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  Voice Of America Terror Attack Has Britons Questioning De-Radicalization Effort By Jamie Dettmer LONDON - When Usman Khan left prison last December after serving half of a 16-year sentence for his part in a plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange, and for planning to establish a terror training camp in Pakistan, he was thought to be making good progress towards being de-radicalized and was seen as a poster boy for Britain’s rehabilitation programs.Cambridge University, which ran one of the programs Khan attended, was even considering offering him a place to study.But now following 28-year-old’s dramatic knife attack Friday on London Bridge during a university-sponsored justice event, which left two people dead and three seriously injured, the early release of convicted terrorists, as well as de-radicalization programs, are coming under immediate scrutiny amid accusations that militants are gaming the rehabilitation system and hoodwinking authorities.Some criminal justice experts say...
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NBC News San Diego-Raised Man Now Leading Terrorists In Africa, Officials Say Jehad Serwan Mostafa plays a critical role in one of Africa's deadliest terror groups, federal authorities said.By Tim Stelloh A man raised in San Diego has become a leader of one of Africa’s deadliest terror groups and the highest-ranking U.S. citizen fighting with foreign terrorists, federal authorities said Monday. Prosecutors in California disclosed the allegations against Jehad Serwan Mostafa, 37, by unsealing an indictment accusing him of providing critical support to the East African terror group al-Shabab.Mostafa was indicted in 2009 on similar crimes, but he has remained at large — even after a $5 million reward for his arrest and conviction was offered, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California said in a news release.The charges announced Monday allege that he now plays a critical role in al-Shabab, which promotes an Islamic state...
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London Bridge terror: Picture emerges of attacker with Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary Convicted terrorist Usman Khan killed two University of Cambridge graduates before being shot dead by police. Sky News A picture has emerged of the convicted terrorist who killed two people at London Bridge posing with Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary.The photograph of Usman Khan was taken in March 2009 - three years before he was jailed for plotting to blow up the London Stock Exchange.Khan was known to have attended a series of protests held by al Muhajiroun - and the pair were photographed during a conference on sharia law organised by the now-banned extremist group. Last Friday, Khan stabbed 25-year-old Jack Merritt and 23-year-old Saskia Jones to death during a prisoner rehabilitation event. He was armed with two knives and a suicide vest, and was shot dead by specialist armed officers.The 28-year-old, who was wearing an...
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Evening Standard ‘British IS children at risk of radicalisation’, says former MI6 counter-terrorism chief by Martin Bentham The repatriation of British children brought up under Islamic State rule in Syria must be sped up to prevent them becoming radicalised, a former MI6 head of counter-terrorism said today.Richard Barrett said that some potential child returnees would have to be accompanied by their mothers and that both could pose a potential security threat because of the extremism and trauma they had experienced. But he added that the problem would only get worse if it was ignored and would leave Britain and other countries facing a heightened threat when the youngsters grow up and move on.Mr Barrett’s comments follow the arrival last week of the first British orphans from Syria after a government decision to permit their return. Read more: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/british-is-children-at-risk-of-radicalisation-says-former-mi6-counterterrorism-chief-a4296971.html...
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Jerusalem Post Hezbollah uses Germany to finance terrorism, weapons purchases Some 30 mosques and cultural centers in Germany have links to Hezbollah, according to a 2019 Hamburg intelligence agency report. By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL   The Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah uses a center in Berlin as well as other locations across Germany to recruit members and raise funds for terrorism and weapons purchases, according to a report by the Berlin-based Tagesspiegel newspaper. Tagesspiegel on Saturday published a detailed exposé on how the Lebanese terrorist organization uses Germany for “money generated” illicit activities and those funds are “used for arms purchases and for financing attacks.” According to the article, Hezbollah members “use Germany as a place for drug trafficking, trade in stolen cars and money laundering. The implications of the group for the drug business are well documented.” The report said that Hezbollah’s “main routes now move from South America to Africa into...