Four men accused in failed 2005 bombings of London subways and buses were found guilty today of conspiracy to murder. The attack, in which bombs affixed to makeshift shrapnel failed to detonate detonate, took place two weeks after a the 7/7 transit bombing killed 52 London commuters.
Two more men await judgment in the plot, which agitated an already-jittery London with tales of the defendants' escape attempts—one disguised in a burqa. The prosecution insisted the men were not merely copycats but conspirators who had been planning their strike for months. The bombers had seen sermons by a well-known radical preacher and their flats were littered with images of terrorism.