In 2009, CAGE published a report on the arrest and detention in 2006 of Abd al-Baset Azzouz, a Libyan who had successfully sought asylum in the UK and settled in Manchester in the 1990s. It makes allegations of police brutality that do not appear to have been substantiated by any other source. Further similar allegations
Abdel Bari Atwan is a controversial journalist. Atwan said in a TV interview that he would “go to Trafalgar Square and dance with delight” if Iran attacked Israel. He has also been reported by the Jewish Chronicle as saying that the “Jewish lobby” is “extremely dangerous and is endangering the whole planet, the whole world”.
In April 2009, 12 men were hurriedly arrested after details of an ongoing investigation were inadvertently revealed in a photograph of top counter-terrorism officer Bob Quick entering Downing Street with files under his arm. With the input of the security services, the police believed the group were planning a mass casualty attack targeting civilians in
Ahmed Faraz was the proprietor of Maktabah al Ansar. On 13 December 2011 he was sentenced to three years in prison for possessing and distributing material which promoted extremism. When sentencing Ahmed Faraz, Mr Justice Calvert-Smith said: “It is grossly irresponsible to publish these books in the way that you have published them. “They were
In 2006, Asim Qureshi spoke at a Hizb ut Tahrir rally outside the US embassy. He said: “When we see the example of our brothers and sisters fighting in Chechnya, Iraq, Palestine, Kashmir, Afghanistan, then we know where the example lies. When we see Hezbollah defeating the armies of Israel, we know what the solution
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