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Counterterrorism police arrested two men in east London on suspicion of terrorist activity. The suspects, aged 18 and 32, are said to be British Muslim converts. One of the men, identified by an acquaintance as Jamal ud-Din, may be linked to an Islamist video that appeared on YouTube last year.
The head of M15, Britain's intelligence agency, said the Arab Spring has created a more permissive environment for al Qaeda in some countries. He said the threat of British jihadis returning to the UK from foreign terror training camps is a growing concern. The agency estimates that 100-200 British residents are engaged in terrorist activities in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.
Zareen Ahmadzai, an Afghan who entered the UK illegally after fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan for three years, convinced an immigration court to allow him to live in the UK. He claimed he was now wanted by the Taliban and ANSF, and the court said he "believed that he was advancing the cause of Islam" when he fought for the Taliban.