Former council worker who was arrested after passenger jet was escorted by fighter jets was convicted over terror videos

Khalid Baqa – just another run of the mill devout Muslim terrorist.

A former council worker convicted over terrorism charges was on board a passenger jet when fighter planes were scrambled to ground the aircraft, a court heard today.

Father-of-six Khalid Baqa, 52, was arrested when the plane was made to land at Stansted Airport instead of Heathrow because of an unrelated security alert on February 7.

The former Hackney council employee was jailed for two years in 2013 after he was caught watching terrorist propaganda at his desk in the benefits office.