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The question of how to fight Islamic terrorism preoccupies many Arab reformists who are working to denounce Islamist thought, to encourage independent and critical thinking, and to establish values of democracy and human rights in the Muslim world. For example, in February 2005, a group of reformists submitted to the U.N. a request that it establish an international court to judge Muslim clerics who incite to violence and bloodshed. The request was examined by the U.N. legal counsel and distributed to the U.N. Security Council.(1) Continue reading ‘Fighting Terrorism: Recommendations by Arab Reformists’
Wednesday, 9 May 2007, 17:56 GMT 18:56 UK
The wife of 7 July bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan is among four people being questioned in connection with the 2005 attacks, which killed 52 people.
Officers arrested Hasina Patel, 29, her brother Arshad Patel, 30, and Khalid Khaliq, 34, in West Yorkshire; Imran Motala, 22, was held in Birmingham.
They are being held in London on suspicion of commissioning, preparing or instigating acts of terrorism.
Seven addresses in the West Midlands and West Yorkshire are being searched.
Suresh Grover, who has represented Ms Patel since 2005, said he was “shocked and outraged” at the arrests.
“Hasina and her family have co-operated with the police, intelligence services, with the coroner, they have been in regular contact with everyone,” he said.
“There is… absolutely no reason for these dramatic arrests to take place in this fashion.”
BBC home affairs correspondent Daniel Sandford said Ms Patel’s representatives insisted she had simply been trying to rebuild her life. Continue reading ‘Police quiz 7 July bomber’s widow’
Five are jailed for plotting to blow up high-profile nightclub and shopping centre
IAN MACLEOD AND SARAH KNAPTON
CanWest News Service
Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Continue reading ‘Police knew of plans for London bombings’