October 17, 2012

UK: NHS Doctor, Shajul Islam, Accused of Kidnapping 2 Journalists in Syria Makes 1st Court Appearance

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Via the Telegraph

Shajul Islam, 26, appeared in court yesterday charged with his role in the gang which kidnapped and injured British photographer John Cantlie and Dutch journalist Jeroen Oerlemans in July this year[...]

Mozammel Hossain, defending him, said: "This is a bright young man with a very promising future in this country as an NHS doctor.

"He has a first-class degree in biochemistry. He has qualified as a doctor and completed his training.

It is alleged that Islam, with others, unlawfully and injuriously imprisoned John Cantlie and Jeroen Oerlemans against their will, between July 17 and 26. He was remanded in custody and is next due to appear at the Old Bailey on November 2.

It has been alleged that the ringleader of the group, which wants to establish Shariah law in Syria, is also a British resident who is still at large and being hunted by the police and security services.

He is said to head the 40-strong group, which also includes Chechnans and other foreign jihadists.

The intelligence services have previously warned as many as 100 Britons may have travelled to Syria to either join jihadi groups or to fight alongside rebel forces attacking the regime of Bashar al Assad.

Pushing Shariah 4 name that country brings to mind such al-Qaeda loving Islamists as UK's Anjem Choudary and convicted terrorist, Omar ( the goat humping) Bakri Mohammed.

The arrest of Shajul is a very interesting development, to say the least.


Stay tuned..

By Stable Hand at 11:09 AM | Comments |