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Home Affairs Correspondent — Channel 4 News
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Cleric: 'Banning legitimate debate will not stop terrorism'

channel4.com — Haitham Al-Haddad who was due to speak to the university's Islamic Society told Channel 4 News that he hoped his speech would still go ahead. The controversial speaker who has previously reportedly described homosexuality as a "scourge" and a "criminal act", was due to give a speech entitled "Who is Muhammad?"

'Jihadi John' and the security services: the background

channel4.com — It's been claimed that Mohammed Emwazi grew up in a well-to-do family from west London. He graduated from University with a computer science degree - but what set him on the path to radicalisation? According to the advocacy group Cage, in 2009 Emwazi tried to go on safari with two friends in Tanzania.

The trial of the absent jihadis - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Brian De Mulder, a "sporty and outgoing" 21-year-old, is among 46 Islamist extremists sentenced in Belgium today. Like many of his co-defendants he was not there - presumed to be in Syria, or dead.

Tesco announces list of 43 stores to close - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. In the wake of a disastrous 2014, Tesco has announced a list of 43 stores it plans to close, with the loss of 2,000 jobs.

Police hunt six more possible Paris terror suspects - video

channel4.com — The hunt continues for those involved in the Paris attacks. It is believed Amedy Coulibaly's partner, Hayat Boumeddiene, is in Syria. French police say they think there could be up to six accomplices.

Friend of Paris jihadis: 'There are no quick answers'

channel4.com — Mehdi Bouzid was born and bred in France "And yet," he told me, "when French people look at me, they do not see me as French, they see me as a Muslim first." Mr Bouzid is an imam at a mosque in Aubervilliers, in the suburb of Paris where the gunmen Cherif and Said Kouachi grew up.

Neighbour: gunman Coulibaly 'linked to jogger shooting'

channel4.com — Behind the train station in the suburb of Fontenay aux Rose is a beautiful park that is popular with families, surrounded by detached houses. But along one of the footpaths, police tape is tied around a tree. This is the scene of an investigation that has linked another shooting to Amedy Coulibaly.

Muslims fear backlash after Charlie Hebdo deaths - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Fears of a backlash against Muslim communities in France emerge in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks. Islamic leaders urge people to stay calm - and avoid any provocation.

Nawal Msaad: I was told to cover up by some Muslims

channel4.com — During the trial, the jury was told that Amal El Wahabi had asked Ms Msaad to carry the money to Turkey to give to her husband. The prosecution claimed the money was to fund El Wahabi's husband, who was fighting with extremists in Syria. We have a cash culture.

Suspected suicide bomber: 'I'll see you in heaven mum'

channel4.com — Kabir Ahmed, who is reported to have died while carrying out a suicide bombing in Iraq, did what he thought was right by going abroad, the family member told Home Affairs Correspondent Darshna Soni. "Islam means peace, it's not right. Whatever he did, he must have done what he felt was right to do.
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Mar 02, 2015

RT @kemenzerem: Were you on that train from London to Manchester last night? Did you see or hear footy fans making racist comments? Pls get in touch

Mar 02, 2015

RT @kemenzerem: British Transport Police say they have video of alleged racist incident with Chelsea fans at Stoke station last night

Mar 02, 2015

"ISIS play Jihadi John like a piano, exploiting his celebrity to attract other fighters to join them." Former fighter tells @paulwoodbbc

Mar 02, 2015

Watch #c4news report tonight: @IndyVoices: Thanks to Channel 4 we now see how appallingly Yarl’s Wood shames Britain ind.pn/1AYgjzC

Mar 01, 2015

@GuniR Yes, agree - but not all of these preachers have dove that. In fact many have spoken against ISIS.

Mar 01, 2015

RT @JahanAlom: Straight-up solid piece by @darshnasoni. Cleric: 'Banning legitimate debate will not stop terrorism' | @Channel4News channel4.com/news/mohammed-…

Mar 01, 2015

@TruthIzSexy When you read the full thing, I think he was just trying to say he worked hard!

Mar 01, 2015

"I'd say to him - Fear God, because Islam prohibits what you do;" Emwazi's old boss tells Guardian what his message to #JihadiJohn would be.

Mar 01, 2015

Mohammed Emwazi "best employee we ever had, he was very good with people,” says his former boss in Kuwait: @guardian gu.com/p/468fy/stw

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