Seven More Muslims Arrested in Fresh Jihad Raids in the UK -
A few days back, a Muslim “band of brothers” left Britain to join Islamic State terrorists fighting in Syria. The four were believed to have flown together to Istanbul via Milan. They were “radicalised” at their local mosque which is why mosques must be monitored.
Tens of thousands of Muslims from the UK, Europe, US, Canada, Australia, China, Africa, etc. are flocking to the Middle East to wage holy war in the cause of Islam. How did this “misunderstanding” of Islam become so widespread? Perhaps because it is a true understanding. And while Muslims in the US condemn the Islamic State, where are they teaching against the ideology that gave rise to it? Right now, nothing is being done to stop jihad recruiting in US mosques.
The charge of “Islamophobia” is used to intimidate people into thinking there is something wrong with opposing jihad violence. The Muslim groups that complain most loudly about “Islamophobia,” like Hamas-tied CAIR, have opposed every counter-terror program that has ever been proposed or implemented.
“Seven terror suspects arrested in fresh raids
Five men in south Wales and two in south east London are detained in the latest terror raids,” By Martin Evans, and Tom Whitehead, December 4, 2014 The Telegraph, December 4, 2014
Scotland Yard. Photo: AP
Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences in a series of early morning raids across Britain.
The first arrests came when two men were detained in south-east London by Scotland Yard counter-terrorism officers.
A 33-year-old man and a 40-year-old man were arrested at separate residential addresses and are being held at a central London police station for questioning.
In an unconnected operation five men were arrested in south Wales in relation to the alleged support of banned organisations.
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The two men detained in London are alleged associates of the hate preacher Anjem Choudary and their detention is part of an ongoing investigation in to suspected jihadists trying to travel to Syria.
Two men were arrested after being discovered in the back of a lorry in Dover on Sunday hiding among a group of illegal immigrants. A third man was detained at the port a few hours later and two others were held in London.
One of those found in the lorry was another associate of Mr Choudary and was one of nine man, including the preacher, who were arrested in September as part of an investigation into Islamist terrorism.
All nine were held on suspicion of being members of, or supporting, a banned organisation – Al-Muhajiroun – and were later released on police bail.
Another of that group, Siddhartha Dhar, skipped bail and escaped to Syria to join Isil within 24 hours of being released.
Dhar, also known as Abu Rumaysah, took to Twitter last week to mock British security arrangements that allowed him to slip out of the country.
The 31-year-old, who was a lieutenant of the hate preacher Anjem Choudary, also boasted having a child under the Islamic State and posted images of himself hold the infant and an automatic weapon.
He claimed to now be a “citizen of the Islamic State”, adding: “What a shoddy security system Britain must have to allow me to breeze through Europe to the Islamic State.”
He said he had “made a mockery of British intelligence and surveillance”.
The latest two men arrested are suspected of trying to help others to travel to Syria.
In Wales, the five men were arrested on suspicion of supporting a banned organisation.
They are unconnected to the London raids and also unconnected to a separate investigation in to three young Cardiff men who went to Syria earlier this year, two of who later appeared in an Isil recruitment video.
South Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable, Nikki Holland said: “South Wales Police is proud to have strong links with our local communities and their cooperation is vital to make sure that we tackle radicalisation and extremism effectively together.
“I recognise the recent media coverage has raised very real concerns but I would like to thank and reassure the public that the links we have with our various religious communities remain strong and constructive.
“Following on from Counter Terrorism Awareness Week last week, which encouraged the public and businesses to be vigilant; I would like to ask once again for your cooperation and ask that you contact us if you know or suspect something. We will deal with information passed to us carefully and respond sensitively and proportionately.”