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British Muslims Killed in Waziristan!

Interesting Article: Two suspected British al Qaeda operatives killed in Pakistan drone strike by PAUL CRUICKSHANK / London published Friday, November 18, 2011

A CNN report spoke about two British militants killed in a drone strike in Waziristan who are suspected of having links to several al Qaeda plots against the West. Ibrahim Adam (24) and Mohammed Azmir Khan (37) were part of a network of radicals from East London, according to the British source, and had brothers already implicated in al Qaeda terrorism. Ibrahim Adam has long been on the radar screen of British security services. His brother, Antony Garcia, was arrested in 2004 in a British police investigation named Operation Crevice and charged with being part of a five-man al Qaeda cell plotting to blow up targets in London, including a nightclub, with huge fertilizer bombs. According to Babar's testimony, the brothers were militants from East London who worked in the London offices of al-Muhajiroun, a pro-al Qaeda British group, before traveling to Afghanistan around the time of 9/11 to fight with the Taliban. So who is the al-Muhajiroun?



Al-Muhajiroun is a banned Islamist organization that was based in Britain and which has been linked to international terrorism, homophobia and anti-Semitism. The group was proscribed under the UK Terrorism Act 2000 on 14 January 2010. The Group operated in the United Kingdom from 14 January 1986 until the British Government announced an intended ban in August 2005. The group was then relaunched in June 2009. Two other offshoot organizations, The Savior Sect and Al-Ghurabaa had previously been banned for the 'glorification' of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2006. It was also alleged to have run a Lahore safe house for visiting British Muslims. Omar Bakri Muhammad and Anjem Choudary are known to have led Al-Muhajiroun. Anjem Choudary (born 1967 in England) is a British former solicitor, and, before it was proscribed, spokesman for the Islamist group Islam4UK. He is married, has four children, and lives in Ilford, London. Omar Bakri Muhammad (born Omar Bakri Fostock in 1958 in Syria) is an Islamist militant leader who was instrumental in developing Hizb ut-Tahrir into a major organization in the United Kingdom before leaving the group and heading another Islamist organization, Al-Muhajiroun, until its disbandment in 2004. On August 6, 2005 Bakri left the United Kingdom following stories that the UK Government were planning to investigate certain Muslim clerics under little-used treason laws. He was banned from returning by British Home Secretary Charles Clarke stating that Bakri's presence in Britain was "not conducive to the public good." He subsequently took up residence in Lebanon. The group became notorious for its conference "The Magnificent 19", praising the September 11, 2001 attacks. Al-Muhajiroun's proclaimed aims are to establish public awareness about Islam, to influence public opinion in favor of the sharia, to convince members of society that Islam is inherently political and a viable ideological alternative, to unite Muslims on a global scale in the threats facing the Ummah and to resume the Islamic way of life by re-establishing the Islamic Caliphate. Bakri founded Al-Muhajiroun in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on 3 March 1983 following "the 59th anniversary of the destruction of the Ottoman Caliphate," in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. According to Bakri, the Hizb ut-Tahrir leadership did not accept the group. As such, Bakri established Al-Muhajiroun independently from Hizb ut-Tahrir. The Saudi Arabian government banned Al-Muhajiroun in January 1986, prompting Bakri to leave. On 14 January 1986, he arrived in Britain, where he worked as part of Hizb ut-Tahrir. Following the emergence of Al-Muhajiroun in early 1996, Bakri would later become the chief sponsor in Britain of the International Islamic Front, an organization that trained and sent British Citizens to fight in Chechnya and the Balkans. In March 2001 Britain's National Union of Students banned Al-Muhajiroun after they received complaints from Muslim and non-Muslim students about the group distributing hate literature and the organization training members in militant camps. Al-Muhajiroun members put up posters and handed out leaflets in Manchester University's campus where the police were called and at the University of Birmingham campus that called on the killing of Jews. Al Muhajiroun disbanded on 13 October 2004. However, it was believed that The Savior Sect was to all intents and purposes Al Muhajiroun operating under a new name. Shortly after the 7 July 2005 London bombings Tony Blair announced the group would be banned as part of a series of measures against condoning or glorifying terrorism. On the 29 April 2003, Asif Hanif who attended some of Al-Muhajiroun's circles carried out a bombing of a café in Tel Aviv, Israel that killed three people and injured 60 others. In 2006 another individual connected with Al-Muhajiroun allegedly detonated a bomb in India, killing himself and destroying an army barracks. In 2007, five young Muslims with Al-Muhajiroun connections — Omar Khyam, Waheed Mahmood, Anthony Garcia, Jawad Akbar and Saladhuddin Amin — were convicted of a multiple bombing plot to use fertiliser bombs "which police say could have killed hundreds of British people. The men were caught after police and MI5 launched a massive surveillance operation." The targets included the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London and Britain's domestic gas network.

References:
Wardrop, Murray (2010-01-04), Anjem Choudary: profile, telegraph.co.uk
Britons escape Lebanon 'trauma', BBC News, 21 July 2006
Covert preaching of banned cleric, BBC news, 14 November 2006
"Government to ban Islam4UK under terror laws". The BBC. January 12, 2010
Nick Fielding (2005-07-24). "Terror links of the Tottenham Ayatollah: Nick Fielding reveals the influence of a preacher once seen as a mere loudmouth". The Sunday Times.
Booth, Robert (18 June 2009). "Islamist Al-Muhajiroun relaunch ends in chaos over segregation attempt". The Guardian (London).
"Islam4UK banned under terror laws". BBC News. 12 January 2010.
"Al-Muhajiroun". BBC News. 2004-04-29
Muslims in police will rise up, Bakri insists The Daily Telegraph


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