Authorities have announced that six would-be terrorists who planned a terror strike in the UK last year have pleaded guilty to the crime. Luckily they were unable to follow through with their plan to attack an English Defense League rally because they showed up after the event had already ended.
The 20-something suspects - Omar Khan, Zohaib Ahmed, Mohammed Hasseen, Mohammed Saud, Anzal Hussain, and Jewel Uddin - planned to attack the right-wing rally with guns, knives, and fireworks packed with nails and ball bearings.
After showing up late, police became suspicious of one of the terrorists’ cars because it was extremely beat up and lacked proof of insurance. After searching the vehicle, police came away with two shotguns, kitchen knives, machetes and explosive devices, Newser reported.
There was also a note inside the car addressed to the "enemies of Islam," Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron.
The note reportedly read:
"To the EDL (English Drunkards League), O enemies of Allah! We have heard and seen you openly insulting the final Messenger of Allah ... you should know that for every action there is a reaction. Today is a day of retaliation (especially) for your blasphemy of Allah and his Messenger Muhammad."
Recording of speeches by the late militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki were also discovered in the car. A U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed Al-Awlaki in 2011.
The six men are expected to be sentenced in June.