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Authorities identified a Bangladeshi resident of London as the leader of a group of British jihadists seeking to fight in Syria. Scotland Yard has seized computers and mobile phones from members of the group, which consists mainly of Londoners and includes seasoned Chechen fighters. The Security Minister said UK agencies must prepare for the increasing likelihood of a major terror attack.
A crowd of 10,000 Muslim protesters, organized by some 800 imams from across the UK, gathered outside Google's offices in London to protest the "Innocence of Muslims" film on YouTube. A million-strong march is also planned for Hyde Park. Five of nine Royal Marines arrested over an incident involving a wounded insurgent in Afghanistan's Helmand province have been charged with murder.
Seven Royal Marines from a commando brigade have been charged with murder relating to an incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan in 2011 that involved a Taliban insurgent. No civilians were involved.
Police arrested a man and a woman, both British nationals aged 26, upon their arrival at Heathrow Airport from Egypt, as part of an investigation into persons traveling to Syria for terrorist purposes. "We are concerned about reports of extremist groups operating in Syria and we take very seriously any claims that British nationals are among foreign fighters there," the Foreign Office said.
The head of London's Ahmadis, a Muslim sect that is persecuted in Pakistan, urged the government to prevent attacks in the UK by Pakistani Islamist groups with satellite offices there. Recent statements by anti-Ahmadi groups in London have said Ahmadis should be killed.
The High Court found it was "wholly unpersuaded" by radical cleric Abu Hamza's claims he is medically unfit for trial, and ordered his extradition to the US to proceed immediately. He and four other terror suspects have exhausted appeals against their extradition.