Somali terror suspect finally detained in London….
Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 8, 2012
…..after he broke the rules of his movement restrictions and turned up five times at London’s Olympic Park! Think about this! “CF” is one of nine British suspected terrorists who are being watched by the British Home Secretary. Wouldn’t you think he would have been detained before now!
And, one has to read down 20 paragraphs before learning he is a Somali.
From The Telegraph:
The alleged al-Qaeda militant was caught crossing through the Olympic Park five times, breaking a ban imposed by the Home Secretary, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.
The 24 year-old has previously tried to get to Afghanistan, allegedly for terrorist training, and is suspected of fighting for the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, which has been responsible for thousands of deaths, including those of Western aid workers. He is accused of trying to recruit other Britons to its cause.
A Home Office lawyer warned after his discovery in the Olympic area that the man – known as CF – wanted to “re-engage in terrorism-related activities, either in the UK or Somalia” and is “determined to continue to adhere to his Islamist extremist agenda”.
His detention is the most serious security alert yet to hit the Olympic Park.
CF is one of nine suspected risks to national security who are subject to Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (Tpim) – legal orders which restrict their movements and computer use and who they can meet.
He was prosecuted in Britain but absconded during his trial in June 2009 and fled to Somalia. In his absence he was acquitted of any crime.
Officials claim CF, who comes from a large family of Somali [refugee!--ed] origin from north London, attended a terrorist training camp and fought alongside jihadis from the al-Qaeda group al-Shabaab.
By the way, we reported last February that British security said that Somalis who left Britain (and the US!) for Jihad training in Africa would be back, here.
Update July 8: Now The Telegraph is reporting that British security may round-up “marginal” suspects like this Somali in advance of the Olympic games.
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