Tariq al-Daour, from Palestinian descent, was born in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) in 1986. He moved to UK and was granted British citizenship in 05/2005.
He lived in Paddington, London,as a student of biochemistry. Tariq al-Daour became a main activist in the U.K Cyber cell which operated in UK from early 2003. He specialized in stolen credit cards and identities and laundering money through online gambling sites -- using accounts set up for that purpose and circulated more them 1 million pounds a year through his fraud activity.
Tariq al-Daour, like the other U.K Cyber cell members, was under surveillance from 02/2004. In an online conversation bugged by the UK security service MI5, Tariq al-Daour said he would "sponsor terrorist attacks, become the new Osama" if he had £1 milion. In another conversation he said that suicide bombings were permissible but he did not like them unless they killed many people as "a Muslim life is worth more than that".
On 12/06/2005 Tariq al-Daour took part in the attack, in London, on a Jewish person - Alexander Oestrecher as an anti-Jewish act.
Tariq al-Daour was arrested in London, on 10/21/2005, alongside Younes Tsouli and Waseem Mughal. On one computer seized from Tariq al-Daour’s in his West London apartment, investigators found some 37,000 stolen credit card numbers. Alongside each credit card record was other information on the ID theft victims, such as the account holder's address, date of birth, credit balances and limits.
On 07/04/2007 Tariq al-Daour was convicted for inciting Islamic terror attacks through the web and conducting a propaganda campaign for Al Qaeda. He admitted all the charges against him and was sentenced to 6.5 year imprisonment in UK.
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