Terror accused's ex-wife offered to be 'fourth lion'

The estranged wife of a man accused of being part of a trio planning a suicide terror plot offered to be the group's "fourth lion", a court heard yesterday.

In a reference to the terrorist spoof film Four Lions, Salma Kabal, 27, told her husband Ashik Ali, also 27, that she could be the "lioness" of the group, which was allegedly planning an attack bigger than the that of 7 July 2005 in London, Woolwich Crown Court was told.

Ms Kabal is not accused of being involved and did not know what the group was allegedly planning, said Brian Altman, QC, for the prosecution. Mr Ali is accused of planning and fundraising for an attack with Irfan Naseer, 31, and Irfan Khalid, 27. Earlier, the court heard that Mr Naseer tried to justify terrorising people, saying Westerners have "sex like donkeys on the street".

In a taped conversation, he said: "You know the main thing is, bro, all this world is shit, bro.... They wanna, you know, have sex like donkeys on the street, they wanna club, act like animals and why shouldn't we terrorise them, tell me that?"

The trial continues.