"Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe" freed on bail in U.K.


A firebrand preacher once described as “Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe” is due to be freed within days after being granted bail by an immigration tribunal.

Abu Qatada

Abu Qatada came to Britain in 1993

Abu Qatada, who last month defeated the Government’s efforts to deport him to Jordan on terror charges, will be subject to a 22-hour curfew when he is released from Long Lartin high-security prison.

Teenager facing terrorism charges

Andrew Ibrahim 

Police have been granted a further seven days to question Mr Ibrahim

BBC News 

A 19-year-old Bristol man has been charged with terrorist offences relating to explosive substances. Andrew Ibrahim, of Westbury-on-Trym, was arrested on 17 April. Three controlled explosions were later carried out at his flat.

UK: Convert from Islam to Christianity threatened -- police tell him to "stop being a crusader" 

British Muslim 'bullied' for converting to Christianity


A British citizen who converted to Christianity from Islam and then complained to police when locals threatened to burn his house down was told by officers to “stop being a crusader”, according to a new report.

UK centre of Islamist terror in Europe: Europol

Economic times 

LONDON: Britain has emerged  as the focal point of Islamist terror in Europe, according to Europol, the European police force. A report on terrorism by Europol has claimed that the UK reported a 30 per cent increase in arrest of terror suspects last year.

Out of 203 persons arrested in 2007 in the UK, a majority were related to Islamist terrorism. In contrast, 201 were detained in the rest of Europe. French police made 91 arrests.


Christian families, communities commemorate slain Christian workers.

tillmann family singing

Susanne Geske and children at memorial

ISTANBUL, April 24 (Compass Direct News) – A year after the brutal martyrdom of three Christians for their faith in Malatya, Turkey’s tiny Christian community gathered quietly this past week to honor their memories and pray for their sorrowing families.

Turks Necati Aydin and Ugur Yuksel and German Tilmann Geske were tied up, taunted for their faith in Christ, tortured and then slaughtered with knives in Turkey’s southeastern city of Malatya on April 18, 2007.


Claim of ‘blasphemy’ in city market leads to looting, destruction.

KANO, Nigeria, April 23 (Compass Direct News) – Hundreds of Muslims took to the streets of this northern Nigerian city on Sunday (April 20), attacking Christians and their shops and setting vehicles on fire on claims that a Christian had blasphemed Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.

UK: Plot accused 'had jihad papers'
Accused plotter Abdulla Ahmed Ali 

Ali's home was searched for six days

BBC News
Material supporting jihad and martyrdom operations was found at the home of a man accused of plotting to blow up aircraft, a court has heard.

A spiky-haired techno fan: Bristol terror suspect before he donned his Muslim robes

 Daily Mail 

A terror suspect who dresses in Muslim robes was once a spikyhaired hardcore music fan with a pierced eyebrow. Andrew Ibrahim, 19, was arrested by police on Thursday under the Terrorism Act.

Andrew Ibrahim, 19, was arrested by police on Thursday under the Terrorism Act.

UK Muslim convert, 19, arrested as police explode his "bomb factory"

Daily Mail 

Police carry out second controlled explosion at 'bomb factory'as Muslim convert, 19, is held under Terror Act

Last updated at 10:39am on 19th April 2008 Bomb disposal experts have carried out another controlled explosions at a home today after police discovered more "suspect" materials.

A third is expected later today.

Concerns over funding of Islamic studies

Private donations to Islamic Studies Centres are much greater than government funding.


A closed meeting called by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) about Islamic studies will take place today amid fears that Saudi and Muslim organisations exert too much influence over UK universities as a result of donations that dwarf government funding.

Muslim fanatic who heckled John Reid faces life in prison for inciting and funding terrorism

 Daily Mail 

A preacher of hate who heckled former Home Secretary John Reid faces life in prison for inciting terrorism overseas and fundraising for terrorists. Abu Izzadeen made inflammatory speeches at the Regent's Park mosque in central London on November 9 2004 - when U.S. forces began their battle for the city of Fallujah in Iraq.

Saudis purchasing UK universities?

Extremism in academia follows millions in donations

 Jonathan Evans

LONDON – Jonathan Evans, the director-general of MI5, has warned the government that donations of hundreds of millions of pounds from Saudi Arabia and powerful Muslim organizations in Pakistan, Indonesia and the Gulf Straits have led to a "dangerous increase in the spread of extremism in leading university campuses," according to Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

Britain monitoring 30 terror plots: Home Secretary 

British police and security agencies are keeping tabs on 30 terror plots, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, seen here on April 7, 2008, told a Sunday newspaper.(AFP/Farooq Naeem)(AFP) 

British police and security agencies are keeping tabs on 30 terror plots, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith told a Sunday newspaper.

"There are 22,000 individuals who are being monitored. There are 200 networks involved and 30 active plots," Smith said in an interview with the News of the World.

Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid Warns: Freedom of Speech Might Lead to Freedom of Belief



Following are excerpts from an interview with Saudi cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid, which aired on Al-Majd TV on March 30, 2008.

Muhammad Al-Munajid: Some of these heretics say: "Islam is not the private property of anyone." So what do they want? They say: "No sect has a monopoly on Islam." So what do they want? They say: "We want to issue rulings

UK jihadist doctor: Terrorist’s doctor kept quiet about e-mail that spoke of dying for Allah

The Times 

Kafeel Ahmed

The brother of an Islamic terrorist who drove a flaming Jeep into Glasgow airport was convicted yesterday of failing to tell police about the mission.

Male doctors may not be allowed to treat female patients

Khaleej Times 

MANAMA — Male physicians and nurses can't treat female patients according to a parliamentary proposal approved on Tuesday by the parliament.

If the government backs the proposal, the Ministry of Health will be badly affected, especially with its shortage of medical teams.

'Shadowy' terrorist sent to UK for jet bomb plot posed as a honeymooner on false passport

Daily Mail 

By OLINKA KOSTER - More by this author » Last updated at 00:47am on 8th April 2008 A shadowy figure in a plot to blow up transatlantic jets flew into Britain pretending to be on honeymoon, a court has heard.


Mohammed Gulzar, 26, was one of three key players in a plan to cause terror in a manner the world "was unlikely ever to forget", the jury was told.

‘Punishing non-Muslims for khalwat "unrelated man and woman meeting alone" against Constitution

The Star  

PETALING JAYA: It is unconstitutional to punish non-Muslims for committing khalwat (close proximity) as there is no provision in law for it.

Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Taoism president Datuk A. Vaithilingam said yesterday that Article 121(A) of the Constitution allowed for separation between the Civil and Syariah courts.

Jet plot suspects recorded martyr videos

In this undated combination handout photo issued, Thursday, April 3, 2008 by the Metropolitan Police, the eight men on trial accused of planning to bomb airliners bound for the United States and Canada are seen, from the left, top row, Tanvir Hussain, Assad Sarwar, Umar Islam, aka Brian Young, Waheed Zaman and from the left, bottom row, Mohammed Gulzar, Arafat Waheed Khan, Ibrahim Savant and Abdul Ali, aka Ahmed Ali Khan. Eight men are accused of conspiracy to murder and a charge of planning to smuggle components for improvised explosive devices on board airplanes. Both charges carry maximum sentences of life imprisonment. The trial was due to begin on Thursday, with prosecutors outlining their case, a judge said. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Police, HO) 
photo by the Metropolitan Police
Associated Press

LONDON - In chilling videos shown to a jury Friday, men accused of plotting to bring down jetliners over the Atlantic called for revenge for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and praised Osama bin Laden.

Saudi Arabia is prime source of terror funds, U.S. says

Treasury official expresses frustrations with the administration's efforts to force action by the kingdom. A Senate panel orders a review.

By Josh Meyer, Los Angeles Times 

WASHINGTON -- Saudi Arabia remains the world's leading source of money for Al Qaeda and other extremist networks and has failed to take key steps requested by U.S. officials to stem the flow, the Bush administration's top financial counter-terrorism official said Tuesday.

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