Al Qaeda 'considered targeting Canary Wharf'

By Giles Broadbent on April 29, 2014 11:20 AM |

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Just weeks after the 9/11 terror attacks on the Twin Towers in New York, Al Qaeda considered targeting Canary Wharf, according to a British terror convict.

"Shoe bomber" Saajid Badat, 35, spoke of the idea while testifying against hate preacher Abu Hamza who is on trial in New York on multiple terror charges.

Via video link from Britain, Badat said that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the 9/11 mastermind, had asked about a target in Britain after crossing out the World Trade Center in an almanac of the world's tallest buildings.

"I believe Canary Wharf was mentioned," Badat said.