Muslim convert jailed for terrorism

Andrew Rowe, a British Muslim convert was jailed for 15 years yesterday after being caught with a notebook containing details of how to fire a mortar. He had been helping Muslims in Bosnia since the mid 1990s and had been arrested when he attempted to re-enter Britain. In the first major terrorist trial since the London bombings, Andrew Rowe, 34, was found guilty of two charges at the Old Bailey. He received seven and a half years for each offence.

Afterwards the judge, Mr Justice Fulford, complained that his sentencing powers for dealing with potential terrorists were too limited. "Ten years is not adequate and the courts should have the option of a discretionary life sentence," he said. "The government should give immediate and urgent consideration to the adequacy of that term."

Article in the Guardian