3rd November 2010
Roshonara Choudhry: “I was not going to stop until someone made me. I wanted to kill him… I was going to get revenge for the people of Iraq.”
The Telegraph’s report has the POLICE CCTV pictures below of the would-be murderer of Stephen Timms, Labour MP and former Treasury minister in the previous government.
These pictures, used in the court case which convicted her yesterday of attempted murder, were of the moments before the MP was stabbed twice by a “smiling” (Mr Timms’ description) Roshonara Choudhry, a 21-year-old student.
She had the audacity, and got away with it, to refuse to appear in court in her own trial and ordered her own counsel NOT to offer any evidence on her behalf nor to ask for clemency. Courageous little martyr for Allah, isn’t she just? What a pity our civilised legal system won’t allow her hopes to come to fruition.
THANK GOODNESS FOR CCTV
Liberal minds and civil righters have often bemoaned the use of cctv cameras, especially where they are targeted in Muslim areas. But if the much-criticised CCTV had not been in place at the MP’s office, she would only have been a ‘suspect’.
Given the vagaries of liberal English law, she would have been liable to get off scot-free.
This BBC News video has a round-up of her trial over the last couple of days, including yesterday when the jury took only 14 minutes to find her guilty.
Here’s hoping the judge will only take a few minutes to jail her for life, later today. Here’s hoping, but no breath-holding!
- Woman found guilty of Iraq war revenge attack on MP Stephen Timms (telegraph.co.uk)
- Woman guilty of Iraq war revenge attack on MP Stephen Timms (independent.co.uk)
- Student Guilty Of Trying To Kill Labour MP (news.sky.com)
- Student Tried To Kill MP Over Iraq War Vote (news.sky.com) Links to a report by Stephen Timms’ agent, Unmesh Desai.
- Woman guilty in MP stabbing case (bbc.co.uk)
- Student who stabbed MP Stephen Timms ‘inspired by al-Qa’ida cleric’ (independent.co.uk)
- Student guilty of trying to kill MP (thesun.co.uk)
- Murder bid woman ‘had list of MPs’ (mirror.co.uk)
- Stephen Timms attacker guilty (guardian.co.uk)
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