January 12, 2020
I’m actually surprised.
I thought the staff in British prisons were all Moslem too.
An incident which saw two inmates stab a prison guard while wearing fake suicide belts is being treated as a terror attack.
One of the suspects is understood to be convicted terrorist Brusthom Ziamani, 24, who was jailed in 2015 for plotting to behead a soldier.
The ‘vicious’ and ‘cowardly’ attack happened while their cells were unlocked at HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire, just after 9am on Thursday.
It is believed Ziamani and his fellow inmate suddenly started knifing the guard from behind, leaving him suffering from wounds to his face, neck and chest.
It is believed they used improvised bladed weapons to stab the guard, while wearing belts ‘with various items crudely attached’, said Met Police.
The two inmates were subsequently detained by security officials at the 458-capacity maximum security jail, who also suffered injuries while restraining them.
In total five members of staff, including the targeted guard, were taken to hospital and have since been discharged.
Police said both inmates suspected to be involved in the attack remain in prison, however no arrests have yet been made.
It is believed Ziamani carried out the attack alongside a Muslim convert who was jailed for a violent offence.
Ziamani, a follower of radical preacher Anjem Choudary, 52, was found guilty of planning a terror attack in 2015 over a plot to behead a British soldier.
He was arrested while carrying a 12 inch knife and hammer in a rucksack and the Old Bailey later heard he had researched the location of Army cadet bases in south-east London.