LONDON (AP) — A husband-and-wife team of Muslim fanatics have been jailed in Britain for plotting attacks against the Jewish community in Manchester.
Prosecutors say Mohammed Sajid Khan and his wife Shasta accumulated a stockpile of bomb-making supplies in a plan to detonate an improvised explosive at a Jewish site in the city in northern England.
Judge Alan Wilkie said Friday that Mohammed Sajid Khan was a violent criminal and a "committed Islamic extremist," saying he was satisfied that it was only a matter of time before the 33-year-old would have been in a position to strike.
The justice also said that 38-year-old Shasta had become "a devoted jihadist" under her husband's influence.
Mohammed Sajid Khan was given an indeterminate sentence, while his wife was jailed for eight years.