Extremism

Timeline: Usman Khan’s path to murder
June 7, 2021 By Faith Matters

Timeline: Usman Khan’s path to murder

Usman Khan’s path to his death on London Bridge at the hands of police marksmen followed a long history of involvement in extremism. He killed his two victims at Fishmongers’ Hall at an event which had been intended to celebrate prisoners who had taken steps on the path to reform. Here is a timeline of […]

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Fishmongers’ Hall attacker had ‘hate in eyes’ and ‘evil intent’, inquest told
May 7, 2021 By Faith Matters

Fishmongers’ Hall attacker had ‘hate in eyes’ and ‘evil intent’, inquest told

Convicted terrorist Usman Khan exposed “hate in his eyes” and “evil intent” before he launched an attack on Fishmongers’ Hall, an inquest has heard. On November 29 2019, Khan, from Stafford, was shot dead after fatally stabbing Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, at a prisoners’ educational event in London. Six months […]

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Fishmongers’ Hall attacker ‘was influential inmate who talked to Rigby killer’
April 27, 2021 By Faith Matters

Fishmongers’ Hall attacker ‘was influential inmate who talked to Rigby killer’

The Fishmongers’ Hall attacker was an “influential” inmate who associated with Fusilier Lee Rigby’s killer before his release, an inquest has heard. Convicted terrorist Usman Khan, 28, spent eight years in prison where he was involved in a string of violent incidents and “extremist bullying”, the inquest jury at London’s Guildhall was told. Eleven months […]

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Fifth person held after deadly police station attack in France
April 25, 2021 By Faith Matters

Fifth person held after deadly police station attack in France

French authorities have detained a fifth person in an anti-terrorism investigation seeking to identify potential accomplices and motives after a police official was fatally stabbed at a police station outside Paris. French police killed the 37-year-old Tunisian attacker shortly after he stabbed the unarmed administrative employee on Friday at the entrance of her police station […]

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Dozens arrested after night of chaos in Jerusalem
April 23, 2021 By Faith Matters

Dozens arrested after night of chaos in Jerusalem

A total of 44 people have been arrested and 20 Israeli police officers were injured on a night of chaos in Jerusalem, as security forces clashed with Palestinians angry about Ramadan restrictions and Jewish extremists who held an anti-Arab march nearby. Tensions have risen in recent days in Jerusalem, which has long been a flashpoint […]

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Prison chaplain: I may have been ‘conned’ by ‘remorseful’ Fishmongers’ attacker
April 22, 2021 By Faith Matters

Prison chaplain: I may have been ‘conned’ by ‘remorseful’ Fishmongers’ attacker

There was intelligence that Fishmongers’ Hall attacker Usman Khan “might commit an attack” around the time he was released from prison for a terror offence, an inquest jury has heard. Jonathan Hough QC also told the inquests into the deaths of Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones there was a suggestion that their killer […]

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Rapping jihadi jailed for life for plotting lone wolf attack
April 13, 2021 By Faith Matters

Rapping jihadi jailed for life for plotting lone wolf attack

A rapping jihadi dubbed the Masked Menace has been jailed for at least 19 years for plotting a lone wolf knife attack during the coronavirus lockdown. Jobless Sahayb Abu, 27, bought an 18in sword, a knife, balaclavas and body armour online as he prepared to strike last summer. He was arrested on July 9 after […]

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Police arrest leader of radical Islamist party in Lahore
April 12, 2021 By Faith Matters

Police arrest leader of radical Islamist party in Lahore

Police in Pakistan have arrested the leader of a radical Islamist political party a day after he threatened the government with protests if it did not expel France’s ambassador over depictions of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed. Saad Rizvi was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore to “maintain law and order”, said Ghulam Mohammad Dogar, chief […]

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Woman, 18, arrested in France over ‘plot’ targeting church
April 8, 2021 By Faith Matters

Woman, 18, arrested in France over ‘plot’ targeting church

French anti-terrorism investigators said that an 18-year-old woman arrested over the Easter weekend was suspected of planning an attack on a church. New details have emerged about the teen, who was living in Beziers, in southern France, and is suspected of plotting an attack targeting nearby Montpellier over Easter. On Thursday, anti-terrorism officials said that […]

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5 women arrested in southern France in suspected attack plot
April 4, 2021 By Faith Matters

5 women arrested in southern France in suspected attack plot

Police in southern France have arrested four women and a girl as part of an anti-terrorist investigation into a suspected attack plot targeting the city of Montpellier. A police official in the Herault region confirmed the overnight arrests in the city of Beziers, and said the DGSI domestic intelligence service and national anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office […]

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