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Moazzam Begg: 'I'm not a fighter' - extended interview

channel4.com — When Moazzam Begg's trial was suddenly abandoned just days before it was due to begin, it took many people by surprise. But not Mr Begg himself: "I knew that I would never have been convicted. Although I was glad to be freed, I also wish I had had my day in court.

Begg: 'MI5 gave the green light to go to Syria'

channel4.com — EXCLUSIVE: Moazzam Begg tells Channel 4 News that MI5 gave him the green light to go to Syria. So why was he charged with terror offences and locked up for seven months? Darshna Soni reports.

Charges dropped against ex-Guantanamo inmate Moazzam Begg

channel4.com — Moazzam Begg's trial was due to start on Monday and its not clear why the charges against him have suddenly been dropped. The Crown Prosecution Service and the police will be left facing many questions about the decision. The charges were all connected to the conflict in Syria and included an allegation that he attended a terrorist training camp there.

Can returning jihadis be reintegrated into society?

channel4.com — Inside the Marselisborg Memorial Park in Aarhus, a long, curved wall bears the names of 4,000 conscripted soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War. But the young man who stands before it has come to commemorate 15 other Danes he believes are also heroes - jihadis who have been killed fighting in Syria.

British IS fighters express glee over journalist's murder

channel4.com — As the security services try to identify the man who murdered the American journalist James Foley, they will be monitoring the social media accounts of British jihadis known to be fighting in Syria. From Twitter to Tumblr, many of the young men who have joined the Islamic State have been documenting their paths to jihad and encouraging other Brits to follow them.

Jihadi wife guilty over 'cash in knickers' terror plot

channel4.com — Amal El Wahabi, 27, was convicted of funding terrorism after an Old Bailey jury heard how she asked a friend to smuggle the cash to her husband Aine Davis, who is believed to have joined a jihadi group fighting against the Assad regime in Syria.

From Portsmouth's Primark to Syria's holy war

channel4.com — He became known as the Primark jihadist. Hamidur Rahamn, 25, once worked as a supervisor at the clothing store in Portsmouth. Last October, he told his family he was joining an aid convoy to the region, but it soon emerged that in fact he had signed up with Isis.

'Trojan horse' scandal wrecked community cohesion - study

channel4.com — It began with an anonymous letter that is widely now believed to have been a hoax. But the Trojan horse allegations, that a group of hard-line Salafis were plotting to impose a strict interpretation of Islam in secular state schools, exploded into one of the biggest scandals Birmingham has ever seen.

Two Birmingham men plead guilty to Syria jihad

channel4.com — Last year, their families spoke exclusively to Channel 4 News about their concerns. One of the men, Yusuf Sarwar, had forged a flyer from his university to dupe his parents into letting him leave but left a handwritten note behind in which he explained that he planned to die as a martyr.

Rolf Harris guilty on 12 counts of indecent assault

channel4.com — The Australia-born entertainer had been charged with 12 counts of indecent assault against four girls in the UK between 1968 and 1986. He was arrested in March 2013 as part of the Operation Yewtree investigation, which was triggered by revelations that the late BBC TV host Jimmy Savile was a prolific child sex abuser.
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Oct 20, 2014

Thoughts of war are forgotten for a few hours a day for these students at Aleppo's daytime disco: #Syria channel4.com/news/break-dan… #c4news

Oct 09, 2014

Apparently it was a false alarm at East Midlands airport, buildings now reopened. Hundreds of grumpy and rain- soaked passengers back in.

Oct 09, 2014

Fire reported at East Midlands Airport, buildings evacuated #c4news

Oct 08, 2014

Met Police given more time to question 4 Londoners, including Tarik Hassane, accused of terror attack plot. Can now be held until 14 Oct.

Oct 08, 2014

RT @mrsverypicky: What a fantastic idea in this café in Leeds. Unwanted leftover food is cooked and supplied to people who have no food. #c4news

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