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  • Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Moazzam Begg Arrested by Terror Police

    02/26/2014 4:09:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 25 February 2014 Last updated at 12:48 ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is among four people who have been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, police have said. Mr Begg, 45, who was held by the US authorities for almost three years, was arrested earlier with two other men and a woman in the West Midlands. He was detained on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas." SNIPPET: "Mr Begg was arrested in Hall Green in Birmingham. The other people arrested - a 36-year-old man from Shirley, a 44-year-old woman and her son, 20, both from Sparkhill - are being...
  • Seven Men Arrested Under Terror Act

    07/06/2012 3:33:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    SKY News ^ | 11:16am UK, Friday 06 July 2012 | n/a
    "Seven Men Arrested Under Terror Act The arrests followed a routine stop of a vehicle by police on the M1 motorway in South Yorkshire on June 30." SNIPPET: ""Firearms, offensive weapons and other material were later found hidden inside, prompting police to take action to trace and arrest the driver, passenger and others suspected of being involved," he said. Police said three men aged 23, 26 and 27 from Sparkhill, Birmingham, were arrested on Tuesday morning. Three more suspects, a 22-year-old from Alum Rock, Birmingham, a 24-year-old from the Moseley area of the city, and a 22-year-old from Smethwick, West...
  • Birmingham Men Charged With Terror Offences

    11/19/2011 2:07:58 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies
    Sky News ^ | 3:50am UK, Saturday November 19, 2011 | n/a
    Four men from Birmingham have been charged with terrorism offences and will appear in a London court. Khobaib Hussain, Ishaaq Hussain and Shahid Kasam Khan, all 19, and Naweed Mahmood Ali, 24, were last night charged with fundraising for terrorist purposes and of travelling to Pakistan for terrorist training. They were arrested at their homes in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit on Tuesday.
  • Six Men Charged With Terror Offences

    09/25/2011 11:24:01 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    News.Sky.com - SKY NEWS ^ | 6:18am UK, Monday September 26, 2011 | David Crabtree, Midlands Correspondent
    SNIPPET: "A seventh man, aged 20, was arrested on Thursday and continues to be questioned." SNIPPET: "Irfan Nasser, 30, from Sparkhill, and Irfan Khalid, 26, from Sparkbrook, are accused of travelling to Pakistan for terrorism training, including bomb making, and weapons and poison making; as well making a martyrdom video and planning a bombing campaign. Ashik Ali, 26, from Balsall Heath, and Rahi Ahmed, 25, from Moseley, face charges related to planning a bombing campaign in the UK, including constructing a home-made explosive device for terrorist acts and stating an intention to be suicide bombers. Two other suspects - Bahader...
  • Christian pupils outnumbered by Muslims even in Roman Catholic schools

    08/16/2009 9:50:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 1,218+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | August 14, 2009 | Martin Beckford
    Christian pupils are now outnumbered by Muslims at Roman Catholic schools in some parts of England A survey has found 24 Catholic primary schools in the North West and the Midlands teach a minority of churchgoing children. Fewer than one in 10 children are Catholic at one school in Birmingham, while the Church is ending its involvement with a similar establishment in Blackburn. Overall, Catholics make up 73.34 per cent of pupils at the 2,300 schools linked to the denomination across England and Wales. But The Tablet, a weekly Catholic magazine, found that in Oldham, Blackburn, Wolverhampton and Birmingham there...
  • Brit freed from Guantanamo cashes in on Xbox

    05/31/2009 9:18:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 761+ views
    thesun.co.uk ^ | May 31, 2009 | ANDREW PARKER
    A BRIT who spent two years in Guantanamo Bay as a terror suspect is cashing in with a computer game based on the US detention camp. Moazzam Begg, 41, will appear as himself in the Xbox 360 game, which could rake in £3million. Rendition: Guantanamo, due to go on sale in October, lets players control a detainee trying to shoot his way out. Begg, of Sparkhill, Birmingham, is shown in the game as head of an organisation helping the suspect to escape. Human rights activist Begg was thrown into the camp on Cuba in 2003 after the CIA held him...