To fund these dastardly plans, the terrorists posed as charity collectors and spent months accruing spare change. They eventually gathered up 12,000 pounds, at which point "finance director" Rahin Ahmed assured the others that he could easily double that by currency trading online. He immediately lost 9,000 pounds. Like, immediately. At one point, he left his account running while making a cup of tea, and came back to a 3,000-pound loss. At the time of their arrest, the other members were reportedly not talking to him, at least until he could sell his car and pay them back.
Other members of the group went to Pakistan to attend an al-Qaeda training camp, but were horrified to discover that they had to sleep outside and their only bathroom was a big hole in the ground. They eventually called their parents, confessed that they couldn't hack it, and asked to be picked up from terror camp early.