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Prime Minister Cameron announced a joint UK-US initiative to confront Islamist extremism both at home and abroad. Cameron said the UK will deploy additional unarmed drones in the battle against the Islamic State. Police are considering enhanced security measures to protect Jewish communities and police officers after "seeing continuing anti-Semitic rhetoric from extremists" as well as the recent attacks in France and the foiled plot against police in Belgium. Counterrorism police arrested an 18-year-old at Stansted Airport as she arrived in the UK, as part of an investigation of a terror suspect from Hackney.
The lawyer for Shaker Aamer, a Saudi detainee at Guantanamo Bay who is married to a Briton, claimed that Prime Minister Cameron said he will ask President Obama to release Aamer. Home Secretary May urged Parliament to pass legislation that would allow security services controlled access to Internet data so as to deny terrorists a communications safe haven. A French Muslim cafe owner in east London who had placed a sign in the window showing solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attack on a Parisian satirical magazine was told his shop would be smashed if the sign were not removed.
Prime Minister Cameron seeks to introduce legislation giving authorities the ability to monitor the content of online communications between suspected terrorists. UK security officials were told to start planning preventive measures to address attacks such as those in Paris last week. A Jewish neighborhood policing group in north London stepped up patrols.
Lyes Outiren, 44, a French-Algerian man of Newquay, Cornwall who was arrested in November 2013, admitted to possessing terrorist materials, including bomb-making instructions, and to disseminating an al Qaeda publication. Security was stepped up at UK-France border ports following this week's terrorist attacks in France. The head of MI5 warned that al Qaeda and the Islamic State are planning attacks against the West, and said UK agencies had foiled three deadly plots in the UK in recent months. Chancellor Osborne said addressing terrorism is a national priority, and noted that the government has allocated £100 million to monitoring British travelers to Syria and Iraq.
Counterterrorism police in east Sussex arrested a 40-year-old man in Crawley on suspicion of involvement in terrorism overseas. Police said the man did not present an immediate threat to the UK and that the arrest was part of an ongoing investigation.
A 32-year-old man was arrested by counterterrorism police in Stratford, east London, after being detained yesterday for possession of an offensive weapon. Scotland Yard warned owners of unarmed drones to avoid flying them in restricted areas, such as around landmarks. The websites of a school and a church in North Yorkshire were hacked by Islamic extremists, who posted a hate message about the US and Israel.
Prosecutors disclosed that classified documents seized during the May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, will be used in the forthcoming US trial of Pakistan-born Abid Naseer, 28, who is accused of involvement in an al Qaeda plot to bomb targets in Manchester, New York, and Norway. A Bristol-area bus and train service website was hacked by purported Islamic extremists.
West Midlands counterterrorism police arrested a north London woman at Luton airport as she arrived from Istanbul. She was detained on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offenses, as part of an ongoing investigation. An Afghan man who had worked as an interpreter for British forces in Afghanistan claimed that two of his colleagues were beheaded by the Taliban.