A judge in an "internet terrorism" trial admitted yesterday that he had no idea what a website was.
Mr Justice Openshaw told stunned prosecutors at Woolwich Crown Court in south London: "The trouble is I don't understand the language. I don't really understand what a website is."
He paid close attention as Prof Tony Sams, a computer expert, explained in detail how the internet works.
The defendants, Younis Tsouli, 23, Waseem Mughal, 24, and Tariq al-Daour, 21, allegedly helped distribute Islamic propaganda over the internet in support of al-Qa'eda.