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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.
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.
British police named seven additional suspects in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. All of them were said to be members of the Jamahiriya Security Organisation; two died in the Libyan revolution. The sole person convicted for the bombing, Abdil-Basit Al-Maghrahi, died in 2012 in Libya.
The Foreign Office warned British citizens to leave Somaliland after it received notice of a "specific threat" to Westerners there that may involve kidnapping. The Foreign Office issued a similar advisory last week about Benghazi, Libya, after learning of an al Qaeda plot to kidnap British and German citizens.
Britiain is sending two RAF C-17s to provide logistical support for the Malian Army in its attempt to stem the advance of Islamist fighters. No British soldiers will be deploying in a combat role to Mali. Prime Minister Cameron offered to support the French military effort in Mali after a French pilot was killed there.
Authorities arrested four men in a terrorism investigation linked to the kidnapping of two journalists in Syria by extremists last year. Three of the men were arrested at east London addresses; the fourth, a Portuguese, was detained at Gatwick airport.
Whitehall is said to be increasingly concerned that Syrian chemical weapons may fall into the hands of extremists. A British team was sent to observe an exercise by US and Jordanian special forces on contingency plans to secure the weapons, but there are no plans at present to deploy British troops for the purpose.
An appeals court overturned the conviction of Ahmed Faraz, a Birmingham bookseller who was sentenced in 2011 to three years in prison for publishing and distributing extremist material. The court said the prosecution should not have relied on the fact that Faraz's texts were found in the homes of terrorists.
Abid Naseer, 26, who is wanted by the US on terror charges relating to an al Qaeda plot to bomb New York subways, was extradited to the US. Naseer, a Pakistani, was arrested in 2009 along with 11 other mostly Pakistani members of an al Qaeda cell that also planned attacks in Manchester and Norway. Terrorism suspect Ibrahim Magag, a Somali, has absconded.
The High Court declined to hear a Pakistani man's challenge to the lawfulness of alleged targeting assistance given by the UK to the CIA for the drone campaign in Pakistan. Characterizing the lawsuit as an attempt to elicit a public statement condemning the campaign, the court said that oversight of intelligence matters was the business of Parliament, not the courts.
The Foreign Office said it would seek to offer practical support to the Syrian rebels in the form of training and non-lethal equipment. The Syrian National Coalition's appointment of a UK envoy was hailed as "a sign of progress." The Home Secretary got permission to appeal an immigration court ruling prohibiting the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada.
Jubayer Chowdhury and British trainee doctor Shajul Islam, who were arrested at Heathrow Airport by counterterrorism police, will be tried for their roles in the kidnapping and imprisonment of two Western journalists in Syria by Islamic extremists. Ruksana Begum, the sister of two men jailed this summer for a plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange, was sentenced to one year in jail for possession of terrorist literature.
The government has initiated an appeal against an Immigration Court ruling last month that blocked the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan to face terror charges there. Prime Minister Cameron said he is "completely fed up" with Qatada's release on bail.
The government recognized the opposition Syrian National Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people, and promised to provide communications equipment, a team to coordinate with the coalition, and possibly more humanitarian assistance. The UK has not yet advocated for an end to the embargo on selling arms to Syria.
Radical cleric Abu Qatada, who was instrumental in promulgating suicide attacks as a terrorist strategy, was released from prison to his home in London. The government plans to continue legal proceedings seeking his extradition to Jordan, which have already cost taxpayers £1 million and gone on for 10 years.
Radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada won an appeal against his deportation to Jordan; the UK's Special Immigration Appeals Commission said deportation carried a risk that Jordan would use information obtained through torture of other persons against Abu Qatada. He will be released from prison tomorrow; the government plans to appeal.
The Foreign Office warned of a "high" risk of terror attacks by al Qaeda against Westerners in Egypt, particularly in the north Sinai. MI5 has noted the emergence of a new generation of terrorists after the Arab Spring, especially in Egypt and Libya. The High Court temporarily banned the transfer of Afghan insurgents from British military custody to Afghan jails.
The Supreme Court rejected a bid by suspected al Qaeda operative Yunus Rahmatullah to force the UK to secure his release from Bagram prison, where he has been held since 2004. His lawyers contend his detention violated the Geneva Conventions.
The government rejected US requests to use UK bases in the Gulf for a military buildup. The prime minister's spokesperson said military action against Iran was not "the right course of action at this moment."
Six of of 12 British Muslims from Birmingham arrested last year on terror charges have pled guilty. The three senior members of the homegrown jihadist cell, which raised funds for terrorism through a fake Muslim charity, sent jihadists to Pakistan for training, and plotted an al Qaeda-inspired attack that was to be "another 9/11," have denied the charges.