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23 March 2009
John Butt, a Cambridge University chaplain, has established a radio station in Pakistan through which he tries to counter extremist teachings. Having first traveled to the region in 1969 and converted to Islam soon after, he is now based in both Cambridge and the Pakistani Swat valley. This is exactly the region where the Taliban have recently been allowed to introduce Sharia law, who also depend on radio broadcasting to disseminate their ideology.
23 December 2008
Reports that some of the terrorists who attacked Mumbai were British has focused attention on the UK Muslims who receive military training at extremist madrassas in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In this report, filed three years ago, Telegraph correspondents expose how young Britons travel to al-Qaeda camps to learn how to destroy the West: Deep inside an anonymous office building at the heart of the Pakistani Army’s sprawling Rawalpindi headquarters last week, a metal door swung open and two smartly dressed British officials stepped into a spartan, windowless room.
17 December 2008
Extremists banned from entering the UK will be «named and shamed» under plans to be announced by the Government this week: In the last three years a total of 230 people have been barred from entering the country because of their extreme views but they are not currently named publicly. The bans on high profile figures, including radical Isalmist cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrkhan, only became known after the individuals themselves spoke out against the decisions.
16 December 2008
Despite the fact that Islamist extremists have only mounted one «successful» attack in Britain - the 7/7 bombings in which 56 people died - the threat of terrors attacks in the UK has not gone away: The official threat level is classed as being «Severe» - this is one down from the highest level, «Critical», which means an attack is imminent. Over the last few months, we in Britain have become a little obsessed with the economy, falling house prices and the credit crunch, but it should not be forgotten that a significant number of UK citizens have been planning to carry out attacks with the aim of causing mass casualties.
13 November 2007
Mohammed Hamid, 50, was allegedly overheard by an undercover police officer as they drove past Paddington Green high security police station.