He “has been ordered to serve at least 16 1/2 years.”
After that, he will be 35 or 36. What then? Will he emerge from prison disabused of his jihadist proclivities? That’s extremely unlikely. Prisons are hotbeds of jihadist recruitment. He is likely to emerge even more fanatical and murderous than he is now.
LONDON – A British teenager who planned to attack an Elton John concert in London on the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks was jailed for life on Monday.
Haroon Syed, 19, from West London, pleaded guilty to planning a terrorist attack between April and September 2016, and has been ordered to serve at least 16 1/2 years.
Syed admitted researching potential targets on the internet, including an Elton John concert in Hyde Park and Oxford Street, a busy shopping district.