BBC News: Islamic extremist group in Cardiff tried to radicalise young Muslim. ‘A group of Islamic extremists in Cardiff has been involved in trying to radicalise a young Muslim, a BBC Wales investigation has revealed. For months, an undercover reporter for the Week In Week Out programme has been meeting with a member of a group called Supporters of Tawheed. A man called Rofi attempted to radicalise the undercover reporter by directing him to extremist websites and videos that preach hate’.
The Guardian: Abu Hamza denies trying to set up terrorist training camp in US. ‘Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical Islamist cleric extradited to the US from Britain, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he conspired with American citizens to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon. Abu Hamza entered the plea shortly before US district judge Katherine Forrest set an August 2013 trial date. Abu Hamza is also accused of helping to abduct 16 hostages, two of them American tourists, in Yemen in 1998’.
Morning Star: Anti-fascists prepare to fight far-right candidates. ‘Anti-fascist campaigners are gearing up to take on far-right candidates in elections for leadership of local police forces. The main threat is expected to come from the British Freedom Party (BFP) – a neofascist party linked to the English Defence League. Their candidate for police commissioner in Bedfordshire is English Defence League deputy leader Kevin Carroll’.
BBC News: Abu Qatada begins Jordan deportation appeal. ‘Abu Qatada is launching what could be his last appeal against deportation to Jordan, where he faces terror charges. The home secretary says he is a threat to national security but he has never been charged with an offence in the UK. The radical cleric has been fighting extradition for seven years’.
Analysis: The Telegraph: Willard Foxton: Neo-Nazis and al-Qaeda move deeper into cyberspace. ‘Within the UK, many online forums, while not overtly terrorist, are hotbeds of radicalisation. Forums like UptheRA and Republican.ie (which calls for a “32 county democratic socialist republic”) host discussions on Republican “activism”. After a bombing or a shooting, there will always be posters justifying the violence; contacts in Irish Intelligence tell me that groups like the Continuity IRA use these forums to get their message out. There are equivalents for Muslim extremists and White Power fanatics in the UK’.