The following conversation would be funny if it wasn’t… well, if the people caught on tape weren’t serious about their end goal. What’s the likelihood that the terrorists who attacked the London Transport system last year had similar conversations, but unfortunately were not being watched (or recorded) by MI5?
(From the Daily Telegraph, the only paper I could find online to include an actual transcript.)
The recording played to the (Old Bailey) jury was said by the prosecution to have been made at Akbar’s home in Uxbridge, west London, on Sunday February 22, 2004.
Akbar: “What about easy stuff where you don’t need no experience and nothing and you could get a job, yeah, like for example the biggest nightclub in central London where no-one can even turn round and say ‘oh they were innocent’ those slags dancing around?
“If you went for the social structure where every Tom, Dick and Harry goes on a Saturday night, yeah, that would be crazy.”
Khyam: “If you get a job in a bar, yeah, or a club, say the Ministry of Sound, what are you planning to do there then?”
Akbar: “Blow the whole thing up.”
Khyam: “That’s what I’m saying.”
Akbar: “I think the club thing you could do, but the gas would be much harder. There’s people who even get in with their searching stuff but it’s only bouncers that search you.”
Khyam: “The explosion in the clubs, yeah, that’s fine, Bro, that’s not a problem. The training for that is available. To get them into the Ministry of Sound really isn’t difficult.”
Akbar asks Khyam: “Bruv, you don’t think this place is bugged, do you?”
Khyam: “No, I don’t think it’s bugged Bruv.”