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French – Muslim terror cell members sentenced over Jewish grocery bombing

A French court on Thursday sentenced members of a jihadist network once considered among the country’s most dangerous to between one and 28 years in prison for a terror attack on a Jewish grocery store in 2012.

The “Cannes-Torcy cell”, named after the towns where its Muslim members were based, was accused of having planned several other terror attacks as well as seeking to join jihadist ranks in Syria before the network was dismantled in 2012.

Eighteen terrorists were found guilty and two were acquitted.

Analysts say the Cannes-Torcy network signalled a historic shift in France’s struggle against terrorism, to battling mass attacks by Islamic radicals inspired, or even guided, by foreigners.

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During the hearing at a special anti-terror tribunal in Paris, the cell was described as “the missing link” between the self-proclaimed Al-Qaeda terrorist Mohamed Merah — who murdered three Jewish children and a teacher in a terror attack at their school in the southwestern city of Toulouse in 2012 — and the network that hit the Bataclan concert hall in 2015, murdering 130 people.

The prosecution demanded “exemplary punishments” for the cell, headed by Jeremie Louis-Sidney and described as a violent leader with a “boiling” hatred for Jews.

Police arrested two members of the network while investigating the grenade attack on a Jewish grocery in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles in September 2012.

Two masked terrorists threw a grenade into the shop, injuring four persons, but the fact that it rolled under a trolley prevented more casualties.

In the absence of Louis-Sydney, who was killed when police tried to arrest him in the eastern city of Strasbourg, the longest sentence was given to Jeremy Bailly, found guilty of throwing the grenade.

Kevin Phan, the group’s driver during the attack, was sentenced to 18 years in jail.

Sentences of 14 to 20 years’ imprisonment were given to gang members who had travelled to Syria, including Ibrahim Boudina, who spent sixteen months in Syria and was accused of “returning to commit an attack” on the Cote d’Azur.

Lawyers said the court had noted the diverse profiles of the twenty Muslims and converted Muslims, some of whom were from well-to-do families, and came from Algeria, Laos and France.

Terror in London: 3 Muslim terrorists eliminated after murdering 6 on London Bridge

 Three  Muslim terrorists wearing stab-proof vests drove a van int pedestrians at 50mph on London Bridge before attacking people with hunting knives.

Six people have been murdered and at least 30 have been left wounded following the 10:08pm terror attack. Staff at a packed pub locked the doors as the gang tried to smash their way in. One man was stabbed five times.

Assistant Commissioner of Met Police Mark Rowley confirmed that all three of the depraved Muslim terrorists were shot and eliminated within eight minutes of the first call to emergency services.

A picture taken outside the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market shows two of the terrorists lying dead – after being gunned down by cops.

Four explosions – confirmed by police by controlled blasts – were heard outside The Sun offices in London Bridge between 1:23am and 1:49am.

Witness Erick Siguenza told BBC News that one of the Muslim terrorists screamed “This is for Allah” as he went on his stabbing rampage.

The terrorists had metal canisters strapped to their chests which police chief Rowley confirmed were fake suicide vests.

Rowley confirmed that one officer was stabbed and seriously wounded by the terrorists but his injuries are not life threatening.

It has since been confirmed that the British Transport police officer was stabbed in the face.

Met police have confirmed that the attacks in London Bridge and Borough Market were “terror incidents.”

The NHS has confirmed that at least 20 people have been taken to hospital after suffering injuries.

Alex Shellum, a witness at Mudlark pub under London Bridge, described a horrifying attack in which a woman had her throat slit.

He said: “At around 10pm an injured woman came into the pub seeking assistance.

“She was bleeding heavily from the neck – it appeared that her throat had been cut.

“People sought to stem the bleeding and the pub was closed.

A bomb squad and a police helicopter arrived on the scene shortly after the attack.

The walking wounded were being taken by bus to Liverpool Street station.

A cab driver told The Sun that he was stuck at traffic lights when he saw a transit van smash into London Bridge.

He heard gunshots and said a police officer was hurt.

 

 

Norway demands PA to return money for women’s center named after female terrorist

Norway on Friday condemned the Palestinian Authority’s naming of a woman’s center in Shechem after a female terrorist who took part in the 1978 Coastal Road massacre terror attack, that killed 37 people. Oslo also asked the PA to repay money it provided for the center.

The move came just three days after US President Donald Trump, standing alongside PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, said that peace “can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded or rewarded.”

Norway’s Foreign Minister Borge Brende issued a sharp statement noting that the center, named after Dalal Mughrabi, received funding from Norway via the Palestinian Election Commission and UN Women to promote participation of women in elections. The center is in Burka, northwest of Shechem.

“‘The glorification of terrorist attacks is completely unacceptable, and I deplore this decision in the strongest possible terms. Norway will not allow itself to be associated with institutions that take the names of terrorists in this way. We will not accept the use of Norwegian aid funding for such purposes,” he said.

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According to Brende, Norway asked that its logo be immediately removed from the building, and that “funding that has been allocated to the center be repaid.”

“We will not enter into any new agreements with either the Palestinian Election Commission or UN Women in Palestinian areas until satisfactory procedures are in place to ensure that nothing of this nature happens again,” he said.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon praised the Norwegian move as the “right step.”

“A strong position against the glorification of terrorists is an integral part of international efforts to stamp out terrorism. We recommend that the international community investigate very well where the money it invests in the Palestinian Authority is going, and expect that all the partners in this project act as Norway did.”

Manchester Muslim ISIS terrorist returned from Libya, received terror training in Syria

Revealed: How Muslim ISIS bomber Salman Abedi returned from Libya days before concert attack, received secret terror training in Syria and was seen as ‘face of hate’ among his Manchester neighbours.

British-born Abedi had spent time in a conflict zone – possibly Syria – before slaughtering 22 in a suicide bomb atrocity at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

A friend of Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent, said the terrorist had returned from a three-week trip to Libya – also an ISIS hotbed – just days ago. He is understood to have made regular journeys to the North African country in recent years.

It was also claimed last night that he had travelled by train from London to Manchester on Monday in advance of the terror attack. This has raised suspicions that he may have met co-conspirators or been supplied with his explosive device by an as-yet-unidentified bombmaker.

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French interior minister Gerard Collomb said this morning Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and had ‘proven’ links with ISIS.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the 22-year-old was known to intelligence services ‘up to a point’ and that it ‘seems likely’ he was not acting alone.

Rudd added: ‘It seems likely, possible, that he wasn’t doing this on his own so the intelligence services and the police are pursuing their leads in order to make sure they get all the information … that they need to keep us safe.

This morning French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb suggested British investigators had told their Paris counterparts that Abedi had probably travelled to Syria.

‘Today we only know what British investigators have told us – someone of British nationality, of Libyan origin, who suddenly after a trip to Libya, then probably to Syria, becomes radicalized and decides to carry out this attack,’ Collomb told BFMTV.

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Pressed on how he knew Abedi had been in Syria, Collomb said this was the information that French and British intelligence services had.

Asked if he believed Abedi had the support of a network, Collomb said: ‘That is not known yet, but perhaps. In any case, (he had) links with Daesh (ISIS) that are proven.’

Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday that troops will be deployed onto Britain’s streets amid fears of a further terror attack.

She raised the terrorism threat level to ‘critical’ – the highest possible rating – on amid fears another atrocity is ‘imminent’.

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Abedi, who was born in Manchester after his religious Muslim parents fled Libya to escape the Gaddafi regime, had returned to Libya in the past week, a school friend told The Times.

The friend said: ‘He went to Libya three weeks ago and came back recently, like days ago.’

According to the Sun, sources fear Abedi took advantage of the war in Libya to travel across the Mediterranean to Syria – without the knowledge of British officials.

Abedi was known to the security services before he walked into the arena on Monday night and detonated a bomb packed with nails, nuts and bolts, killing 22 people including children as young as eight. He is also being probed over alleged ties to an ‘ISIS recruiter’ in Manchester.

Yesterday, police carried out a controlled explosion at his home in the Fallowfield area of south Manchester following a dramatic raid by dozens of officers on the red-brick semi.

Chemical experts were seen outside with specialist instruments amid fears that he could have obtained radioactive material.

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According to the Mirror, Abedi was friends with Raphael Hostey, also known as Abu Qaqa al-Britani, who served as an ISIS recruiter until he was killed in 2016 in Syria by a drone strike.

They were said to be family friends and it is feared Hostey may have helped radicalize Abedi.

The imam of Didsbury Mosque, Mohammed Saeed revealed Salman stopped going to the mosque in 2015 as he objected to anti- ISIS comments.

He said: ‘Salman used to come to the mosque occasionally, he wasn’t particularly friendly towards me because he didn’t like my anti-ISIS sermons.

‘He didn’t like what I was saying and showed me the face of hate. He came to the mosque less and less after that.’

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Police yesterday recovered CCTV of Abedi striding into the Manchester Arena with what officers believe was a home-made bomb

Amid a series of other revelations, it was claimed that his father – an airport security officer – had left the UK to fight in Libya.

Sources also said his mother had raised concerns about her son’s radical views before she herself left for Libya.

Within hours of the attack carried out by Abedi, police arrested his brother Ismail, 23, outside a Morrison’s in Chorlton, Manchester and last night they were quizzing him on suspicion of involvement in the bombing.

19 murdered 59 injured after a Muslim suicide bomber targeted children leaving a concert at Manchester Arena

At least 19 people are dead and 59 more injured after a Muslim suicide bomber targeted children leaving a packed pop concert at Manchester Arena last night in Britain’s worst terror attack since 7/7.

Witnesses told of nuts and bolts tearing into young gig-goers when the blast was detonated in the foyer area between the arena and the next-door Victoria station just after the Ariana Grande performance ended.

One image captured bodies of the dead and injured lying in an area between the arena and the next-door Victoria station, which had been packed with people leaving the venue as the gig wound down.

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As the explosion tore through the lobby, terrified youngsters stampeded for the sold-out 21,000-seater stadium’s exits in horrifying scenes caught on mobile phone cameras. Witnesses described the carnage as being ‘like a war zone’.

Armed police, the bomb squad and scores of emergency vehicles descended on the venue in the aftermath of the explosion, which took place at 10:35pm last night.

Shortly after 1.30am, a controlled explosion was carried out in the Cathedral Gardens near Manchester Arena, but police later confirmed the suspicious package had been an item of clothing.

Officials in the US said their UK counterparts had identified a possible male suicide bomber as being responsible for the atrocity. In a 3am press conference, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirmed his force were treating it as a terror attack.

An hour later, US star Grande, who escaped unharmed, tweeted she was ‘broken’.

‘From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words,’ she added. Her manager Scooter Braun said: ‘We mourn for the children.’

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Witness Abby Mullen from Airdrie, who was at the event, described the carnage.

‘As we were leaving a bomb or explosion went off centimetres in front of me,’ she said. ‘People’s skin and faeces where everywhere including in my hair and on my bag.

‘I’m still finding bits of God knows what in my hair. You never ever expect these things to happen to you but this proves it can happen to anybody.

‘That sound, the blood and those who were running around clueless with body parts and bits of skin missing will not be leaving my mind any time soon or the minds of those involved.’

Prior to the incident yesterday evening, an unverified Twitter account posted cryptic Tweets showing the ISIS black flag alongside the hashtags #IslamicState and #Manchesterarena. It was unclear early today what if any significance these Tweets carried.

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But the Tweeter also said: ‘You forget our threat? This is the just terror’. His account was deleted shortly afterwards.

Outside the arena, shocked concert-goers struggled to find ways home as the adjoining Victoria station was closed.

Chris Parker, 33, told how like many others he was heading towards the box office when he heard the explosion.

He told The Sun: ‘There was nuts and bolts flying everywhere, and also human flesh. It was just one bang and a white flash.

‘I treated a woman called Pauline. I’ve got blood on my hands. It was like a war zone inside where the box office is.’

Gary Walker told the Daily Star: ‘The nuts must have been packed in the device that’s exploded – there’s nowhere else they could’ve come from.’

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Hospital computers across England shut down by cyberattack, hackers demanding ransom

Hospitals across England have reportedly been hit by a large-scale cyberattack. Some are having to divert emergency patients, with doctors reporting messages demanding money.

The Guardian says National Health Service (NHS) hospitals across the country appear to have been simultaneously hit by a bug in their IT systems. Doctors have been posting on Twitter about what has been happening.

In Spain, Telefonica — one of the country’s biggest telecommunications companies — has fallen victim, and its IT staff is desperately telling employees to shut down computers and VPN connections in order to limit the ransomware’s reach.

A screengrab of an instant message conversation circulated by one doctor says: “So our hospital is down … We got a message saying your computers are now under their control and pay a certain amount of money. And now everything is gone.”

A second doctor tweeted: “Massive NHS hack cyber attack today. Hospital in shut down. Thanks for delaying emergency patient care & endangering lives. Assholes.”

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, one of those affected, said in a statement: “Today, the trust has experienced a major IT problem, believed to be caused by a cyber attack.

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According to reports, affected hospitals include those run by East and North Hertfordshire NHS trust, Barts Health in London, Essex Partnership university NHS trusts, the university hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS foundation trust, Southport and Ormskirk hospital NHS trust and Blackpool teaching hospital NHS foundation trust.

Services affected are thought to include picture archiving communication systems for x-ray images, pathology test results, phone and bleep systems and patient administration systems, the Telegraph reports.

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“At approximately 12:30pm we experienced a problem with our email servers crashing. Following this a lot of our clinical systems and patient systems were reported to have gone down,” an NHS IT worker said in a message to a Guardian reporter.

“A bitcoin pop-up message had been introduced onto the network asking users to pay $300 to be able to access their PCs. You cannot get past this screen.

“This followed with an internal major incident being declared and advised all staff to shut down all PCs in the trust and await further instructions.”

There are reports of messages on computers saying: “Oops. Your files have been encrypted,” and demands for bitcoin to be paid, according to Sky News.

The hack appears to be an example of ransomware, where malicious hackers break into computers and only allow their owners back in when they pay enough money.

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The attackers are allegedly demanding $300-worth of the digital currency bitcoin, which equates to around £415,000, otherwise the files will be deleted. It gives a deadline of May 19 to pay.

A screenshot obtained by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) purported to show the pop-up that appeared on at least one of the computers affected.

It said: “Your important files are encrypted. Maybe you are busy looking for a way to recover your files, but do not waste your time.

“Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service.”

This week on Telegram, pro-ISIS hackers Caliphate Cyber Terrorism Army published pictures and said it will attack your computers at home. May be related to today’s attack in Spain and UK.

Muslim teacher-terrorist arrested plotting a terror attack in London

A 21-year-old teacher arrested by anti-terror police in London plotting to attack a police officer.

Yesterday it emerged that Mohamed Amoudi was investigated for attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIS, and was held by police in 2015.

Amoudi’s activity on social media expressing radical Muslim views had previously been investigated by police.

He was planning to carry out a terror attack in a crowded tourist area.

He is one of seven Muslim terrorists still being questioned by police, including a knifeman arrested in the heart of Westminster, held after separate operations in London.

The swoops on a 27-year-old Muslim terrorist in Whitehall and locations in north London and Kent were executed to contain ‘threats’ and an ‘active’ terror plot, Scotland Yard said.

Born in Yemen, Amoudi studied at Capital City Academy and was an active member of the university’s Islamic society.

Under the name Abu Umar Al-Hadrami, his Twitter feed, which has now been removed, included derogatory references to non-Muslims as ‘kuffar’ (unbelievers).

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Two years ago Amoudi was stopped with two teenagers at Istanbul airport after their parents tipped off detectives. But police later released Amoudi – who has been linked to the controversial human rights group Cage – without charge.

Shortly before he travelled to Turkey, Amoudi attended a talk by cleric Haitham al-Haddad, who is known for making homophobic remarks and supporting the death penalty for people who convert away from Islam.

Amoudi was pictured in the front row of the event, organised by the Cage, listening to the cleric as he said: ‘When the leaders of kuffar are happy with your religion, then know that you’ve deviated from the right path.’

Amoudi, who described himself as a teacher on an internet profile, was a regular worshipper at a small mosque on Willesden High Road.

One terrorist, named as Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali, was arrested for offences under the Terrorism Act and possession of offensive weapons close to Downing Street on Thursday afternoon.

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Police recovered several knives during the ‘intelligence-led’ swoop, which took place yards from the scene of last month’s deadly attack by Khalid Masood on Westminster Bridge.

Believed to be a British national born overseas who went to school in Tottenham, north London, Ali reportedly joined a terrorists flotilla to Gaza in 2010.

Following his dramatic arrest in front of crowds of tourists, he was taken for questioning at a south London police station where he remains.

A further six people, including a 16-year-old boy-terrorist, are in custody after they were detained in an unconnected operation that saw a team of specialist firearms officers storm an address in Willesden, north London.

They were all arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts and taken to a south London police station for questioning.

 

UK foils active terror plot as female Muslim terrorist is shot in north London raid

A 20-year-old female Muslim terrorist shot by police as they foiled an ‘active terror plot’ was taken away on a stretcher in her blood-soaked burka yelling: ‘Don’t touch my body’.

The terrorist screamed ‘get off – do not touch me’ as they tried to strip off her clothes and treat her wounds after the raid in Willesden, north London, at 7pm last night.

Dramatic video footage shows the moment elite Met officers smashed through the door, ran up to the first floor flat and then threw in CS canisters before ‘at least six’ shots rang out including two that shattered an upstairs window.

Neighbours heard a woman ‘screaming’ inside before the young terrorist lay on the pavement bleeding from her arm and stomach while still wearing her burka.

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The Muslim female – believed to be the first female terrorist in UK history to be shot by police – was rushed to hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition and is too unwell to be arrested under the terrorism act.

Five Muslims linked to the flat including a 16-year-old boy and a couple, both 28, have been held over alleged terror offences. A woman, 43, was held in Kent.

Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said today that the raids meant an ‘active’ terror plot had been foiled – but had nothing to with the arrest of a 27-year-old with a ‘rucksack of knives’ grabbed on Whitehall yesterday.

The six arrested in Willesden and Kent had been under observation by counter terrorism officers as part of an ongoing intelligence led operation. Searches at the address and two others in London are continuing today.

Video posted on Twitter showed police wearing balaclavas at a property on Willesden High Road, just over half a mile from Harlesden Road.

A witness tweeted: ‘#womanindoorway held by anti-terrorism police on Willesden high road #Willesdengreen while detective searches her bags #harlesden #willesden’.

This incident is not connected to the arrest in Whitehall earlier the same day, the Met Police said.

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The arrests came just hours after heavily armed officers arrested a Muslim terrorist as he crossed Whitehall, just yards from Downing Street and Parliament.

Armed police ‘swarmed like bees’ on the bearded man just before 2.30pm after his concerned family reportedly alerted security services.

While covert teams trailed him on the ground, a live feed was being sent to control rooms in New Scotland Yard and the MI5’s Thames House before they gave the order for them to swoop in.

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A large number of armed police then flooded the area as the terrorist was pinned to the ground just yards from Downing Street. He was held against a wall of the Treasury before being taken away in a van to a police station.

The Muslim terrorist has not been named but is 27 years old and thought to be known to police, who kept tabs on him via surveillance cameras on the streets and on the Underground.

Spanish police arrest 9 Muslim terrorists over terror attacks in Belgium and France

Spanish police have arrested nine Muslim terrorists in connection with recent deadly terror attacks in Belgium and France.

Police said the arrested were one Spaniard and eight Moroccans living in Catalonia, all aged between 30 and 40 years old.

A regional police spokeswoman said at least four of the detained are suspected of being linked to Muslim terrorists arrested following the 2016 Brussels airport and subway attacks that killed 32 people and wounded 300 others.

Regional police spokesman Josep Lluis Trapero told TV3 regional television that four of the detained were clearly members of the ISIS terror group.

He said the arrests could help solve investigations into terror attacks in France and Belgium.

Trapero said the group was also being investigated for drug trafficking and other crimes.

A police statement said police made 12 raids in five Catalan towns including the regional capital, Barcelona. It said the arrests followed an eight-month investigation in coordination with Belgian police.

Spanish police have arrested some 200 jihadis since Spain raised its national security alert to one step below the maximum in 2015.

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