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Qatada intends to sue for £10million

Qatada intends to sue for £10million | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
The cleric’s family said his hopes of a large compensation win have been boosted after he was released from jail last week and a judge blocked his deportation to Jordan to face terror charges.

Abu Qatada has told his family that he plans to sue the British government for £10million for ‘unlawful detention’.
The hate preacher has said he wants compensation for his ‘extended mistreatment’ after a judge released him from jail last week and blocked his deportation to Jordan to face terror charges.
Qatada was awarded a far smaller payout from the European Court of Human Rights three years ago after judges ruled he had been unfairly detained in Belmarsh high security jail without trial.
But the cleric’s family said that his hopes of a much larger compensation win have been boosted after the special immigration court ruled last Monday that there was a real risk that evidence obtained through torture might be used against him if he was sent home to Jordan to face trial.
The cleric, once described by a judge as Osama Bin Laden’s ambassador in Europe, has been bailed to his family home in London after spending much of the past seven years behind bars.
Qatada lives in North London with his wife and five children on state handouts said to total £1,000 a month.
His brother, Ibrahim Othman, said: ‘He said he hopes to get £10million for being wrongly put in jail.

‘He says he will make the claim when the court processes are finished for his extended mistreatment.
‘He has done nothing against the British people but the British authorities put him jail for many years.
‘He has not had any trial in Britain. It is only right that he should have the money.

‘He hasn’t been able to work for a long time because he has been in jail, so how could he survive without compensation when it is all over?’
Mr Othman said that if Qatada was successful he hoped to spend the money on a new house in Jordan, if he is allowed to return without facing trial, and also invest it into an Islamic charity to help poor people in the country. The failure to deport Qatada has already cost taxpayers more than £3million, including £500,000 on surveillance.

Under the terms of his bail, he is allowed out between 8am and 4pm, during which time he will be monitored by the police and MI5. He also cannot lead prayers, give lectures, preach or provide religious instruction other than to his wife and children at home.
Mr Othman said Qatada called his mother in Amman, the capital of Jordan, on Monday evening, hours after his court victory.
He said: ‘My brother said he was very happy with his win. He still wants to return to Jordan, but only as a free man. He will bring the case for compensation when he is completely cleared by the courts, which he is very confident will happen.’
Qatada was awarded £2,500 by the European Court of Human Rights in 2009 after he brought a case with ten other terror suspects and fanatics who were held without trial under terrorism laws introduced in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
The court said the terms of the detention violated three provisions of the Human Rights Convention.
But the European judges stressed that the compensation was ‘substantially lower’ than in previous cases because the detention scheme was devised ‘in the face of a public emergency’ that had been ‘threatening the life of the nation’.
Earlier this week neighbours of the hate preacher were furious to learn that Qatada is demanding to be moved to a bigger house funded by the taxpayer.
The 52-year-old is believed to have made the request on the grounds he needs more space for his wife and children.
But local residents said they were disgusted by Qatada’s claims. One mother of two, who did not want to be named, said: ‘Do you have to be a terrorist now to get a bigger house? He already has five bedrooms.’

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Islamist terrorism is beginning to demolish political correctness

Islamist terrorism is beginning to demolish political correctness | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

“The simple fact is that Islamic fundamentalists are irreconcilable. To them the US will remain the Great Satan.” This was, of course, a comment on the murder of the US ambassador to Libya.

I wonder if, in the midst of all this horror, we might begin to see signs of hope? I mean, might we at last be beginning to escape the mealy-mouthed world of all that has for long remained unsayable. Perhaps there are, after all, limits to political correctness. I dare to breathe the hope that maybe western societies will not die the death of a thousand euphemisms. I thought I detected signs of this dawning sanity just after 9/11. We were shocked into reality then. And we were geared for war. People expected it. There was a creepy silence in the streets of the City of London. Weekday attendances at our lunchtime Eucharists doubled and tripled. There were reassuring signs of seriousness. Then, within a few weeks, under a barrage of media propaganda telling us that 9/11 had nothing to do with Islam, euphemistic orthodoxy and the fatal disease of appeasement returned.
It has been with us ever since. The Ministry of Truth operated by the Guardianistas and the BBC have delighted in what they call “The Arab Spring,” as if this heralded the advent of “democracy” all across North Africa and the Middle East. As we now learn from events in Egypt, Yemen, Syria, the Sinai – and most recently in Libya – this was always a delusion, a perversion of reality flying in the face of the facts.
The fact is that a resurgent, militant anti-western Islamic fundamentalism is the gravest threat to civilisation. This is bad news of course. But the good news – as evinced in today’s editorial column – is that finally we are being allowed to name this peril for what it is.
Militant fanaticism wherever and whenever it arises has to be resisted and put down. It was defeated at the Battle of Tours in AD 732. At the siege of Malta in 1565. At Lepanto in 1571. It is not so many centuries since the barbarians were at the gates of Vienna. And without our resistance they will soon be there again.
Don’t take my word for all this. As long ago as the 1820s, Samuel Taylor Coleridge described the scene as:


That erection of a temporal monarch under the pretence of a spiritual authority, which was not possible in Christendom but by the extinction or entrancement of the spirit of Christianity: this was effected in full by Mahomet, to the establishment of the most extensive and complete despotism that ever warred against civilisation and the interests of humanity.


Do I learn from this morning’s editorial that we are at last being allowed to recognise and state this truth? If so, then however dark the hour, there are grounds for hope.

 

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Six Birmingham terror suspects in custody

Six Birmingham terror suspects in custody | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

Six Birmingham men accused of plotting a terror attack have been remanded in custody.

 

Jewel Uddin, 26, Omar Mohammed Khan, 27, Mohammed Hasseen, 23, Anzal Hussain, 24, Mohammed Saud and Zohaib Ahmed, both 22, appeared via video link in a preliminary Old Bailey hearing.

 

The men are jointly accused of preparing an act or acts of terrorism between 1 May and 4 July this year.

They were arrested after police found weapons in a car on the M1.

Guns, knives, machetes and a home-made explosive device were allegedly discovered.

Mr Uddin, Mr Khan and Mr Hasseen were arrested after a routine stop of a Renault Laguna by police on the M1, near Sheffield, on 30 June.

The weapons are said to have been found in that vehicle along with a note addressed to the English Defence League, which was planning a rally in South Yorkshire that day.

Mr Hussain, Mr Saud and Mr Ahmed, who were arrested on 4 July, were allegedly travelling in a gold Rover which was in a convoy with the Laguna.

The men face an allegation that they took part in activities including the manufacture of an improvised explosive device, the acquisition of firearms and other weapons, and the purchase of motor vehicles connected with the charges.

It follows a series of arrests by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, assisted by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

On Tuesday, the men spoke only to confirm their identities.

They were remanded in custody ahead of a hearing in January next year.

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Manchester Al Qaida Terrorist Recalled To Prison

Manchester Al Qaida Terrorist Recalled To Prison | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

A Muslim extremist fanatic who was convicted of terrorism charges back in 2008 and sentenced to 10 years in prison was released on licence after serving just less than 3 years of his sentence, has been now recalled for breaching his early release conditions.

 

Ex taxi driver Habib Ahmed 32 of Cheetham Hill Manchester, was serving the sentence for being an active member of the terror group Al Qaida, and the possession of documentation of terror related purposes, Habib was also found attempting to smuggle coded secret books to the UK, which held contacts, and phone numbers to key figures of the terrorist underworld, and was a key to any potential UK terrorist massacre.

Greater Manchester Police and Special Branch officers, from the UK secret services intercepted Habib’s plans to attempt to bring the two secret books heading from Pakistan via Dubai with plans.

Habid was discovered with diaries written in invisible ink, containing details of senior Al Qaida terrorists, and was described at Manchester Crown Court as a ‘Terrorist contact booklet.’

It is also believed Habib downloaded a document called “a study of assassination”; he also looked up bomb-making techniques and checked the addresses of ex-Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon, military bases, and senior policemen.

Habib was also jailed with his assailant from Rochdale, Rangzieb Ahmed, who was the first ever terrorist to be jailed in the UK, Ahmed was also handed a jail sentence for the minimum of 10 years for directing terrorist activity within the mainland.

Part of Habib’s early release licence were strict conditions and observations from Greater Manchester Police, the licence was quickly breached, it has been established that Habib was held after he began worshipping at an unauthorised mosque and bought an unauthorised mobile phone.

Mr Mercer, an ex-Army colonel, said: “We have a terrorist released unusually early from prison and what does he do? He says ‘Thank you’.
“It’s a blunder by the licensing board and questions must be asked why they deemed him fit to be free after three tenths of his sentence” Mr Mercer concluded.

Gary Tumulty Salford British National Party Organiser also said “The first question I would like to an answer to is what an unauthorised mosque is?
“It is total madness to let a known terrorist be let out of prison; we have the biggest single event to hit the UK shortly, The Olympics, which some of the events happen to take place in Manchester, The authorities have breached the public’s safety by allowing such a person to walk the streets, who would be only to happy to cause a massive atrocity to this country.

“There is no real deterrent in this legal system, he should be deported or hung, I just hope the people who have dumbed down the legal system in this country get their comeuppance, because when the British National Party take control of this country we will hold every single one of them accountable for their actions, that have destroyed this country” Gary Concluded.

It is believed Habib was arrested at the home of wife Mehreen Haji, 31, where he was staying, who coincidently was arrested back in September 2006 and charged with supplying £4,000 to Habib Ahmed "knowing or having reasonable suspicion that it would, or might be used for the purposes of terrorism".

Police also claimed the pair were members of Al-Muhajiroun, the Islamic militant group founded by radical Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed who was then serving a jail sentence for inciting terrorism.

Mehreen Haji was cleared of two counts of arranging funding for the purposes of terrorism; there was not enough evidence to support the police claims which allowed her to walk free from the court.

Habib Ahmed will now face a hearing to see whether he must serve the rest of his licence behind bars. No date has been announced, but rest assured the British National Party will be following this case very closely.

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Remembering 7/7 – The Bombers - Rot In Hell !

Remembering 7/7 – The Bombers - Rot In Hell ! | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

The four men who carried out the 7 July bombings were young Muslim Britons who had led apparently ordinary lives. Their profiles are below.

 

Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Edgware Road bomber
A married father-of-one and teaching assistant, Mohammad Sidique Khan was the oldest of the bombers and is thought to have taken the lead role.
Raised in Beeston, Leeds, he was the youngest of six children born to Pakistani immigrants who had taken British citizenship.

Friends from his teenage years recall a highly Westernised young man who insisted on being called “Sid”.

Khan was known to the MI5, but officers assigned to investigate him were diverted to another operation.

Following the attacks a video message recorded by Khan emerged in which he said he was a “soldier” at “war”.

His bomb, detonated on a westbound Circle Line train, killed seven people.

 

Shehzad Tanweer, 22, Aldgate bomber
Shehzad Tanweer was born in Bradford but lived most of his life in the Beeston area of Leeds.
Neighbours described the sports science graduate as a “nice lad” who could “get on with anyone”. Friends said he was very religious, but did not express an interest in politics.

In 2004 he travelled to the Pakistani city of Karachi along with Khan.

The two became known to the security services, but were on the periphery of other surveillance operations.

Tanweer detonated his bomb on the eastbound Circle line, killing seven others.

 

Jamaican-born British resident Germaine Lindsay spent his childhood in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, not far from the other bombers’ homes.
He converted to Islam in 2000, took the name Jamal and, at around the same time, started to associate with troublemakers.

At school he was disciplined for handing out leaflets in support of al-Qaeda.

In many ways Lindsay’s life was unsettled, but in 2002 he married a white convert to Islam, with whom he had a young boy. A daughter was born after his death.

Lindsay carried out the most deadly of the bombings, killing 26 on the Piccadilly line train.

 

Hasib Mir Hussain, 18, Tavistock Square bomber
Teenager Hasib Hussain was known as a quiet student with few friends whose life attracted little outside attention during his early teens.
Hussain was a second generation British citizen whose parents were of Pakistani origin. He grew up in Holbeck, on the outskirts of Leeds, and was the youngest of four children. He was still living with his parents when he died.

While still at school, he went on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

His family said they were “devastated” to learn he was the bus bomber who claimed 13 lives on 7 July.

 

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Armed police police stop a coach on the motorway in the West Midlands.

Armed police police stop a coach on the motorway in the West Midlands. | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

The M6 Toll motorway has been closed after armed counter-terrorism police stopped a coach in the West Midlands.

Sky's crime correspondent Martin Brunt said the passengers had been removed and the vehicle was being searched.

The Highways Agency confirmed that the motorway had been closed in both directions following a "police-led" incident.

The operation came just hours after a reportedly unrelated operation in which five men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

The six suspects - aged between 18 and 30 - were arrested by armed police in pre-planned operation at locations across London and taken to a police station in the south-east of the capital where they remain in custody.

A 24-year-old man was tasered during his arrest at a house in east London but did not require hospital treatment, police said.

Brunt said: Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism unit had been watching these people for some time, perhaps several weeks.

"I am being told at the moment that there is no suggestion that whatever this plot was, and it was a plot to cause explosions or bombs of some description, the Olympic Games don't appear to have been the target."

He added that Jonathan Evans, the Director General of MI5, said in a speech a week ago "there are lots of plots going on, being discussed on the streets of Britain".

"He made it quite clear that there is continuing concern that there a lot of people who are thinking about, or plotting terrorist attacks in the UK. He also made the point that there is a new wave of British men that is travelling to terrorist training camps in the Middle East."

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "Searches under the Terrorism Act 2000 are being carried out at eight residential premises in east, west and north London and one business premises in east London.

"Public safety remains our overriding concern."

 

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Remembering 7/7 - The Bombers

Remembering 7/7 - The Bombers | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

The four men who carried out the 7 July bombings were young Muslim Britons who had led apparently ordinary lives. Their profiles are below.


Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Edgware Road bomber
A married father-of-one and teaching assistant, Mohammad Sidique Khan was the oldest of the bombers and is thought to have taken the lead role.
Raised in Beeston, Leeds, he was the youngest of six children born to Pakistani immigrants who had taken British citizenship.

Friends from his teenage years recall a highly Westernised young man who insisted on being called "Sid".

Khan was known to the MI5, but officers assigned to investigate him were diverted to another operation.

Following the attacks a video message recorded by Khan emerged in which he said he was a "soldier" at "war".

His bomb, detonated on a westbound Circle Line train, killed seven people.

 

Shehzad Tanweer, 22, Aldgate bomber
Shehzad Tanweer was born in Bradford but lived most of his life in the Beeston area of Leeds.
Neighbours described the sports science graduate as a "nice lad" who could "get on with anyone". Friends said he was very religious, but did not express an interest in politics.

In 2004 he travelled to the Pakistani city of Karachi along with Khan.

The two became known to the security services, but were on the periphery of other surveillance operations.

Tanweer detonated his bomb on the eastbound Circle line, killing seven others.

 

Jamaican-born British resident Germaine Lindsay spent his childhood in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, not far from the other bombers' homes.
He converted to Islam in 2000, took the name Jamal and, at around the same time, started to associate with troublemakers.

At school he was disciplined for handing out leaflets in support of al-Qaeda.

In many ways Lindsay's life was unsettled, but in 2002 he married a white convert to Islam, with whom he had a young boy. A daughter was born after his death.

Lindsay carried out the most deadly of the bombings, killing 26 on the Piccadilly line train.

 

Hasib Mir Hussain, 18, Tavistock Square bomber
Teenager Hasib Hussain was known as a quiet student with few friends whose life attracted little outside attention during his early teens.
Hussain was a second generation British citizen whose parents were of Pakistani origin. He grew up in Holbeck, on the outskirts of Leeds, and was the youngest of four children. He was still living with his parents when he died.

While still at school, he went on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

His family said they were "devastated" to learn he was the bus bomber who claimed 13 lives on 7 July.

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Is Islam A Religion Of Peace ?

Is Islam A Religion Of Peace ?

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Muslims believe death - or murdering someone - is a value itself

Muslims believe death - or murdering someone - is a value itself | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
The biggest threat to the Olympic Games comes from British Muslim extremists, a senior intelligence figure says.

In a private briefing to BBC London, the security official said the Olympic Stadium would be the "most sensitive terrorist target in the world".

Officials are also concerned the Games are being held during the Islamic month of Ramadan for the first time in over 30 years.

The un-named official added "community-led intelligence" would be key.

'Muslims love London'
Explaining why the Games could be a target, Noman Benotman, a former extremist who knew Osama Bin Laden, said terrorists think it is taking place during a "sacred time".

"Maybe it's an opportunity for them to end up in heaven," he said.

"They believe death - or murdering someone - is a value itself, which is absolutely against all the teaching and concepts of Islam itself.

"Life is value, not death."

BBC correspondent Asad Ahmed said there have been more terror suspects arrested in east London than in any other similar sized area in Europe.

Roy Ramm, a former Met Police commander who specialises in terrorism, said security forces had have to be sensitive and effective.

"This has got to be an intelligence-led operation," he said.

"They've got to identify cells which will be plotting to do something.

"If they move too quickly, they can be accused of being oppressive and disruptive, particularly in the month of Ramadan. If they move too slowly, then the risk to the public is enormous."

Nabil Ahmed from the Federation of Student Islamic Societies stressed: "Terrorism has absolutely no place in the Muslim community and if somebody is going to be going about this sort of activity, of course that is going to be reported to the police. (yeah right !)

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A Taliban fighter claiming asylum in Britain? This is a Wolverhampton wanderer we'd be better off without

A Taliban fighter claiming asylum in Britain? This is a Wolverhampton wanderer we'd be better off without | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: A Taliban fighter granted asylum in Britain is just the latest example of the abuse of Britain’s hospitality as a result of the pernicious European Human Rights Act.

 

How many countries do you think there are between England and Afghanistan? Well, it all depends. As the drone flies, there’s Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Italy and France.
If you prefer the scenic route, there’s Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Germany, the Netherlands.
Not in any particular hurry? Then you could always try diverting through Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Macedonia, Albania, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. I’m told Prague is very pretty at this time of year.

Certainly, if you were making your way the 3,500 miles to Britain by road, you’d have to pass through at least half a dozen sovereign countries before you reached the English Channel.
We know that Zareen Ahmadzai travelled here by lorry from Afghanistan in 2010. So he must have crossed some of those countries.
Under international law, anyone seeking asylum is supposed to apply in the first ‘safe’ country they arrive in.
Yet Ahmadzai failed to lodge any application until he was discovered holed up at an address in Wolverhampton.
It was only after he was arrested as an illegal immigrant that he appealed to a tribunal on the grounds that his life would be in danger if he was returned to Afghanistan.
Back home, Ahmadzai was a Taliban fighter, like his father, a commander who was shot dead during a battle against U.S. troops in Helmand Province. He admits firing Kalashnikov rifles and rockets and killing people.

But he fled the country and now claims he would face death or torture at the hands of both the Taliban and the Afghan National Security Forces. Which is why he legged it to Wolverhampton.
We are not told why he chose Wolverhampton, in particular. He doesn’t even speak English. As an Afghan Muslim, surely he would have felt more at home in neighbouring Pakistan, or Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan.
Perhaps he felt these countries were a little too close for comfort.
But nor are we told why Ahmadzai did not apply for asylum in, say, France or Turkey, as he was required to do under the international convention long before he arrived in the Black Country.
I think we can accurately assume the answer is that he knew of Britain’s reputation as one of the world’s most benevolent safe havens for terrorists.
Perhaps word had reached him of the way in which Al Qaeda leaders, African torturers and assorted genocidal maniacs are indulged by the British courts.

He headed here because he knew he would receive a sympathetic hearing and the chances of him ever being deported were close to zero.
Even though he has no right to be in Britain — and arguably poses a danger to this country — there is no shortage of well-briefed human rights lawyers to argue his case. And it hasn’t cost him a penny.
Although the Home Office rejected his asylum application, after an extensive and expensive voyage through the appeals process, Ahmadzai has finally found a judge prepared to grant him the legal right to remain in Britain.
Taxpayers can also expect a claim for compensation for the time he spent in detention awaiting deportation — clearly a serious breach of his fundamental yuman rites. On past precedent, he’s almost certain to be awarded what is known in the trade as a ‘nice drink’ running into five figures.
We are not allowed to know where he is currently living, but don’t be surprised if he turns out to be shacked up rent-free in a council house, with a 52-inch telly and a range of generous benefits.
The UK Borders Agency can’t be blamed for this fiasco. It caught Ahmadzai, locked him up and would have deported him had it not been for the perverse intervention of the courts.

This is just the latest example of the abuse of Britain’s hospitality as a result of the pernicious European Human Rights Act.
Time after time, week after week, our judges refuse to deport even the most violent and undesirable foreign nationals.
Before he came to office, Call Me Dave promised to pull Britain out of the European yuman rites racket and replace it with a home-grown British Bill of Rights. But now he says the Lib Dems won’t let him and he is afraid to call their bluff.
So we will continue to endure these outrageous abuses of the asylum system. Who will defend the rights of the British people?
Not the Government, obviously. And certainly not the self-serving, self-perpetuating clique of lawyers who control the yuman rites arena.
It has just been revealed that the hot favourite to become Britain’s next judge on the European Court of Human Rights is one Ben Emmerson QC.

If successful, Mr Emmerson will be appointed for nine years and will receive £150,000 a year, tax-free, plus other perks. So who is this paragon of jurisprudence?
Mr Emmerson helped set up the specialist human rights law firm Matrix Chambers with the Wicked Witch and has defended a series of foreign terrorists fighting deportation from this country, including Abu Qatada, Osama bin Laden’s spiritual adviser, who has been playing the British legal system at taxpayers’ expense for more than a decade.
So the man we are likely to send to Strasbourg to represent Britain’s interests is the very lawyer who has made a decent living fighting tooth and nail to prevent us kicking out one of the world’s most notorious terror suspects.
I suppose we could always try applying for asylum in Azerbaijan.

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British Muslims 'Seeking Jihadi Training Abroad'

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The head of MI5 has warned that young British men are heading to new terror training grounds in North Africa and the Middle East.
Arab Spring revolutions in Libya, Syria and Egypt have created unstable areas where al Qaeda can thrive, said Jonathan Evans, director-general of the security service.
The terror group is establishing itself in those countries after being disrupted in Afghanistan and Pakistan, he said.
"A small number of British would-be jihadis are also making their way to Arab countries to seek training and opportunities for militant activity, as they do in Somalia and Yemen.
"Some will return to the UK and pose a threat here. This is a new and worrying development and could get worse as events unfold."
Mr Evans' warning came in a speech entitled 'The Olympics and Beyond', the inaugural Lord Mayor's defence and security lecture in the City of London.
He has cancelled all leave for his staff in the run-up to the London Olympics and made the Games security operation a priority.
He said: "The Games present an attractive target for our enemies and they will be at the centre of the world's attention in a month or so.
"No doubt some terrorist networks have thought about whether they could pull off an attack.
"But the Games are not an easy target and the fact that we have disrrupted multiple terrorist plots here and abroad in recent years demonstrates that the UK as a whole is not an easy target for terrorism."
He warned that the death of Osama bin Laden and the disruption of al Qaeda did not mean the British terror threat had evaporated.
He said: "In back rooms and in cars and on the streets of this country there is no shortage of individuals talking about wanting to mount terrorist attacks here."
There have been 43 potential terror plots or serious incidents in the UK since the 9/11 attacks in the United States, according to the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi) think tank.
The MI5 chief also highlighted the extent of the new threat to cyber security to business and government.
He said: "Vulnerabilities in the internet are being exploited aggressively not just by criminals, but also by states.
"And the extent of what is going on is astonishing - with industrial-scale processes involving many thousands of people lying behind both state-sponsored cyber espionage and organised cybe crime."
Mr Evans also warned there were concerns over developments in Iran and the uncertainty over its nuclear intentions.
Recent terror attacks on its enemies' interests abroad raised the spectre of a similar threat to the UK, he said.

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Luton Against Islamophobia and Free Speech

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Luton Against Islamophobia and Free Speech

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Wales: Muslim Teacher Suspended for Links to Extremist Group

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A special needs teacher at a primary school has been suspended over links to an Islamic extremist group.
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Dentist jailed after terrorist material and recipes to make explosives found on computer in £500k Hazel Grove house

Dentist jailed after terrorist material and recipes to make explosives found on computer in £500k Hazel Grove house | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
A dentist has been jailed for two years for having a catalogue of terrorist material on his computer.

 

Dr Umer Farooq, 34, was said to have an interest in manuals on explosives, guns, poisons and unarmed combat beyond that of curiosity. He pleaded guilty to 14 counts of possessing material likely to be useful in terrorism.

The Old Bailey was told this included copies of al-Qaeda magazine Inspire, the Terrorist Handbook Of Explosives, and other documents.

John Sandiford, prosecuting, said the Pakistani national had been doing a two-year Masters degree course in public health at university in Wrexham, North Wales.

He was soon to go back to Pakistan when in June police raided the £500,000 home of a family member where he was lodging in Bramhall Moor Lane, Hazel Grove.

His computer files had been encrypted and officers were only able to access them after finding a reference in another computer.

Timothy Green, defending, said most of the material was freely available on the internet.

But Mr Justice Fulford said: "He had some worrying interests. He had been reading or posting terrorist-related material for some time - even such matters as records of nuclear sites in the United States.

"He may not be a terrorist in that he has not been actively involved in terrorist acts but he is, in his interests, a fellow traveller."

Farooq was served with deportation documents and will be sent back to Pakistan after serving his sentence.

Detective Superintendent Mark Smith said: "We may never know the true intent behind Farooq's actions. Only he knows why he accessed materials on how to construct viable explosive devices.

"However, I do want to reassure people that we did not discover any evidence of genuine attack-planning, nor anything to suggest that Farooq was planning to construct such a device. It might have been pure fantasy on his part for whatever reason, but I want to stress there was no threat to any of our communities.

"I also want to make it clear that we believe Farooq was acting alone. We have no intelligence to suggest he was linked to or belonged to a terrorist cell. Equally, I want to make it absolutely clear there are no suspicions whatsoever about the family members he was staying with.

"We must always recognise the dangers posed by the relatively easy access to these online publications which contain instructions on how to make viable explosive devices from everyday household items.

"That is why the North West Counter Terrorism Unit will always act on credible information that extremist websites are being accessed and we will never hesitate when there is evidence of possible terrorist activity. That is the very reason we arrested Farooq when we did - there can be no delay.

"And anyone who is found to be accessing bomb-making manuals, whether they plan to build them or just out of morbid curiosity, faces a prison sentence."

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More of OUR money down the drain - EU gives Yemen €18m

More of OUR money down the drain - EU gives Yemen €18m | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

The money is intended to help reform and ease political tensions.
The European Commission said today (7 August) that it has agreed to give Yemen €18 million to help reforms intended to address problems highlighted by a popular uprising in 2011.

The uprising led to a negotiated end to the 33-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, presidential elections in February 2012 and the formation of a transitional government intended to lead the country through to fresh presidential elections in early 2014.

The €18m falls under the 2012 budget and is earmarked for spending by the end of 2013. The money, which will come from the EU's development co-operation instrument, will be spent on equipping and training Yemen's institutions to reform its electoral and legal systems, to develop local councils' capacity to implement development plans, and to help register the population. The civil registry is seen as essential if Yemen is to improve its public services, but the Commission acknowledges that a general perception that registered data are used to control the population might prove difficult to overcome.

The Commission says that the EU has committed around €180m to Yemen since 1990, when the north and south of the country were reunified. Most of that money has been spent on projects relating to food aid and food security (€74m) and economic development (€60m).

The new president, Abd al-Rab Mansur Hadi, was vice-president for 17 years under the old regime, but he has proven more willing to remove officials appointed by his predecessor than many expected.

Hadi faces a major economic challenge – the economy is estimated to have shrunk by more than 10% in 2011 – as well as a significant security threat from Islamist militants, which have fought several open battles with government forces.

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Abu Qatada loses latest bid for freedom

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Radical preacher Abu Qatada has lost his latest bid for freedom.
Two judges at the High Court in London rejected his challenge against his continuing detention by Home Secretary Theresa May.
The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) ruled two months ago that the detention of Qatada, who is fighting deportation to Jordan, was lawful.
Leaving him free during heightened security for the 2012 Olympics would be "exceptionally problematic", a judge said.
Lord Justice Hughes, sitting with Mr Justice Silber, said the court was "quite satisfied" that Qatada's judicial review application should be dismissed.

After the decision was announced, lawyers for Qatada indicated they would consider taking the case to the Court of Appeal once they have seen the court's reasons for its ruling
Lawyers for the firebrand had attempted to use the ancient legal procedure of habeas corpus at the High Court to argue that his detention while awaiting deportation is unlawful.
Edward Fitzgerald QC, for Qatada, told Lord Justice Hughes and Mr Justice Silber: "Our submission is that the detention has already gone on for so long as to be disproportionate and unlawful."
A seven-year period pending deportation "is so long as to make further detention unwarranted".
He pointed out that deportation was not "imminent", adding: "That is to say it cannot be said that deportation can reasonably be expected to take place within a matter of months."
Mr Fitzgerald told the court: "There comes a point where detention is just too long, and this is the longest period of administrative detention, so far as we know, in modern English history."
He said: "It cannot be right, when we are already at seven years - and when there is an inevitable likelihood this is going to go on for at least another year - for there to be continued detention of Mr Othman."
Qatada is currently fighting deportation to Jordan, where he faces terror charges, and was refused bail by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in May.
At the time a senior immigration judge said having him on the streets during the Olympics would be “exceptionally problematic” and would put strain on a stretched MI5 and police service.
Qatada, who is said to have wide and high-level support among Islamic extremists, was convicted in his absence in Jordan of involvement with terror attacks in 1998 and faces a retrial in his home country.
Theresa May, the Home Secretary, restarted deportation proceedings in April after she received assurances from the Jordanian authorities that evidence obtained by torture would not be used against him.
Qatada is now challenging those assurances at Siac and his legal team say they will take the battle back to the European courts if Siac rules against him at a tribunal hearing fixed for October.
Qatada, who is accused of involvement in several bomb attacks, is being held at high-security Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire.
Repeated failed attempts by UK governments over the last 10 years to deport the radical cleric have cost nearly £1 million in legal fees, Government figures show.

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Hijacker could stay in UK after court victory

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An Iraqi hijacker who helped take over a plane and held almost 200 terrified passengers at knifepoint is likely to stay in Britain after a court victory.

 

Mustafa Hussain is expected to be granted indefinite leave to remain – because some of his fellow hijackers have already been allowed to live here, the High Court ruled.
Hussain was among six men who took over a Sudan Airways Airbus and forced it to land at Stansted Airport in August 1996, where they claimed asylum from Saddam Hussein’s regime.
During the hijacking Hussain held a butcher’s knife while the others were also armed with knives and sauce bottles disguised as grenades.
All six were arrested and convicted of their involvement in the hijack, despite claiming they acted under duress, and were handed jail sentences ranging from five to nine years.
However, the Court of Appeal quashed their convictions in 1998 after concluding the judge in the original trial wrongly prevented the jury from considering their defence that they acted "under duress of circumstances".
Since then, two of the hijackers, including the ringleader, have been granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR).
And yesterday, Deputy High Court Judge James Dingemans QC said a decision by the Home Secretary Theresa May last year to refuse Hussain ILR was “flawed”.
He concluded that ministers had ignored "relevant matters" and that other people involved with the hijacking had been given indefinite leave.
He said Mrs May must now reconsider his case.
The plane, which had 197 people on board – was hijacked shortly after it left Sudan and, following a fuel stop in Cyprus, landed at Stansted.
In his judgment, Judge Dingemans QC said it “is obvious that the hijacking would have been terrifying experience for the innocent passengers on board”.
Hussain was a Shiite Muslim from Basra and claimed his family had suffered at the hands of the Saddam regime.
He said he had been accused of refusing to serve in the Iraqi army, detained without trial, tortured and sentenced to death.
The judge said Hussain had escaped from Iraq in 1995 and travelled to Sudan.
Hussain claimed he had been acting under "duress" when he carried out the hijacking because he had been facing execution in Iraq and feared being seized by Sudanese authorities and returned.
Hussain told the judge in a witness statement: " ... We had no choice but attempt to leave the country in the manner that he did by hijacking the Sudanese Airbus."
But in 1997, Hussain – and others – were tried and convicted for their respective roles in the hijacking.
Hussain was given a five-year prison sentence.
A year later, appeal judges had quashed convictions and no retrial was ordered.
In the High Court he was challenging a decision to refuse indefinite leave taken in October 2011.
Hussain complained that others involved in the hijacking had been granted indefinite leave to remain – and argued that he was treated inconsistently.
Home Office ministers had resisted Hussain's claim and denied "any unlawfulness" in their decision-making process.

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Bomb in car boot on M1: Police investigating whether occupants were on way to attack English Defence League rally

Bomb in car boot on M1: Police investigating whether occupants were on way to attack English Defence League rally | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

One theory is the occupants were planning to bomb a march by the EDL taking place just hours later.

Counter-terror police were yesterday investigating whether two men found with a bomb in their car were on their way to attack an English Defence League rally.

They discovered the Afghanistan-style explosive device by sheer chance when they pulled over the vehicle on the M1.

Also hidden in the boot were two guns, ammunition and leaflets warning “infidels” not to follow the EDL, David Cameron and the Queen.

One theory is the two male occupants were planning to bomb a march by the notorious anti-Islamic group taking place just hours after they were stopped.

Officers only discovered the guns and bomb two days after impounding the car for having no insurance last Saturday.

By then police had already let the driver and passenger go.

Detectives traced the owner of the car and armed police carried out raids in Birmingham and West Yorkshire this week. Seven men were arrested.

It is the first time such an improvised explosive device – used by Taliban insurgents to kill British troops in Afghanistan – has been found in the UK.

Almost 500 members of the EDL marched in Dewsbury last Saturday, where one of the suspects lives.

They had widely publicised the event – bragging that they were coming to take over the “Islamic republic of Dewsbury”.

It is not known how big the suspect device was or the destruction it could have caused if detonated.

Saturday’s incident began when uniformed motorway cops pulled over the car as it travelled south on the M1 between junctions 33 and 34 in South Yorkshire.

The numberplate recognition system in their vehicle alerted them that the vehicle was uninsured.

It is believed one of the unsuspecting officers drove the vehicle to a local police pound where the driver and passenger were freed.

It was only on Monday, when a full inspection of the car was made, that the IED, weapons and leaflets were discovered.

This sparked the huge Midlands anti-terror hunt for the occupants and any of their accomplices.

West Midlands police arrested three men – believed to include the driver and passenger – aged 23, 26 and 27 in Sparkhill, Birmingham, on Tuesday.

A 23-year-old and two men aged 22 were held in raids in the Alum Rock, Smethwick and Moseley areas of the city the following evening.

A man of 43 was arrested in Dewsbury on Thursday.

Anti-terror officers spent yesterday searching a house in the town belonging to Mohammed Mohazim Akbar.

All the suspects who were arrested were last night being quizzed on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

It is believed two of the men arrested in Sparkhill are brothers of a terror suspect currently awaiting trial in the UK.

The 20-year-old is accused of collecting money for terrorism, travelling to Pakistan for terrorism training and travelling abroad to commit acts of terrorism.

A West Midlands police spokesman said: “The arrests followed a routine stop.

“Firearms, offensive weapons and other material were later found hidden inside, prompting police to take action to trace and arrest the driver, passenger and others suspected of being involved.

“The items from the vehicle are currently undergoing forensic analysis and searches are or have been carried out at the addresses of those in custody.”

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Suspect Olympic terrorist is devout follower of Anjem Choudhary

Suspect Olympic terrorist is devout follower of Anjem Choudhary | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

The ginger headed tosser in is one of Anjem Choudhary's devout followers, this hasn't been mentioned in the media. Take time to watch Choudhary's videos on YouTube and you'll see this slimeball.

 

18-year-old as Jamal ud-Din is understood to be one of the arrested men. (They are all so devilishly handsome, ever notice that?)
Sources told The Daily Telegraph that the arrests were based on a tip-off after men were seen behaving suspiciously close to the venue in Waltham Abbey, Hertfordshire on Monday.
Hertfordshire police officers began combing the banks after three men were seen in a dinghy on the River Lea.
The two men, aged 18 and 32, were arrested at separate residential addresses in east London, by officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command, at 7am on Thursday.
They were detained under the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism and held at a central London police station. Officers were last night searching two addresses in East London.
A friend of the arrested men named the 18-year-old as Jamal ud-Din and said the older man was someone he knew only as “Zakariya.”
Mizanur Rahman, 29, said the arrests “might have had something to do with the fact that they recently went canoeing” on the River Lea, a branch of which runs through the Olympic site in east London.
“It’s just people trying to get into the Olympic spirit,” he told the Associated Press but added he believed the authorities would try “painting it as jihad training.”
Must be a new Olympic sport, jihadis bombing.

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Woman who lost legs in 7/7 bombing on train she caught after celebrating London Olympics win makes Paralympic team

Woman who lost legs in 7/7 bombing on train she caught after celebrating London Olympics win makes Paralympic team | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

A survivor of the July 7 suicide bombings said her dreams had come true after being picked to compete at the London 2012 Paralympics.
Martine Wright, 39, took up sitting volleyball after losing her legs in the 2005 terror attacks, and spends up to 25 hours training a week.

After finding out she had made the squad, she said: 'I have dreamt of being part of it and now I am going there to do my country proud.
'I would like to thank my family and friends for all their love and support they have given me in my quest to become a Paralympian. They are all amazing'.
Mrs Wright, from Tring in Hertfordshire, was one of the last people to be pulled from the wreckage of the tube train at Aldgate. She lost 75 per cent of her blood, spent 10 days in a coma, and lost both her legs.

She only narrowly survived because off-duty policewoman Elizabeth Kenworthy braved the wreckage and tied a tourniquet around her legs. Seven people died in her tube carriage, while 52 people were killed in total in the terrorist attack.
'I was one of the lucky ones,' she told Trans World Sport.

'I'm still here. I got new legs and I survived.'

 

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Two Muslim converts arrested over Olympic terror plot

Two Muslim converts arrested over Olympic terror plot | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
Two Muslim converts have been arrested in East London on suspicion of plotting an attack against the Olympics.

 

Sources said the arrests were based on a tip-off and the investigation was at an early stage.
One source said it was unclear if the alleged plot was serious or developed or what method of attack was to be used but said the Olympics could have been the target.
The two men, aged 18 and 32, were arrested at separate residential addresses in east London, according to Scotland Yard.
A spokesman said officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command, known as SO15, raided the properties at 7am on Thursday morning.
The men were detained under the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

They are currently being held at a central London police station, likely to be the counter-terrorism holding cells at Paddington Green.
Scotland Yard and MI5 act on tips far quicker in the lead up to major events than they would do at other times.
The security services accept that any plotting that takes place in the lead up to the Olympics, which begin in Stratford, East London on July 27, is likely to be linked to the games.
Two years ago six street cleaners were arrested over an alleged plot to kill the Pope the day before he arrived in London after they were overheard threatening to kill a Christian for every page of the Koran.
A caller reported that five men were looking at a picture in the Metro newspaper of the Pope’s motor vehicle and talking about an incident where the Koran was allegedly burned.
All six were later released without charge.
Earlier this year two men from East London were among a gang that pleaded guilty to plotting a bomb attack on the London Stock Exchange.
Mohammed Chowdhury, 21, and Shah Rahman, 29, were under surveillance as they toured central London sites for six hours in November 2010 and discussed launching the attacks.

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The Islamic Republic of Dewsbury by Danny Lockwood

The Islamic Republic of Dewsbury by Danny Lockwood | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

Danny Lockwood is the proprietor and sometimes editor of The Press, an independent newspaper in Dewsbury Yorkshire. He has a column there which he writes as ‘Ed Lines’. Much of what he reports does not go down well with local Muslims to the extent that he has been threatened and demonstrated about, not to mention a court case between him and former MP Shahid Malik.

Dewsbury, or more specifically the area within Dewsbury called Savile Town, is known nationally as, first, the home of three of the four suicide bombers who murdered 52 people in London in July 2005 and second for being the current United Kingdom HQ of Tablighi Jamaat and the site of their Markazi Mosque. As we know Tablighi Jamaat control many mosques including the Abbeymills site in West Ham where they want to build the so called mega-mosque, which will then be their national Headquarters, if not their European Headquarters.

Dewsbury and Savile Town are also of personal interest to me as my husband lived there for two periods during his childhood and things his father told us of those times are relevant.

The title of the book speaks for itself; it details the islamification of those Yorkshire towns and villages starting from Savile Town and spreading out to encompass most of Dewsbury itself. Savile Town is an estate built in the 19th century between the River Calder and the railway line on land owned by the Savile family.

Lockwood dates the takeover to a specific date, the 24th June 1989. That was at the time of the furore over Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses. On that day copies of the book were being burnt in Bradford and the BNP held a rally in Dewsbury. This was countered by the Black Workers Group who mustered the Muslim youths of Savile Town and a riot broke out. The police contained the angry Muslims and started to move the mob back across the Savile bridge over the River Calder into Savile Town. Before them was a bastion of traditional white Englishness, the Scarborough pub.

The landlord described the scene. He looked out. All the Asian shops were suddenly shuttered. Their cars, which he allowed them to park in the pub car park, were gone; only a car belonging to a lunchtime customer at the pub remained. A sea of people was advancing down Savile Road towards him. He locked the doors of the pub but they broke the doors down and, unable to break the shatterproof glass pushed in the entire window frames. The customers fled upstairs while the downstairs of the pub was completely smashed. They feared that the building would be set alight with them inside. Outside the car in the car park was a write-off. Eventually the police arrived and the rioters left.

Although the pub was cleared up and reopened for business very quickly, it was never the same. The landlord moved on but died young, the pub “limped on like a festering sore on the side of the Muslim enclave” until the brewery sold it cheaply and it became flats. In the fallout after the riot 70 arrests were made, 59 of them Muslim and the Kirklees Black Workers group assisted by the usual white Marxists took up their cause. The police officer in charge of the arrests was retired shortly after. The Muslim community had begun to flex their muscles and realise their potential power.

 

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7/7 'white widow' is hunted for grenade attack on Kenyan resort bar that killed three, including young boy

7/7 'white widow' is hunted for grenade attack on Kenyan resort bar that killed three, including young boy | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
Samantha Lewthwaite, pictured, the ‘white widow’ of a 7/7 bomber, is the prime suspect for a deadly terror attack on a Kenyan resort bar on Sunday night as it was packed with fans watching England v Italy.

The ‘white widow’ of a 7/7 London bomber is the prime suspect for a deadly terror attack in Kenya.
Samantha Lewthwaite, whose husband Jermaine Lindsay blew up a Piccadilly Line train, has been on the run since December when police foiled a plot to blow up Western hotels in Mombasa.
And officers say the Home Counties mother of three was spotted near the nightclub targeted in the Indian Ocean resort on Sunday night.

A grenade was thrown into the Jericho Beer Garden – packed with tourists watching England play Italy – killing three, including a young boy.
It is not known whether Britons are among the 25 injured.

Shortly before the attack, a white woman fitting Lewthwaite’s description was seen acting suspiciously and asking questions about the bar. She was with two Asian-looking men.
‘We suspect Samantha Lewthwaite was actively involved in the terrorist attack on the club,’ a Kenyan police official said last night.

The 28-year-old soldier’s daughter from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire was charged in December with plotting to kill hundreds of British tourists in Mombasa.
Police found weapons and a bomb-making factory in her safe house, which was also apparently used as a make-shift bank for Somali terror group Al Shabaab.
Lewthwaite was released for unknown reasons and is thought to have taken refuge in Somalia before her return to Kenya.
‘Police believe Samantha is back in Mombasa and is playing an active role in hand grenade attacks,’ said a Kenyan security source.

‘A white woman, fitting Samantha’s description, was seen with two middle-aged Arab men asking questions about the bar before the attack.
'She really stands out as it is very unusual for a white woman to be here and dressed in Muslim clothes.’
The suspicious trio had also been spotted near Catholic churches in Mombasa.
University dropout Lewthwaite is being hunted by the CIA, Kenyan police and Scotland Yard, which has sent a large team to Nairobi to assist with the investigation.
Before her arrest in December, she had been travelling in Kenya on a false passport belonging to Natalie Faye Webb, an Essex nurse who has no links to terrorism and has never been to the East African country.
Lewthwaite was born in Northern Ireland, where her father Andrew, who was serving in the army, had met her mother Christine.

They separated when she was 11 – an event friends suggest was key in her seeking solace in Islam, and converting to the faith at the age of 15.
She met King’s Cross bomber Lindsay in an Islamic chatroom when she was studying religion and politics at the School Of Oriental And African Studies in central London.
She married the Jamaican-born carpet fitter in an Islamic ceremony in Aylesbury in 2004.
When her 19-year-old husband blew himself up in 2005, claiming 26 lives, she was eight months pregnant with their second child, a daughter. She had a second son by an unknown father in 2009.
Lewthwaite’s family in Aylesbury – she is the youngest of three children – say they have not seen her for years.
Her alleged accomplice in December’s bomb plot, 29-year-old Londoner Jermaine Grant, is on trial in Mombasa.
The port city and Nairobi have suffered a series of bomb attacks since Kenyan troops entered Somalia in October to crush Islamist militants.
Hours before Sunday’s bombing the US embassy issued a warning of an imminent terrorist attack in or around Mombasa.
Police chief Aggrey Adoli said: ‘The attack occurred at about 10pm, the grenade was hurled inside a pub, but many of those wounded were just outside the bar at the entrance.
‘One of those wounded people is assisting us with investigations because he is providing contradictory statements. He is being held as a suspect.’

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Arab Spring poses UK terror threat says MI5 boss

Arab Spring poses UK terror threat says MI5 boss | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

The Arab Spring uprisings have given Al-Qaeda new arenas in which to rebuild, increasing the chances of home-grown terrorist attacks in Britain, the head of its domestic intelligence agency warned Monday.
Instability in the region had created "a permissive environment for Al-Qaeda", Jonathan Evans, director general of MI5 said in a lecture in London on Monday.
There was evidence British "would-be jihadis" were travelling in search of training and opportunities for militant activity, he added.
"Some will return to the UK and pose a threat here," he said. "This is a new and worrying development and could get worse as events unfold."
"We will have to manage the short-term risks if there is to be a longer-term reward from the Arab Spring," he added.
Al-Qaeda's influence was shifting away from Afghanistan and Pakistan and towards Yemen, Somalia and the Sahel, said Evans.
"We appear to be moving from a period of deep and focused threat to one where the threat is less monolithic but wider," he added.
In 2005, four home-grown militants killed 52 people in coordinated suicide attacks on London's transport system.
The security chief also highlighted the "astonishing" rise in criminal and state-backed cyber-attacks on the state and on British businesses.
One attack had cost a listed company £800 million ($1,246 million) in potential revenues, he revealed.
"Vulnerabilities in the Internet are being exploited aggressively not just by criminals but also by states," he said. "The extent of what is going on is astonishing.
"This is a threat to the integrity, confidentiality and availability of government information but also to business and to academic institutions," he stressed.
With London hosting the Olympic Games in July and August, security has become an increasingly important issue in Britain.
Evans acknowledged the threat, but added: "The Games are not an easy target and the fact that we have disrupted multiple terrorist plots here and abroad in recent years demonstrates that the UK as a whole is not an easy target for terrorism."

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Britain’s youngest teenage terrorist: ‘a wake-up call for parents’

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A senior Muslim MP has warned parents they need to do more to protect their children against Islamic extremism.

Hammad Munshi: Britain’s youngest terrorist
Speaking after the sentencing of Britain’s youngest terrorist, Shahid Malik, the minister for International Development, said parents had to be vigilant against the threat of radicalisation.

He also called on mosques to do more to combat fundamentalism.
The MP spoke out after the sentencing of Hammad Munshi who was just 15 when he was recruited by a terror cell believed to have been plotting against the Royal Family.
The teenager, from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire, had downloaded information about bomb-making material from the internet and hidden notes about martyrdom under his bed.
The judge at the Old Bailey said the schoolboy’s head had been filled with “pernicious and warped ideas” which led to his involvement in a plan to kill kuffars or non-believers.

 

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