Thursday, July 05, 2007

Spot The Difference.

Here are two reports of the court appearances of two men both accused of stockpiling weapons for terrorist offences:
Plumber appears on terror charges
A London man has appeared in court charged with five offences relating to alleged terrorist activities and firearms possession.

Kazi Nurur Rahman, 28, a plumber from Newham, east London, appeared at Bow Street Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Mr Rahman was ordered to stand trial on 19 December at the Old Bailey.

He faces charges relating to alleged possession of three Uzi sub-machine guns and 3,000 rounds ammunition with intent to endanger life.

Mr Rahman was arrested by anti-terrorism detectives operating in Hertfordshire on 29 November.

Two of the charges are under the Terrorism Act 2000.
Now compare it with this:
Ex-BNP man 'wanted to shoot PM'

A former British National Party (BNP) candidate who held explosive chemicals in anticipation of a civil war wanted to shoot Tony Blair, a court heard.

Robert Cottage, 49, from Colne, Lancashire, pleaded guilty to possession of explosives at the start of his trial at Manchester Crown Court.

His wife said he often boasted of wanting to shoot Mr Blair and Lib Dem peer Lord Greaves, the court was told.

Mr Cottage denies conspiracy to cause an explosion.

A second man, David Jackson, 62, of Nelson, Lancashire, denies both charges under the Explosive Substances Act.

Alistair Webster QC, defending, said Mr Cottage, of Talbot Street, was a former BNP candidate and had been the subject of threats.
I guess Mr Rahman simply didn't have any political ideology that was pertinent to his case.