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Leader Of Islam4UK, Anjem Choudary Drinking Beer, Smoking Dope And Reading Porn

Posted in Crime, news, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , on 01/12/2010 by securityscene

Fundamentalist Muslim and leader of the soon to be banned Islam4UK hasn’t always been as hate filled as he is now. Currently he spouts threats to British way of life, calls out soldier’s murders and leeches from the British Government in order to run his groups.

We’ve found a few photos that show how this man used to be, before he decided that taking arms against innocent people who don’t believe in his religion was a good idea.

They pretty much speak for themselves and show what a hypocrite this man really is.

Student Anjem Choudary, a night out on the beers with soft-porn

Choudray Out and About Again With Beer And A Spliff

Hate Filled Muslim, Filling Him Self With Cider

We would welcome anyone with a good understanding of Sharia law to comment below as to what punishment Anjem Choudary, or Andy as he called himself back then, would have been likely given?

Membership Of Islam4UK & al-Muhajiroun To Become Illegal

Posted in Crime, news, Politics, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , on 01/12/2010 by securityscene

By Thursday 14th January 2010 it will be illegal to be a member of the group Islam4UK or its parent organisation, al-Muhajiroun.

Alan Johnson, the British Home Secretary, said that under new legislation it would be a criminal offence to glorify terrorism and be punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

“I have today laid an order which will proscribe al-Muhajiroun, Islam4UK, and a number of the other names the organisation goes by,” Johnson said. “It is already proscribed under two other names – al-Ghurabaa and the Saved Sect or the Saviour Sect.

Johnson said that proscription was “a tough but necessary power to tackle terrorism”, adding that it was “not a course we take lightly”.

The group, Islam4UK, has said that if their organisation is banned “another platform with a new name will arise to continue to fulfil these divine objections until the Sharia has been implemented”.

See also;
Hundreds Descend On Wootton Bassett As Hoaxer Claims Islam4UK On Their Way
Islam4UK Cancel Plans For Wootton Bassett March
Planned March At Wootton Bassett
Islamic Group Plans Wootton Bassett March

Hundreds Descend On Wootton Bassett As Hoaxer Claims Islam4UK On Their Way

Posted in Crime, news, Politics, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , on 01/11/2010 by securityscene

A number of people descended on to the town of Wootton Bassett as message boards on the Internet had information that Anjem Choudary and his Islam4UK group were on their way to stage a protest.

Members of the EDL, English Defence League, travelled across the country to be there to meet anyone that would show up in support of the Islam4UK march. Police patrolled the streets to maintain order as the estimated 200 members gathered around the town’s war memorial waving St Georges flags and chanting “Muslim bombers off our streets”.

The EDL protesters moved through the various town pubs as the Muslim march failed to materialise.

A spokesman for the Islam4UK organisation denied that they had planned to attend the march on Sunday, 11th January 2010, adding that the “rumours are not true.”

One woman who is a member of the English Defence League’s ‘Angels Division’ for woman, said;

”We heard last night that Choudary would be coming to Wootton Bassett today to march through the town.

”People said he would come here by the war memorial and start shouting about the war.

”He is claiming benefits off the state and thinks he has the right to come here and call our heroes murderers. It’s a disgrace.

”We don’t have a problem with Muslims, just with extremists. He’s got no right to be in this country.”

It is believed that the hoax may have been made by extremist Muslim groups to stir up the actions of the right wing groups opposed to the march. In doing so it makes the EDL and others who rushed to Wootton Bassett seem more extreme, a clever tactic by the people who made up the claim.

Islam4UK has since said that it has abandoned its plans to march in the sensitive area of the country, claiming that the media attention they have received has made a march unnecessary.

We are sure that this will not be the last we hear from Islam4UK and its hate filled cleric Mr Choudary and we will bring you any developments.

EDL in Wootton Bassett

Also see;

Islam4UK Cancel Plans For Wootton Bassett March
Planned March At Wootton Bassett
Islamic Group Plans Wootton Bassett March

Islam4UK Cancel Plans For Wootton Bassett March

Posted in Crime, news, Politics, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , on 01/10/2010 by securityscene

Anjem ChoudaryRadical Muslim and leader of the group Islam4UK, Anjem Choudary, has confirmed that the plans for the controversial march through Wootton Bassett has been called off.

The group announced their intentions to march over a week ago and it has caused controversy and up-roar ever since.

Wootton Bassett is the village that our brave men and women of the armed services are processed through before being laid to rest, hundreds of people pay their respects at the side of the road as those killed in action in Afghanistan are returned home.

Islam4UK, which is a soapbox for banned radical group Al-Muhajiroun, had planned to process empty coffins through the streets to represent those Muslims killed during the conflict, claiming that British soldiers were murderers and even likened them to Nazi soldiers.

The group headed by ex-lawyer, Choudary, has sent an open letter to the families of those that have been killed in Afghanistan stating that he and the group had no sympathy for them or their killed relatives.

During initial interviews Anjem Choudary had admitted that the choice of Wootton Bassett was made to inflame public outcry, cause maximum media attention and be a big statement for his relatively unknown group.

He has now said that after consultation with other members in the group and the Islamic militant leader Omar Bakri-Mohammed they have decided that the march is no longer necessary, he said the aim of highlighting the plight of Muslims in Afghanistan has been done “successfully”.

In a statement released by the Islam4UK group they said;

“We at islam4uk have decided, after consultation with others, including our Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, that no more could be achieved even if a procession were to take place in Wootton Bassett.

“And in light of this we would like to announce today that there will no longer be a procession through this market town.”

“This does not mean that we will remain silent on the atrocities being committed in Afghanistan under the guise of fighting for freedom and democracy.

“And it also does not mean that we will not continue to highlight the true cost of this war against Islam and Muslims called fighting terrorism.”

Since the group has been thrust into the media spot light, information has come to light about them and their leader Anjem Choudary.

  • The hate filled Muslim cleric is currently claiming £25740 in state handouts.
  • Choudary and his group wants to bring in Sharia law to the UK, abolishing the current man made law of the land.
  • When the group and Islam take over the UK they will turn Buckingham Palace into a Mosque.
  • Islam4UK is a mouthpiece for a group that was banned in the UK under the British Terrorism Act 2006, Al-Muhajiroun.
  • Former Lawyer, Mr Choudary has been running secret Sharia courts in the UK, he has said in the courts he has married many Muslims and advised them not to register the marriage with the UK.
  • He has said that he runs a network of Islamic courts in London, Luton, Birmingham, Derby and Leicester.
  • Choudary also runs the London School of Sharia, also in secret.

This man and his group are a menace to the UK, hopefully his attempt to grab publicity in this way will back fire, sending him the way of other hate filled clerics and causing him to be shut down for good.

Developments on this story are still unfolding and we will bring them to you as they do.

Also see;
Planned March At Wootton Bassett
Islamic Group Plans Wootton Bassett March

Suicide Bombers Video Released

Posted in Crime, news, Politics, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/09/2010 by securityscene

A suicide bomber who killed ten at a US base in Afghanistan said he was carrying out the attack in retaliation for the death of Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban leader who was killed by an unmanned US drone.

The video was released by Al Jazeera on 9th January 2010. It shows the suicide bomber, Hammam Khalil al-Balawi, 32, as he describes that his attack would target US and Jordanian intelligence agents.

Al-Balawi was a Jordanian doctor and a ‘double agent’ who was still loyal to Islamic extremists, he had been recruited by Jordanian intelligence agents and the CIA, being used by both to inform on al-Qaeda and Mujahideen activities.

“This is a message to the enemies of the Umma [nation], to the Jordanian intelligence and the CIA” al-Balawi said on in the video.

“We say that we will never forget the blood of our Emir Baitullah Mehsud, God’s mercy on him.

“To retaliate for his death in the United States and outside the United States will remain an obligation on all emigrants who were harboured by Baitullah Mehsud.”

Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, was killed by a US drone which fired a missile at his house; he was blamed for many suicide bombings and other attacks in the country.

Al-Balawi is said to have been brought over the Pakistani border to the base in eastern Afghanistan, Forward Operating Base Chapman near the city of Khost, after he told the CIA he had information for them, details on the whereabouts of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda second in command.

Details earlier came to light that in September 2009, Hammam Khalil al-Balawi had made a posting on a website run by al-Qaeda. He wrote “If [a Muslim] dies in the cause of Allah, he will grant his words glory that will be permanent marks on the path to guide to jihad, with permission from Allah.

“If love of jihad enters a man’s heart, it will not leave him even if he wants to do so. Indeed, what he sees of luxurious palaces will remind him of positions of the martyrs in the higher heaven.”

He had managed to allay the agencies fears over this statement by telling officers that his postings saying he wanted to be a martyr were all part of his cover.

The suicide bomber is said to have detonated explosives that he had attached to his body while he was standing just outside of the heavily fortified base. Ten people including the bomber were killed in the explosion, this included seven people employed or affiliated with the CIA, including the chief of the base.

Some of those killed were approaching the bomber to perform a search of his person and were standing around 50 feet from the blast site.

The attack was one of the worst against the US intelligence community and certainly the biggest loss of life to CIA staff in more than 25 years.

The Base Chapman attacks and the video just released show that a threat from the inside is a real problem; it also shows strong links between the Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaeda. The Times newspaper had reported that the bombing has also heightened tensions between the US and Pakistan, because it showed that they had not acted strongly enough in stopping the Haqqani network. The Haqqani network run by Jalaluddin Haqqani and his son, Sirajuddin Haqqani, were part of the targets of the drone attack that al-Balawi said he was acting in retaliation of.

Members of the Haqqani Network have cooperated with Pakistani Taliban, a former commander of the group said, “At times they send suicide attackers to our area, and we give them shelter and find targets for them”. The network has carried out many attacks in the area of the CIA base.

It is thought that the suicide bomber al-Balawi was working within the Haqqani Network and that they instructed him to proceed with the bombing.

US And British Embassies In Yemen Remain Closed

Posted in Crime, news, Politics, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/04/2010 by securityscene

For the second day the US and British Embassies in Sana, the Yemen capital, remain closed.

The closure is said to be due to a continuing threat from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist organisation linked to the attempted bombing of a US flight in Detroit on Christmas Day.

Warnings of imminent attacks had been picked up three weeks ago by American military and intelligence personnel. Information led them to believe that 4 suicide bombers had travelled to the Sana area to make an attack against Western targets, most likely US and British Embassies. Officials have said that tactical military strikes have since thwarted those attacks.

The joint US and Yemeni military strikes are said to have killed three of the would-be suicide bombers and the fourth was captured alive by Yemeni special operations forces, with his suicide vest still intact.

Over the weekend the Transportation Security Administration issued new regulations, passengers from 14 nations are to be subjected to “full-body pat-down and physical inspection of property” before they are able to board any aircraft destined for the United States. Those countries include Pakistan, Nigeria and Yemen, and the four nations still listed as state sponsors of terrorism: Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.

President Obama’s counterterrorism Chief, John O. Brennan said “Al Qaeda has several hundred members, in fact, in Yemen, and they’ve grown in strength,”.

It is still unclear when the Embassies will re-open.

UK & US Embassies In Yemen Closed Over Terrorist Threat

Posted in Crime, news, Politics, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 01/03/2010 by securityscene

Anti-Terrorism Unit In YemenThe US embassy has been closed over ongoing threats from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

The embassy in Sana, Yemen has issued a statement “The US embassy in Sana’a is closed… in response to ongoing threats by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to attack American interests in Yemen,”.  Yemeni staff at the embassy have been told to stay at home.

United States and British officials have said that they are going to be working closely with the Yemeni Government to help expand military and intelligence co-operation between the countries, in the hope to increase pressure on al Qaeda in the region.

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has also announced that he has called for a summit of World leaders in London to discuss the problems in the Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, suffering from Civil War and Muslim radicals.

Downing Street has also committed, alongside the US, to funding a counter-terrorism police unit in Yemen to help a government and police force that is currently overstretched and unable to successfully combat terrorism.

Terrorist problems within Yemen have been known to security services for some time. The Christmas Day attempted bombing of a US flight from Amsterdam, arranged by al-Qaeda bosses in the Yemen area and carried out by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23, highlights the need for further commitment and action from the UK and the United States.

UPDATE

Shortly after the United States confrimed that it had closed it’s embassy in Yemen over terrorist threats, the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office has also said that it’s embassy in the capital Sanaa has also been closed “for security reasons”.

Last week a group in the region, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, urging Muslims to help in “killing every crusader who works at their embassies or other places”.

It has not been made clear when either of the countries embassies in the lawless country of Yemen will re-open.
Yemen and terror events

Obama Publicly Links Airline Bomber With al-Qaeda

Posted in Crime, news, Politics, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/02/2010 by securityscene

United States President Barack Obama has today for the first time publically linked the 23 year old Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, with the International terrorist network al-Qaeda.

During his weekly radio and internet address to the people, he said that, the would-be suicide bomber was trained and equipped for his failed mission by an al-Qaeda affiliate while in Yemen.

“The investigation into the Christmas Day incident continues, and we’re learning more about the suspect.

“We know that he travelled to Yemen, a country grappling with crushing poverty and deadly insurgencies.

“It appears that he joined an affiliate of al-Qaeda, and that this group, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for America.” The President said.

He also said that there had been “human and systemic failures”, these failures had allowed the Nigerian to board the flight from Amsterdam to Detroit despite being on a terror watchlist.

Obama has also called a meeting with American Intelligence Chiefs for next week, this to discuss options and strategies to stop further attacks and airline bombings.

The terror suspect was able to pass through security checks at Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport whilst having explosives attached to his thigh and underpants.

Passengers and crew were able to subdue Abdulmutallab as he tried to detonate the mixture of powder and liquid while the plane was landing.

While the mixture failed to detonate he was left with third degree burns as it and the immediate area of the plane caught fire.

See Also;
Airport Body Scanner To Be Installed At Schiphol Airport
Umar Farouk Adbul Mutallab – Airline Bombing Attempt
Umar Abdulmutallab

Artist Attacked Over Mohammed Cartoon

Posted in Crime, news, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , on 01/02/2010 by securityscene

Kurt WestergaardA Somalian man has been shot and arrested in Denmark after he attempted to break into the house of 74 year old Kurt Westergaard.

The man was seeking revenge for the creation of a cartoon made by the householder back in 2005. The cartoonist created an image of the Prophet Mohammed carrying a bomb under his turban, linking Mohammed to violence and terrorism. All depictions of the prophet are generally forbidden under Islamic law.

The original cartoon was published by a Danish newspaper back in 2005 and this sparked violence and threats of violence and death against the newspaper and Mr Westergaard.

The 27 year old suspect arrived at the house carrying an axe and a knife. The cartoonist was able to alert police to the attack and seek safety in the safe room of his house.

Police arrived at the house within minutes of the alarm being raised, the un-named suspect then wielded an axe at a police officer. He was then shot by an officer in the knee and was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment.

The artist said that the man had been shouting “blood” and “revenge” during the incident.

Intelligence officials from Denmark have said that the suspect is connected to the terrorist group al-Shabaab and ally of al-Qaeda in East Africa.

Many people have made attempts on Kurt Westergaard’s life, three arrests were made back in February 2008, at that time he issued a statement, saying “Of course I fear for my life after the Danish Security and Intelligence Service informed me of the concrete plans of certain people to kill me. However, I have turned fear into anger and indignation. It has made me angry that a perfectly normal everyday activity which I used to do by the thousand was abused to set off such madness.

The as of yet un-named attacker will appear in a Danish court charged with the attempted murder of Kurt Westergaard.

UPDATE
See – Cartoonist ‘Attacker’ Appears In Danish Court

Umar Farouk Adbul Mutallab – Airline Bombing Attempt

Posted in Crime, news, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/02/2010 by securityscene

Umar MutallabOn Christmas day 2009, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab attempted to blow up a transatlantic flight from Amsterdam to Detroit in the United States of America.

The 23 year old had earlier taken a flight from Nigeria to Amsterdam where he then boarded Northwest Airlines Flight 253 to Detroit, Michigan.

Umar Mutallab was seen to spend about 20 minutes in the aircrafts bathroom as the plane approached Detroit, he told passengers and crew that he was having stomach problems and he covered himself with a blanket.

As the plane was beginning its decent those nearby heard popping noises and smelled a foul odour, others noticed that Mutallab’s trouser leg and the wall of the aircraft were on fire, he confirmed to concerned crew members that he had an “explosive device” in his pocket.

Brave crew and passengers tackled the man and managed to subdue him while fire extinguishers were used to douse the flames. The aircraft made a safe landing at its destination airport.

Mutallab was promptly arrested and removed by US Authorities; he was taken to hospital where he was treated for severe burns. Reports have stated that while under custody, Umar Mutallab told authorities that he had been instructed by al Qaeda, he obtained the device in Yemen, along with instructions from al Qaeda on how to use it. This claim has since been backed up by an al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen claiming responsibility for the attack.

Umar had managed to smuggle in the explosive device by stitching it into the inside of his underpants, a syringe was also brought onto the aircraft and was used to add another ingredient to the explosive mixture.

The mixture created a lethal amount of the explosive PETN (Pentaerythritol Explosive), an effective but fairly unstable explosive that can be made with some simple ingredients and little knowledge.

Shortly after the incident it was shown that the terrorist suspect had recently been a student at University College London, having completed a degree in Engineering. This connection with the United Kingdom started an investigation by British Counter Terrorism agencies including the raiding of an apartment where the accused was said to have lived as a student. Information is now appearing to show that he was radicalised during his time in the UK.

The US Government has also confirmed that the name Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab had been brought to their attention. The young man’s own father, a millionaire Nigerian banker described by The Times as “one of the richest men in Africa”, had gone to the US Embassy in Nigeria to advice them of his sons growing radical opinions, he name was put onto a watch list, but not added to the no fly list that would have stopped him boarding the plane to the US.

The aftermath of the attack caused airports Worldwide to increase security, especially on flights to the United States.  In an attempt to further combat the threat from attacks on aircraft airports and other travel terminus across the world are installing full body scanners, effectively subjecting all passengers to a virtual strip search without being as intrusive as the real thing – see our article about full body scanners.

Umar is currently being held in the Federal Correctional Institution Milan, in Milan, Michigan. He has been charged with bringing a destructive device onto, and attempting to destroy a US civil aircraft.

Much information is becoming available about this case on a daily basis; we will bring you more details as they become available.

Bomb Sewn Into Underpants