Just an ad hoc Religion of Peace Round Up for the day…
Muslim arrested in south London on suspicion of terrorism offences
A 31-year-old man has been arrested in south London on suspicion of preparing Islamist terrorist acts, Scotland Yard said.
The man was in custody at a central London police station after being detained at a business address shortly after 5pm on Tuesday.
A Metropolitan police spokesman said the arrest was “being linked to extremist Islamist terrorism”. Armed police were involved in the arrest, the Met said, but no shots were fired.
Two Muslims arrested in Sydney counter-terrorism raids
Two men have been arrested in counter-terrorism raids in Sydney after police thwarted what they say were plots to attack locations including a naval base and police headquarters.
Abdullah Salihy, 24, was arrested at Memorial Avenue in Merrylands and Mohamed Almaouie, 20, was arrested in Bankstown.
Salihy has been charged with one count of collecting or making documents likely to facilitate terrorist acts – a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment.
Moroccan national deported for ISIS propaganda
(ANSA) – Rome, December 22 – A 30-year-old Moroccan national has been deported from Italy after being flagged up by intelligence services for carrying out propaganda activities in favour of Islamic State, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Tuesday.
The man, who lived in Bologna, was expelled on Monday night. His was the 64th expulsion made for security reasons since the start of the year.
Man named Jihad arrested after telling California police he left bomb in backpack outside their station
A man named Jihad was arrested after telling California police he had a bomb in a backpack.
Cops in El Monte carried out a controlled explosion on the bag after Jihad Mufaddi Khalaf Haddadin claimed he had left a bomb outside their police station.
Tunisia Shuts Down Jihadi Wife Recruitment Cell
The Tunisian government shut down a jihadist cell that recruited females to marry terrorists in Syria.
Authorities arrested four people but did not specify when they raided the Sunni Muslim network. Those arrested reportedly recruited “young people, especially girls, to send them to conflict zones for marriage to terrorist elements there.”
Libyan terrorism suspect freed, prosecutors to appeal
(ANSA) – Palermo, December 23 – A Palermo judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to keep in custody a female Libyan researcher at a Sicilian university suspected of instigation to commit acts of terrorism.
Police earlier in the day had detained Benghazi native Khadiga Shabbi, 45, on evidence gleaned after months of surveillance that she is in contact with at least two foreign fighters – one in Belgium, the other in Britain – and has produced propaganda for al-Qaeda on the Internet. She also allegedly sent money to Turkey and tried to bring her cousin to Italy, but he died in a gun fight. Investigators say she is related to members of a terrorist group that carried out a September 11, 2012, attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, in which Islamist militants killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
“Citizen Of The Year” in Oslo: “Death to Israel”, “Long live the sharia”