Monday, April 30, 2007

Al Muhajiroun 6 charged

The six members of Al Muhajiroun arrested last week have all been charged under the Terrorism Act 2000 for raising terrorism funds. Furthermore, Izzadeen, Keeler, Haq and Khan have been charged for incitement, while Haq has also been charged with possession of articles suspected to be connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of a terrorist act. Note that the man identified as Ibrahim Abdullah Hassan is also known as Abdul Haq.

Interestingly, two more members of Al Muhajiroun were found guilty of incitement for their part in the Danish cartoons protest and are due to be sentenced any day now. They are Abdul Rahman Saleem (aka Aby Yahya) a former spokesman of Al Muhajiroun; and Umran Javed, Al Muhajiroun's leader in Birmingham. Omar Zaheer (one of the six just charged) was also charged for incitement as part of the Danish protest but charges were later dropped.

Hopefully these developments indicate that the police are now (finally) in a position to put an end to Al Muhajiroun's recruitment and incitement.