Monday, October 23, 2006

Terror Suspect Excused from Court for Ramadan

Following the reports that Greater Manchester Police told officers not to arrest Muslims during Ramadan (a move praised by Muslim groups despite BBC claims) it is being reported that a Muslim terror suspect was excused from coming to court because he wanted to celebrate the end of Ramadan with his Islamic friends in prison.

Mohammed Atif Siddique is facing 5 charges of terrorism ranging from encouraging terrorism online to actively planning terrorist acts.

Paul McBride, QC, defending, told the court: "Mr Siddique is not in court.. He is in custody and there is a religious ceremony he wished to observe."