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Scotland Yard arrested seven people suspected of involvement in a network that smuggles khat to the US and Canada; the network's proceeds are thought to be used to fund terror activities in Somalia. In a separate case, a Birmingham man, Kamran Ahmed, 21, was charged with possessing documents useful for preparing acts of terrorism.
The military plans to install missile batteries in London to defend the Olympic Games from terrorist attacks. Plans also call for 13,500 soldiers to assist police during the Games, considerably more than the 9,500 British soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
Three terror suspects arrested at Heathrow airport two days ago were freed on bail under conditions. Scotland Yard is concerned for the safety of convicted terrorist Saajid Muhammad Badat, who has testified in numerous cases against al Qaeda operatives.
In a pre-planned operation, counterterrorism officials arrested three men, aged 33-39, at Heathrow airport who were returning from Oman. The men, who are suspected of possessing materials intended "for terrorist purposes overseas," are residents of Birmingham.
Radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada filed an immediate appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against the deportation order issued yesterday by the UK, delaying his possible deportation. He contends the UK erred in deciding he would be treated fairly by Jordan if he were to be deported there.
The government chose not to appeal the European Court of Human Rights ruling that blocked the deportation of Islamist cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan. Home Secretary May said the deportation process would be resumed, however, as Jordan has assured her he will be treated fairly there. Authorities arrested Qatada today, but appeals against his deportation could take "many months."
The Labour party suspended life peer Lord Ahmed for allegedly saying he would offer a bounty on President Obama and former President George W. Bush in retaliation for the US bounty on Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed. Shabaab echoed al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq in warning Britain not to deport Abu Qatada to Jordan.