United Kingdom

A Pakistani Airlines flight from Lahore to Manchester was diverted to Stansted Airport, where security officials arrested two men, both British nationals, on suspicion of endangerment of aircraft. Police said a threat had been made as the plane was approaching Manchester. A friend of Woolwich attack suspect Michael Adebolajo alleged that MI5 had tried to recruit him six months ago. UK extremist cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed claimed to have converted Adebolajo to Islam. Police released two female suspects in the Woolwich attack but continue to hold a third male suspect.

Are you a dedicated reader of FDD's Long War Journal? Has our research benefitted you or your team over the years? Support our independent reporting and analysis today by considering a one-time or monthly donation. Thanks for reading! You can make a tax-deductible donation here.

Tags:

Iraq

Islamic state

Syria

Aqap

Al shabaab

Boko Haram

Isis