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|took over leadership of the terror network and was endorsed by Osama bin Laden after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed|
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|London Attack Suspect Tells Court 'I'm a Soldier'|
|[An Nahar] One of the men accused of murdering a British soldier in London repeatedly interrupted his bail hearing on Wednesday, declaring "I'm a soldier" and accusing the judge of stifling the truth.|
The video-link connecting Michael Adebolajo, 28, from prison to London's Old Bailey central criminal court was eventually switched off after the judge asked him several times to be quiet.
Adebolajo is accused along with another man, 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, of hacking to death soldier Lee Rigby in broad daylight near a barracks in Woolwich, southeast London, on May 22.
He is also accused of the attempted murder of two and possession of a firearm.
In his second appearance in court since being charged on Saturday, Adebolajo was still wearing a plaster cast on his left arm after being shot by police at the scene of the murder.
He has been seen by psychiatrists five times -- three times in hospital and at least twice since he was discharged on Friday -- and has been declared fit for interview each time, the court heard.
Defense lawyer David Gottlieb said: "It's the prosecution's case that he is completely sane. He doesn't suffer from any mental disorder at all. Mr Hamza agrees with that".
Adebolajo asked at an earlier hearing to be referred to as Mujaahid Abu Hamza.
While his mental state was discussed, he interjected: "I'm not familiar with this legal jargon. I'm a soldier, not a lawyer."
Wearing a burgundy top with a pink jumper, Adebolajo complained that the hearing was not about him, "even though I played a major part in proceedings".
"Really and truly it's about the good, honest, decent, hardworking British members of society, whether they be or non- . They are the ones that have suffered the most," he said.
He also complained about the examination of his "privates" ahead of his court appearance, adding: "I cried like a baby, you know, into my sleeve."
When he was reprimanded by judge Nigel Sweeney for interrupting, he replied: "Stop trying to stifle the truth."
But he later praised the judge after Sweeney let him have his handcuffs removed in the video-link room at Belmarsh prison, on the understanding that two prison officers sit beside him.
"That man who is wearing the white wig and the red robe. May Allah bless that man because he has had the courage to do something that many wouldn't have had the courage to do," he said.
Adebolajo's case will return to the Old Bailey on June 28, when it will join up with that of his co-accused, Adebowale.
|Jailed preacher who trained 21/7 bombers 'linked' to Woolwich attack suspect|
|[INDEPENDENT.CO.UK] One of the suspects in the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby is believed to have had contact with a "terrorist instructor" now in prison for running military-style training camps which were used by Islamist including the 21/7 London bombers, The Independent has learnt.|
Michael Adebolajo is understood to have attended talks given by preacher Mohammed Hamid, who called himself Osama bin London, and a bookstall run by Hamid in Marble Arch, central London.
There is nothing to suggest that Adebolajo was engaged in activities at the time which warranted deploying resources to track him during a period of intense activity.
Hamid, a 55-year-old former crack addict, was convicted of "grooming" young men for jihad. At his trial in Woolwich Crown court in 2008, the jury was played secretly taped recordings of him talking about the victims of the 7/7 bombings, saying: "Fifty-two? That's not even a breakfast for me," and telling a comrade to be like "Jack the Ripper" and not get caught. Video footage was shown of a water melon being sliced in half amid cheering, in what was supposedly a demonstration of "beheading".
Hamid, whose family came to from Tanzania, was found guilty at the trial of three counts of soliciting murder and three counts of providing terrorism training, and indefinitely, for a minimum of seven-and-a-half years. One of his followers, Atilla Ahmet, of Turkish Cypriot extraction, who had at one stage been a bodyguard for the radical Abu Hamza, pleaded guilty to three counts of soliciting murder.
Among those who passed through the camps he organised, in Cumbria and the New Forest, were five men who were later convicted of the 21/7 bomb plot. Hamid was accused of acting as the mentor of the would-be s who wanted to emulate the devastation caused by the 7/7 attacks.
Hamid and 14 others were and convicted in an operation, Overamp, in which crucial evidence was gained by an undercover police officer who had infiltrated the group, known only by his codename "Dawood", as well as by bugs placed by MI5 in the homes of the suspects.
|The Web Of Extremism Surrounding Woolwich Terror Suspects|
|The Hook-Handed Hate Cleric, A White Muslim Convert And The Man Arrested Over A Plot Against Parliament|
o Extremists Abu Hamza, Omar Bakri and Anjem Choudary are senior figures
o Ten men have apparent connections via various groups and mosques
A powerful web of Islamic and terror convicts sits behind the two men believed to have executed Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, it emerged today.
Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, are both apparently linked to a wider network of men who are known to have either planned atrocities, preached violence or joined groups considered so extreme they are now banned.
These apparent connections have come to light since the British s were on suspicion of hacking Drummer Rigby to death in broad daylight after he was run down with a car last Wednesday.
Both men are said to know Usman Ali, an alleged and former member of the banned group Al-Muhajiroun, who also ran the Friday prayer group in Woolwich, where Adebolajo and Adebowale went.
He was also held for six days by Scotland Yard over alleged links to a conspiracy to blow up the Canadian Parliament.
Even extradited hate preacher Abu Hamza is connected to the pair via his own associates, who he is said have radicalised at the Fisbury Park Mosque in the 1990s.
Others in the circle include white convert Richard Dart, who last month was for 11 years for plotting to attack British soldiers at Wootton Bassett. Dart was stopped as he tried to leave for Pakistain for terrorist training.
The contact Adebolajo, 28, and Adebowale, 22, had with these men and other may have inspired them to attempt to plot a terror attack.
At the top of the very top of this network is Omar Bakri, who is banned from because of his activities, including his alleged links to Al Qaeda.
He met Michael Adebolajo on numerous occasions throughout 2004 and founded the now banned Islamist group Al-Muhajiroun, with which Adebolajo is believed to have been associated.
Now living in , his leave to remain in was revoked after the 7/7 London attacks, which he said the British people brought on themselves.
His deputy Anjem Choudary knew both the terror suspects, who remain in hospital after being by police.
Choudary -- who helped form the now-banned Islamist groups Al-Muhajiroun and Al Ghurabaa - is accused of helping to radicalise several terrorists.
The 46-year-old described Adebolajo as a man of 'impeccable character' in interviews with BBC Newsnight and Channel 4 News last week.
Abu Izzadeen, who is also known as Trevor Brooks, was also an associate of Bakri and Choudary.
He was found guilty in 2008 of urging worshipers at a London mosque to join the mujahideen to fight British and American troops in Iran.
Abu Nusaybah, 31, whose real name is Ibrahim Hassan, was convicted along with Izzadeen five years ago, and was handed two years, nine months in jail.
He is also a close friend of Woolwich suspect Adebolajo and last week sensationally claimed that MI5 had tried to recruit his ally.
He was also a former prominent member of Al-Muhajiroun, the group banned in 2005 after radicalising a wave of British s.
Adebolajo and Adebowale's links to Greenwich University's Islamic society are currently being probed by the Home Office, a group which heard from Dr Khalid Fikry, who has supported convicted terrorists.
|Home Front: WoT|
|US says Osama bin Laden's name belongs in NY trial|
|Abu Hamza - the Hook|
New York prosecutors are urging a judge not to ban the use of Osama bin Laden's name at the terrorism trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher.
Federal prosecutors said in court papers Friday that references to the deceased founder of al-Qaida will not be prejudicial. Mustafa Kamel Mustafa is scheduled for trial next March. He has pleaded not guilty.
He was extradited to the United States from Great Britain in October to face charges that he conspired with Seattle men to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon. He's also accused of helping abduct two American tourists and 14 other people in Yemen in 1998.
Defense lawyers had asked the trial judge to exclude bin Laden's name, saying it would be "irrelevant and prejudicial" to Mustafa.
|Graduate jailed over terror offence|
|An engineering graduate who applied to work at the Olympics has been jailed for nine months for a terror offence.|
Norman Idris Faridi, 32, was turned down after applying to work last summer at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, where some football matches for the London 2012 Games were held.
The Kenyan national was later found to have a "terrorist's manual", 39 Ways To Serve And Proceed In Jihad, on his external hard drive and in a deleted file.
Faridi, of Pen-y-Wain, Cathays, Cardiff, was also found to have downloaded a video of extremist preacher Abu Hamza on to his mobile phone.
Sentencing him at the Old Bailey, Judge Gerald Gordon said: "Nothing I can see suggests that the item had been stored in some special way or special file. Nor is there in fact anything to suggest that you or anyone else had actually made use of it during the time it was in your possession.
"On the other hand, Parliament has determined that such is the need to protect the public from acts of terrorism that possessing material that may help those contemplating terrorism should be against the law and it should be punished in particular to deter others."
The judge also ordered that Faridi, who is married with a young child, should be deported after serving his sentence. He had been found guilty at trial of possessing records likely to be useful to someone preparing or committing an act of terrorism.
A similar charge of having al Qaida's Inspire magazine was ordered to lie on file after the jury could not reach a verdict. Faridi was cleared of a third charge of having a guide to fighting techniques for a similar purpose.
The court heard of the Kenyan's bid to work at the Olympics during a bail hearing last year.
The former Glamorgan University aeronautics engineering student, who graduated in 2010, renewed his visa and stayed on in Britain with his wife. He was working in a bakery when police raided his home and took away computer equipment in April last year.
|Abu Hamza's son takes over hate sermons|
|THE son of Abu Hamza has given hate sermons at a British mosque just like his hook-handed father.|
Uthman Mustafa Kamal backed holy war and an al-Qaida terrorist who attempted to murder troops in Afghanistan. He is the second youngest son of radical preacher Hamza, who was jailed for seven years in 2006 for inciting murder at Finsbury Park Mosque, north London.
Abu Hamza, 54, was finally deported to the US last year to face terror charges after an eight year legal wrangle.
Kamal has built up his own following at the An-Noor Mosque in Acton, west London, with videos showing him praying for holy warriors. He calls on followers to help "destroy their enemies" and "fight in the cause of Allah" on the mosque's YouTube channel.
The audio clip is teamed with footage of fanatics training in Iraq, Kosovo, Palestine, Lebanon, Bosnia and Algeria.
He is also shown at a protest outside the US Embassy praying for Dr Aafia Siddiqui, 41, jailed for 86 years after shooting at US security forces in Afghanistan. In the video Kamal yells: "Oh, God, unbind Aafia's chains of imprisonment," adding: "Plot on her behalf, dignify her, safeguard her and her children."
She was named as an associate by the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 49.
Tory MP Patrick Mercer, 56, said: "If Mr Kamal is outside the law, he needs to be dealt with swiftly and effectively."
But he won't, will he?
An-Noor Mosque head Farouq Malik insisted the centre was not linked to extremism.
Kamal would not comment at the Hamza west London home yesterday.
|Home Front: WoT|
|Handless cleric awaiting terror trial in New York gets prosthetics|
|The jail holding Abu Hamza al-Masri, the handless Islamic cleric awaiting trial on U.S. terrorism charges, provided him with a new set of prosthetics on Friday, officials said at a hearing on Friday.|
His attorneys had been asking for the new limbs for months, after authorities refused to allow him to wear his usual metal hooks outside of his jail cell.
Al-Masri is being held in the Metropolitan Correctional Center next door to the courthouse in lower Manhattan. The Egyptian-born, white-haired preacher appeared in court on Friday without any prosthetics.
In another accommodation, al-Masri, who is also missing an eye, will have access to a laptop computer to review evidence in his cell, Forrest said Friday. Forrest said the accommodation is being made in part because much of the evidence is in Arabic.
Al-Masri will have access to the computer at all times except for when it is charging, Lewis said after the hearing. It does not have Internet access, she said.
Al-Masri will also be able to speak with his family by telephone on March 18, Forrest said. Lewis said after the hearing that he is only allowed to speak to his immediate family.
Although pleased with the accommodations, Lewis told Forrest that al-Masri still had other needs, including a change of sheets more often. After the hearing, Lewis explained he needs a daily change of bedding because of a medical condition. Most inmates at the MCC get clean sheets once a week, she said.
Al-Masri, who has asked to be referred to in court by his birth name, Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, has pleaded not guilty to 11 criminal charges. His trial was recently pushed back to March 31, 2014, at the request of his attorneys, who cited voluminous evidence they need to sort through.
|Home Front: WoT|
|Hate preacher Abu Hamza’s hook to be replaced... by a spoon|
| HATE cleric Abu Hamza is set to be fitted with a SPOON to replace his famous hook, it was revealed last night.|
Hamza may be given a “spork” — a cross between a spoon and fork, normally favoured by campers.
The radical preacher, 54, is facing 11 terror charges in the US after finally being extradited from the UK last year.
Hamza, who lost his hand and an eye in an explosion in Afghanistan, has been fuming since he was stripped of his metal hook by US jail staff because it was a security risk.
His lawyers say he is unable to use toilets properly and can’t turn taps on or off.
Now they want him to have a new prosthetic hand with a “spork”. Lawyer Lindsay Lewis said: “We’ve been trying for five months now to get our client a better prosthetic limb but they keep changing the time lines. It’s very frustrating for him. He finds it hard to eat, use the bathroom and even turn on the hot and cold taps.”
His legal team are also demanding a LAPTOP so he can work on his defence from jail.
Meanwhile, prosecutors say they are only half-way through probing evidence against him.
They say they have to plough through 3,240 audio cassettes, 670 videos, 619 computer discs and 340 DVDs.
Egypt-born Hamza is facing a string of charges including kidnapping in Yemen and trying to set up a terror camp in the US.
He will go on trial in New York next year and faces life in jail if convicted.
- TALIBAN chiefs are holding daily peace talks with US officials in Qatar, Afghan President Hamid Karzai claimed yesterday.
|Olde Tyme Religion|
|One of those nice lads from GitMo killed in Syria.|
|A former Guantanamo detainee named Slimane Hadj Abderrahmane has reportedly been killed while fighting in Syria.|
Abderrahmane, who was born to a Danish mother and an Algerian father, was detained while fleeing Afghanistan in late 2001 and transferred to the Guantanamo detention facility, where he was held until early 2004.
According to a leaked Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) threat assessment dated Dec. 6, 2003, US officials deemed Abderrahmane a "high" risk "threat to the US, its interests, or its allies."
JTF-GTMO also recommended that Abderrahmane be retained in the Defense Department's custody. However, less than three months later, on Feb. 24, 2004, he was transferred to his home country of Denmark.
Abderrahmane also said that Danish officials may be legitimate targets for terrorist attacks given their support of the Iraq War.
Despite his controversial remarks, Abderrahmane was given a job at the postal service. He was "convicted of stealing credit cards" while working as a postman in 2007,
He was a well-connected member of the GSPC.
JTF-GTMO found that Abderrahmane "was recruited to be a courier" for the GSPC, and "transported equipment, money and false documents between the United Kingdom (UK), Algeria, Germany, Spain, Mali, and Denmark."
JTF-GTMO further alleged that Abderrahmane "was involved with the highest leadership of the GSPC while conducting his courier duties."
Several well-known al Qaeda-linked jihadists are listed as Abderrahmane's associates in the JTF-GTMO file.
One of them is Abu Hamza, the former imam of the Finsbury Mosque in London who was arrested by British authorities in 2004 and extradited to the US in October 2012 to stand trial on terrorism charges. Abu Hamza has well-known ties to al Qaeda. JTF-GTMO alleged that he was a "close associate" of Abderrahmane.
A second jihadist listed in the file is Jaffar al Jazeeri, an al Qaeda facilitator. And a third jihadist listed in the file is Bensayah Belkacem, the leader of the so-called "Algerian Six."
American officials detained the six and transferred them to Guantanamo in 2002. Five of the six ultimately had their habeas corpus petitions granted by a DC District Court judge and were transferred.
the JTF-GTMO file reads: "[Abderrahmane] is also associated with many GSPC members that are also associated with the Al Qaeda Zarqawi network."
It is likely he died fighting for Al Nusrah or one of the other al Qaeda-linked groups in Syria, such as the Muhajireen Brigade, which includes leaders and fighters from the Islamic Caucasus Emirate
|Man linked to suicide bombing convicted|
|[Dawn] An anti-terrorism court on Thursday handed down capital punishment on 48 counts to a man involved in a suicide ing in in 2011.|
On March 8, 24 people were killed and several injured in a suicide ing at a CNG station near the offices of an intelligence agency on The Mall.
The judge on Thursday concluded the hearing of the case at the District Jail, where convict Usman Ghani alias Abu Hamza was The judge imposed a fine of Rs1.2 million on Ghani and told him to pay the same amount to victims as compensation.
The judge also handed down 10-year imprisonment to the convict on 14 counts along with a Rs420,000 fine.
The court acquitted accused Abdur Rehman, giving him the benefit of the doubt.
Ghani told that he had been a student of a seminary in and he was sent to Afghanistan in 2007 by Abdullah Shah of for war training. He was trained in the use of hand-grenade, rocket launcher, Kalashnikov and other weapons during his one-and-a-half months stay in Afghanistan.
|Al-Nusra Front 'Mufti' Killed in Syria's Daraa|
|[An Nahar] A top Jordanian Salafist leader said on Tuesday the "mufti" of the jihadist al-Nusra Front in Syria's southern province of Daraa has been in a killed in raid.|
"Riyad Hdeib, or Abu Hamzah, was martyred in a regime raid on Daraa on Monday. Hdeib was al-Nusra's mufti in Daraa," Abed Shehadeh, known as Abu Mohammad Tahawi, told Agence Presse.
Hdeib, a 32-year-old father of six, worked as a teacher in Amman before going to Syria for jihad seven months ago, according to Tahawi.
|Radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada freed from UK jail|
|Abu Qatada was freed from prison on Tuesday after a UK court ruled he cannot be deported from to Jordan to face terrorism charges. Qatada has been dubbed right-hand man in Europe. |
British authorities reluctantly released terror suspect Abu Qatada on bail Tuesday after judges ruled that the radical dubbed Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe should not be extradited to Jordan.
Heavily bearded and wearing a black cap, the Islamist preacher smiled slightly as he was driven out of the high-security Long Lartin prison in central England in the back of a black minibus.
Several hours later, a small group of protesters gathered outside Abu Qatada's house in northwest London and calling for his deportation, as the father-of-five arrived at his modest terraced home.
The court ruling on Monday was a severe blow for the British government, which has kept the preacher for most of the last 10 years and repeatedly tried to send him to Jordan.
"I am completely fed up with the fact that this man is still in our country. We believe he is a threat to our country," Prime Minister said during a visit to Rome.
"We have moved heaven and earth to try and comply with every single dot and comma of every single convention to get him out of the country."
Abu Qatada was convicted in absentia in Jordan in 1998 for involvement in terror attacks, but British judges accepted his argument that evidence obtained by torture might be used against him in a retrial.
The preacher, a Jordanian of Paleostinian origin who is in his early 50s, will be under a curfew 16 hours a day but can leave his home between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.
He will have to wear an electronic tag and restrictions will be placed on who he meets.
The handful of protesters outside the preacher's house brandished a "Get Rid of Abu Qatada" banner.
"He shouldn't be here. He was supposed to be deported to Jordan. It's a disgrace," said Jackie Chaunt, 50.
The European Court of Human Rights had ruled earlier this year that Abu Qatada could not be deported while there was a "real risk that evidence obtained by torture will be used against him" in a possible retrial.
Home Secretary Theresa May ordered Abu Qatada's extradition anyway after she was given assurances by Jordan that he would be treated fairly.
But the Special Immigration Appeals Commission -- a semi-secret panel of British judges that deals with national security matters -- ruled in Qatada's favour.
They said statements from Abu Qatada's former co-defendants Al-Hamasher and Abu Hawsher may have been obtained by torture and created a risk that any trial would be unfair.
The , whose real name is Omar Mohammed Othman, arrived in in 1993 claiming asylum and has been a thorn in the side of successive British governments.
Videos of his sermons were found in the Hamburg flat used by some of the hijackers involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks. He has also defended the killing of Jews and attacks on Americans.
A Spanish judge once branded him the right-hand man of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Europe, although Abu Qatada denies ever having met bin Laden.
initially him in 2002 under anti-terror laws imposed in the wake of 9/11 but he was released under house arrest.
London first ordered his deportation in 2005 and his appeal against that order was rejected in 2009. May then signed a fresh deportation order and Abu Qatada appealed to the European court.
He was briefly freed on bail earlier this year but then re- In October extradited another radical Islamist preacher, Abu Hamza, and four other terror suspects to the United States.