Mohamed Abrini admits to being 'man in the hat' at Brussels airport

The 31-year-old, also thought to have been involved in Paris attacks, made confession following arrest on Friday

Mohamed Abrini

Mohamed Abrini was held in raids in connection with Paris and Brussels attacks. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

and agencies in Brussels

After nearly three weeks of frantic searching, Belgian authorities have announced they have finally arrested and identified the elusive “man in the hat” spotted alongside two suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Brussels airport on 22 March.

Bosnia becomes home to radical Islamists


Bosnia has reportedly become a hub for radical Islamists. They recruit fighters, promote jihad and preach a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam — just across the border from the European Union, according to a report published by Germany’s Spiegel online.

As many as 300 Islamist radicals have left Bosnia-Herzegovina to join Islamic State or al-Qaeda in Syria or Iraq. Two of the most wanted terrorists in the world are among them: Bajro Ikanovic, for many years the commander of the largest IS training camp in northern Syria; and Nusret Imamovic, a leading member of the Nusra Front in Syria, a group tied to al-Qaeda.

Black market supply and demand: The flow of illegal weapons from the Western Balkans to Islamist militants in Western Europe

Adrian Shtuni - IHS Jane's Terrorism & Insurgency Monitor

  • According to European counter-terrorism authorities, some of the weapons and ammunitions used by Islamist militants in terrorist attacks in Western Europe since 2010 originated from the Western Balkans, particularly from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • The routes used to smuggle the weapons from the Western Balkans are similar to those established and operated by organised crime syndicates for drugs and people trafficking, and smuggling migrants.

  • Although Western European Islamist militants will continue to procure firearms through traditional contacts with organised crime elements, the emergence of dedicated weapons-smuggling channels run by Balkan militants for ideological, rather than financial, motives remain possible.

Taliban Splinter Group in Pakistan Targets Christians in Easter Suicide Bombing

Explosive detonated near children's rides at park.By Our Pakistan Correspondent

LAHORE, Pakistan, March 28, 2016 (Morning Star News) – A deadly suicide bombing in a public park here marred Easter celebrations in Pakistan on Sunday evening (March 27), as an Islamic extremist group targeted Christians.

At least 70 people have been reported dead, most of them women and children, while more than 350 others were seriously injured and are being treated at hospitals. The condition of at least 138 of the injured was said to be critical.

Scores killed in suicide blast aimed at Christians in Lahore children's park

Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat ul-Ahrar says Christians were target of bomb killing 69 and injuring 280 in park thronged with families

Woman carries injured child

A woman carries a child injured in the explosion to hospital. The majority of those killed and injured were women and children. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty

and agencies in Lahore

Sunday 27 March 2016 20.36 BST

At least 69 people have been killed and more than 280 injured, most of them women and children, in an apparent suicide bombing directed at local Christians at a park in Lahore.

The explosion took place in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal park in the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province, a few metres away from children’s swings. Deeba Shahnaz, a spokesman for the Lahore rescue administration, gave a figure of 300 injured.


Sky News

Airport Bombers Were Brothers - named as Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui


The airport bombers have been named as Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui

The suicide bombers who carried out a deadly attack on Brussels airport were brothers and known to police, according to reports.

Islamic State files leak: The 'good British Christian' who turned to jihad

The full story of Fasil Towalde's short life can be told for the first time after his Isil recruitment forms and those of thousands of other fighters were leaked

Abu Abdullah al-Habashi

Abu Abdullah al-Habashi 

By , and Camilla Turner

A British jihadist killed while fighting for Isil in Syria was a "good Christian boy" who fell in with a gang and turned to radical Islam inside a UK prison, his mother has said.

The full story of Fasil Towalde's short life can be told for the first time after his Isil recruitment forms and those of thousands of other fighters were leaked.


When Muslim leaders in the UK make it clear that they want to see the persecution of Christians in Pakistan, what do they intend for the Christians and other non-Muslims in the UK? It's a very good question that we all ought to think about.

Asia Bibi is a defenseless Pakistani Christian woman who was maliciously accused of “blasphemy” by her Muslim neighbors. They did this to settle a score after she committed the other “crime,” as a non-Muslim, of drinking water from the same cup as them. Asia was sentenced by Pakistan’s courts to death by hanging in 2010. She languishes in jail awaiting execution until this day. So far, so obscene.

Man who sexually assaulted 15-year-old girl at train station blames ‘cultural differences’

Man who sexually assaulted 15-year-old girl blames 'cultural differences'

A man who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at a train station says it was a misunderstanding due to ‘cultural differences’, a court has heard.

Somalian-born Ali Abdullahi, 34, committed two sex attacks against two females and approached a third woman while catching the train from Torquay to Bristol in December 2013.

Concern Over Islamist Schools In Austria As Kindergarten Teacher Convicted For Supporting ISIS

Islamist Schools In Austria



A teen who tried to join the Islamic State and was convicted for supporting terrorism worked as a helper in an Islamic kindergarten.

An 18 year old Chechen born girl living in Austria was sentenced to a total of six months in prison out of a potential three year sentence for supporting a terrorist organization. The girl intended to marry an Islamic State fighter and move to Syria to be with him accordingto Kronen Zeitung.

Trojan Horse scandal: Teachers banned indefinitely

Teachers get indefinite classroom bans for pupils “fed a diet of Islam” in state-run schools

Birmingham & Black Country

Park View school

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caption Akeel Ahmed and Inamulhaq Anwar worked at Park View Academy in Alum Rock

Two teachers who worked at the school at the centre of the "Trojan Horse" scandal have been banned from the classroom for life.

Inamulhaq Anwar, 34, and Akeel Ahmed, 41, had denied stepping up religious influence in education at Park View Academy in Alum Rock, Birmingham.

A professional standards panel handed the men interim teaching bans in 2015.

Exposing the role that Islamic jihad theology and ideology play in the modern global conflicts

Islamic studies teacher accused of helping two Muslims join the Islamic State

The British authorities from David Cameron on down should ponder the implications of the fact that an Islamic studies teacher may have helped two Muslims join the Islamic State — you know, that thing that they all insist has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.

Ayman Shaukat

“Islamic studies teacher accused of helping two extremists flee to Syria ‘is a prankster who once locked friend in McDonald’s toilet,'” by Winnie Agbonlahor, Mailonline, February 15, 2016:

An Islamic studies teacher accused of helping two extremists flee to Syria is a prankster who once locked a friend in a McDonald’s toilet, a court heard.

Trio face jail for helping teen jihadi join ria fighters

Three young men are facing jail for helping a teenage jihadi follow in his big brother's footsteps and join fighters in Syria.

Three young men were found guilty at the Old Bailey

Three young men were found guilty at the Old Bailey

Kristen Brekke, Adeel Ulhaq and Forhad Rahman were found guilty at the Old Bailey of playing their part in the plan to get Aseel Muthana to the war-torn country.

Muthana was just 17 when he left home in Cardiff on February 21 2014 to join the ranks of Islamic State (IS) and has not returned.

Somali Migrant to UK Gets Nine Years for Joining Islamic Terror Group Al-Shabaab




A U.S. judge sentenced 26-year-old Madhi Hashi — a one time Somali migrant to the United Kingdom — to nine years on Friday for joining Islamic terrorist organization al-Shabaab in Somalia.

Between December 2009 and August 2012 Hashi was a member of al-Shabaab, supporting the group’s “violent extremist agenda” according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Australian teenager wanted to fill kangaroo with explosives in Anzac Day terror plot

Sevdet Besim, 19, discussed plans online with British teenager, saying he would "love to take out some cops. I was gonna meet with them then take some heads"

Sevdet Besim
Sevdet Besim Photo: 9 News

By Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney

An Australian terror suspect and a British teenager allegedly planned to pack a kangaroo with explosives, paint it with a symbol of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and set it loose on police.

Sevdet Besim, 19, was one of five people arrested last April as part of an alleged terror plot during Anzac Day commemorations for fallen Australian and New Zealand soldiers.

Wives With Benefits: Immigrants With More Than One Spouse Win EXTRA Payments Under New looming Reforms



Immigrants with many wives stand to make substantial financial gains under looming changes to Britain’s welfare system.

Polygamous marriages, which form a common thread in Islam, are recognised in Britain but only if they take place in countries where they are legal. Now a House of Commons library paper, published earlier this month, has highlighted a loophole that will allow additional wives coming to the UK to claim a full single person’s allowance while the husband and his first wife still receive their respective benefits.

REPORT: Locals Fled Pool After Migrants Masturbated Into Jacuzzi, Defecated Into Kid’s Pool, Invaded Girls Changing Rooms

A German swimming bath has banned migrants from entering the premises after a group of men went on an obscene rampage, laughing in the faces of pool staff when challenged about their grotesque behaviour.

David Cameron: More Muslim women should 'learn English' to help tackle extremism

The Prime Minister is expected to call on more Muslim mothers to learn English and help to prevent their sons from turning to extremism

Muslim women talking on Whitechapel Road
Sikh and Hindu leaders complained the BBC made a disproportionate number of programmes about Islam at the expense of other faiths Photo: John Taylor
By , Political Correspondent

More Muslim women should “learn English " in the hope that they will turn into more powerful moderating forces, David Cameron will say on Monday.

The Prime Minister is expected to call on more Muslim mothers to learn this country's language to enable them to play a bigger role in society and help to prevent their sons from turning to extremism.

Swiss Muslim-convert mother is stopped at Turkish border trying to take her four-year-old boy to Syria to join ISIS after she was brainwashed by jihadists online 

  • Franziska Mirella, 29, accused of trying to take her son to join ISIS in Syria

  • She was stopped with four-year-old Adam on the Turkish border

  • Mirella's Egyptian husband raised the alarm after growing concerned 

  • Husband has been given custody of their son and is now back in Egypt 


A Swiss Muslim-convert has been arrested at the Turkish border on suspicion of intending to take her four-year-old son to Syria after being radicalised online by ISIS.

Franziska Mirella, 29, has been sent back to Switzerland where she could face trial for supporting a banned terror organisation.

Her Egyptian husband, Mahmoud, has been awarded custody of their four-year-old son Adam.

Franziska Mirella, 29, has been sent back to Switzerland where she could face trial for supporting a banned terror organisation

New Jihadi John suspect 'skipped bail over terror offences' and declared Isil support on the BBC

32-year-old former bouncy castle salesman from east London able to travel to Syria with his wife and four children under the noses of the security services, despite being on bail for alleged terrorism offences

By Martin Evans, Crime Correspondent

The key suspect in the hunt for the new ‘Jihadi John’ was able to travel to Syria with his wife and four children under the noses of the security services, despite being on bail for alleged terrorism offences, it has emerged.

The family of British Muslim convert, Siddhartha Dhar, last night admitted that the killer seen shooting a prisoner in the head in the latest Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) video, could be the 32-year-old former bouncy castle salesman from east London.

Siddhartha Dhar's family have identified him as the Isil killer

Both his mother and sister said they had watched the video, released by Isil on Sunday, and noticed similarities between the voice of the masked Jihadi and Dhar.

Dhar, who is also known as Abu Rumasayah, was arrested in September 2014 alongside the preacher Anjem Choudary on suspicion of belonging to the banned group Al-Muhajiroun.

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