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Senior UK Shia cleric Fadhil al-Milani urged British Muslims not to fly to Iraq to fight the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, but still to offer "every assistance" to those in Iraq who are fighting the ISIS. The Foreign Office has advised Britons to avoid non-essential travel to Iraq except to the Kurdistan region.

Iraq crisis: despite decapitations and deaths thousands return willingly to city held by ISIS terrorists

In Europe, no plans for military involvement in Iraq

How do you define Islamist extremism?

Six Birmingham men who had plotted to attack an English Defence League rally in 2012 with bombs, knives, and sawn-off shotguns and were sentenced to jail terms of up to 19 years, with five years of their terms "on licence," or not in custody, lost their appeal for shorter sentences. The Home Secretary authorized the London Metropolitan Police to purchase three water cannon to help "maintain order on our streets."

An investigative report by Ofsted on 21 Birmingham schools found they suffered from an "organised campaign to target certain schools" for Islamist indoctrination, and that "[a] culture of fear and intimidation has taken grip" in them. Ofsted chief Wilshaw called some of the findings "shocking" and said five of the schools would be placed under special measures. Education Secretary Gove said that starting in September, primary and secondary schools in England will be required not only to "respect" British values but to "actively promote" them, and called for a ban on extremist preachers at schools.

Trojan horse report: All school children to be taught British values from September, says UK Education Secretary

Ibrahim Hassan, a.k.a. Abu Nusaybah, and Shah Hussain, both of London, were sentenced to jail terms of three years each for disseminating terrorist material and encouraging terrorism. The two men, who pled guilty in March, had both been convicted in 2008 of encouraging terrorist activity overseas. Hassan is an associate of Lee Rigby murderer Michael Adebolajo. Details of a leaked Ofsted report on the "Trojan Horse" allegations of Islamist attempts to take over a number of Birmingham schools indicate that at least one of the schools has not adequately addressed extremism; a featured speaker at the school was extremist Australian cleric Shady Asuleiman, who has called for victory for mujahideen worldwide and the destruction of the "enemies of Islam."

UK Cabinet splits as Gove and May point finger over extremism in Birmingham schools

Sudan denies plans to free woman sentenced to death for apostasy

Swedish spy chief warns of rise of Islamist threat

Brotherhood leadership struggles to regroup in exile

US 'only' country helping to find Nigerian schoolgirls, claims John Kerry

Mashudur Choudhury, a youth worker from Portsmouth, has become the first Briton convicted of a terrorism offense for traveling to Syria to join terrorists fighting there. He and four other men had gone to Syria at the urging of Iftekhar Jaman, who was later killed while fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. As many as 500 Britons are thought to have traveled to Syria to fight.

Abu Hamza guilty: former MI6 chief denies cleric was informant

Nyanya: How mastermind was arrested in Sudan

Nawal Masaad, of Holloway, and Amal El-Wahabi, northwest London, were accused of seeking to finance terrorism. Masaad had tried to smuggle €20,000 (£16,300) in her underwear through Heathrow airport on her way to Istanbul, where she was allegedly planning to meet with El-Wahabi's husband, a jihadist in Syria. The Foreign Office summoned Sudan's charge d'affaires in protest against Sudan's imposition of the death penalty on a pregnant woman for converting to Christianity.

"Friends of Syria" London meeting agrees to increase support for Syrian opposition

Abu Hamza devoted his life to violent jihad, terror trial jury hears

'Deep Concern' over Apostasy Case in Islamist Sudan