Court told computer had bomb guide
on 22/06/2012 14:33:04
They were contained in a publication called Inspire, described as an Al Qaeda magazine.
The High Court in Glasgow heard that broken Christmas tree lights like those mentioned in the bomb-making instructions were also found in Taimour Abdulwahab's house in Luton.
Abdulwahab died in the explosion on December 11 2010 in the Bryggargatan area of the Swedish capital.
Nasserdine Menni, whose age is unknown, is on trial charged with conspiring with Abdulwahab and others to further terrorist aims, which included the use of explosive devices in the commission of an act of terrorism directed against members of the Swedish public, with intent to murder them.
Under cross-examination today, Abdulwahab's wife Mona Thwany, 29, was asked whether she had heard of Inspire magazine.
She said she had read that it was an Al Qaeda magazine.
William Taylor QC, defending Menni, asked: "Amongst other things it gives you instructions on how to build a bomb in your mother's kitchen. Why could it be on a computer in your house?"
She said that she did not know and went on to say that the computer, which was her husband's, was used by a lot of people.
Asked whether her husband could have downloaded it, she replied that she did not know.
Ms Thwany was also asked about Christmas tree lights which the police found in her house, which had bits of flex cut off them.
She told the court that she did not cut the flex and was unaware whether her husband or anyone else had.
Mr Taylor said: "The instructions on how to build a bomb in Inspire magazine contained details.
"You needed an ignitor, which could be a Christmas tree light, there were instructions on how to break the light leaving the filament intact.
"In your house you've got instructions to send pollen presses which turn up in Stockholm, you've got Christmas tree lights cut up to form the very bits that form the ignitors in Stockholm and you've got your bank account being used to pay for these.
"I suggest you knew perfectly well that your husband's objective was to kill himself in Sweden."
She replied: "No."
Mr Taylor also suggested that Ms Thwany went shopping online after learning of her husband's death on December 11.
He told the court that she looked at clothes and how to buy a dress, then checked how much money was in her bank account.
She said she did not remember, adding that it was "very unlikely" that she looked at clothes.
Mr Taylor said: "I'm wondering what kind of mind you have if, having just had this appalling news that your husband was dead, you go and look for a dress for yourself and see how much money was in the bank."
She answered: "I don't remember."
Menni is also charged with transferring money to or for the use of Abdulwahab, in the knowledge it would be used for the purposes of terrorism.
It is alleged he conspired with Abdulwahab and others from addresses in Glasgow, Luton, Bedford, Syria, Iraq and Sweden between January 1 2003 and March 8 2011.
He denies all of the charges against him.