One of Charlie Hebdo attack suspects was mentored by terrorist linked to Finsbury Park mosque

One of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Charlie Hebdo attack was mentored by a terrorist linked to London’s notorious Finsbury Park mosque.

The revelation will raise concerns about British links to this week’s terrorist atrocity in France.

Cherif Kouachi, 32, met Djamel Beghal, 50, who was once accused of being Osama bin Laden’s main European recruiter, while in prison in Paris.

He maintained his links with the Al Qaeda lynchpin after being released from jail…


From Wiki, “In 1996 they installed Abu Hamza al-Masri as imam of the mosque, which subsequently developed a reputation as a centre of radical Islamism in London.”

Abu Hamza has just been sentenced to life in New York.

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  • tom_billesley

    Another Algerian connection to the Britain
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30748914

    A French-Algerian terror suspect has pleaded guilty to possession of a field manual for making bombs. Lyes Outiren, 44, who lives in Newquay, Cornwall, admitted three offences at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, including two counts of possession of terrorist materials. These included four internet links to jihadist material and part of a bomb-making e-book.

    Judge Paul Dodgson remanded Outiren in custody for sentencing on 30 January. He said: “It is going to be custody, the only question is how long.”