elsewhere with Russian heavy weapons.In his zeal not to offend Iran so he could complete the deal, Obama halted a George W.Bush administration investigation of drug and human trafficking by the Iran-funded terror group Hezbollah.Mohammed, of Leopold Street in Derby, and El-Hassan, of Willesden Lane in north-west London, denied preparing terrorist acts between November 2015 and December 2016 but a jury found them both guilty.
Judge Michael Topolski QC remanded them in custody and warned them they faced jail when they are sentenced next month.
Jurors were told the pair had a “rapidly formed emotional attachment and a shared ideology” and were in regular contact on Whats App by spring 2016, meeting in a London park near El-Hassan’s home.