1. Abid Naseer ‘led Manchester terror cell’, says US trial
A Pakistani man extradited from the UK was part of a broad al-Qaeda conspiracy to attack Manchester and New York, a US prosecutor has said.
Celia Cohen told a New York court that Abid Naseer, 28, led a terror cell in Manchester, England. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and has denied being involved in bomb plots.
Mr Naseer, who could face life imprisonment if found guilty, will represent himself in court.
A Facebook page believed to belong to Hicks shows dozens of anti-religious posts.MiddleEast Online
WASHINGTON – A grand jury has indicted a North Carolina man on charges of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of three Muslim students, including a husband and wife, in the college town of Chapel Hill, police said Tuesday.
Craig Hicks, a 46-year-old espousing anti-religious views, was indicted for the murder last week of Chapel Hill residents Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, as well as her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh.
4. Ralph Peters: “The White House clearly romanticizes Islam”
5. Boy and girl, 16, held in Greater Manchester terror raids
Police said the searches were expected to last some time
A 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl have been arrested by counter-terrorism police in Greater Manchester.
The North West Counter Terrorism Unit said the pair were arrested on Monday in the Mossley area of Tameside.
Two addresses in the Hanover Street and Spring Mill Drive areas are being searched by police.
The BBC understands the arrested teenagers do not have any connection with Islamist extremism or have any international connections.
7. Mourners in Egypt: Their blood will not be wasted:
Thank you UK Pete, M., Richard, Draculea and many more. There is a great deal more material to do today of interest, and some specific to Canada, which seems to be showing a growing willingness, both in English Canada and Quebec, to be blunt about the nature of the threat and its doctrine.