Category Archives: Terrorism

Failed Bomber Loses Appeal

One of the men jailed over a failed suicide plot to attack London’s transport network has lost a bid to appeal against his conviction. Three judges at the Court of Appeal in London rejected an application by Manfo Asiedu for the go-ahead to challenge his conviction for “conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life… Continue Reading

May denies prison radicalisation is caused by staff shortages

Home Secretary Theresa May has rejected claims that staff shortages are hindering efforts to prevent Islamic radicalisation in prisons – and has been supported in doing so by prison experts. The former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office has warned that stretched resources are making it increasingly difficult to find the needle in… Continue Reading

Terrorist Inmate Wins Go-ahead For Category A Review

One of three men serving life for a plot to blow up liquid bombs on flights from the UK to North America has won permission to challenge his designation as a “high escape risk” prisoner. Tanvir Hussain was given the go-ahead by a High Court judge to apply for judicial review against Justice Secretary Chris… Continue Reading

Rising numbers of Prison Muslims are “fuelling extremism”

Rising numbers of prisoners are becoming ‘convenience Muslims’ leading to heightened tensions with guards and fuelling extremism, the head of the Prison Officers’ Association has warned. Union general secretary Steve Gillan said that many prisoners were turning to Islam to win benefits, and to gain the status associated with being part of a gang. He… Continue Reading

Met’s Counter-Terror Boss Moved From Role

The head of Scotland Yard’s counter-terror unit has been moved to a non-operational role in the wake of revelations concerning his links to undercover operations and the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation. Commander Richard Walton (above) has been temporarily removed from his post as head of the counter-terrorism command SO15 following yesterday’s publication of Mark Ellison… Continue Reading

Rigby Killers: How They Were Drawn To Extremism

Here are profiles of Lee Rigby’s killers, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.  Michael Adebolajo Michael Adebolajo horrified millions of people by appearing on camera with bloodied hands clutching a knife and a meat cleaver moments after killing Lee Rigby. The 29-year-old, who was raised as a Christian, became a committed Islamic extremist who tried to… Continue Reading