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The Labour Party suspended Pakistan-born Muslim peer Nazir Ahmed for stating that his recent prison sentence for dangerous driving was due to pressure by Jews "who own newspapers and TV channels." As many as 10 of the UK's most dangerous terror suspects will be "free of all constraints" early next year when the time limits of restrictive court orders expire.

Insight: Islamist inroads in Mali may undo French war on al Qaeda

The Immigration Appeals Commission refused to grant bail to Islamist hate preacher Abu Qatada, who was arrested on March 8 for breaching bail conditions. He apparently violated a prohibition against having mobile phones switched on in his home while he is present.

US and Europe in 'major airlift of arms to Syrian rebels through Zagreb'

Counterterrorism police raided the home of extremist cleric Abu Qatada in London on March 7, and he was arrested by the UK Border Agency today for violation of bail conditions. Authorities removed bags of evidence from his home; another residence and a business were also searched. The UK is still trying to deport him to Jordan, where he is wanted for terrorism offenses.

Foreign Secretary Hague said Syria "has become the top destination for jihadists anywhere in the world." The UK will give £13 million to the Syrian opposition, on top of the £9.4 million already committed. A new exemption to the EU arms embargo will allow the UK to provide Syrian rebels with "nonlethal" military equipment, including armored vehicles. The UK plans to channel the assistance to "moderate groups." Hundreds of UK passport-holders, including some known extremists, have traveled to Syria to join the rebels.

Pakistani Taliban execute, behead soldiers in South Waziristan

The deaths of the six soldiers had not been reported. Taliban emir Hakeemullah Mehsud also threatened to attack the US and Britain.

Western Aid: EU May Provide Training to Syrian Rebels

Zahid Iqbal, Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed, Umar Arshad and Syed Farhan Hussain pled guilty to a terrorism charge. The four Luton men had engaged in preparations for a terrorist attack, including travel, training, funding, and acquiring equipment and al Qaeda manuals.

Rockets fired at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan

European Obstruction: NATO Reforms Moving at 'Snail's Pace'

UK to train Lebanese troops amid fears of Syria overspill

Following the conviction of three Birmingham men for plotting a mass terror attack, a senior police officer said the "threat from Birmingham remains very high." The plot had allegedly been blessed by key al Qaeda operative Khalid al-Kuwaiti, a.k.a. Khalid Abdurrahman al-Husainan, who was reportedly killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan in December 2012.

A court found Birmingham residents Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid, and Ashik Ali guilty of planning to execute a massive terror attack in England. The three al Qaeda-linked ringleaders plotted to use eight suicide bombers to cause more "carnage" than the 7/7 London bombings. Naseer and Khalid as well as four accomplices had traveled to Pakistan for terrorist training.

Arab Spring at Risk: Belaïd Assassination Exposes Deep Rifts in Tunisia

Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudhary, who lives in a London suburb and receives over £25,000 a year in government benefits, was filmed urging his followers to "take money from the kuffar [nonbelievers]" while embracing jihad. He claimed Muslims were taking over England, and called Prime Minister Cameron, US President Obama, and the leaders of Egypt and Pakistan devils who should be killed.

Renewed Push for Afghans to Make Peace With Taliban

Afghanistan peace talks: 'The ball is now in the Taliban court'

The Qatar initiative: JUI-F chief features in Doha talks

Ofcom, the UK's independent communications watchdog, disclosed a number of instances in which Muslim TV channels have broadcast "inflammatory" programs in violation of rules that prohibit the one-sided airing of extremist views. Instances include advocacy of: death for apostasy, torture for homosexuals, and the "elimination" of anyone who insults the Prophet Mohammed. The UK has 14 Muslim TV free channels.