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Home Affairs Correspondent — Channel 4 News
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'Jihadi Jack' has mental health condition, say parents

channel4.com — Speaking exclusively to Channel 4 News, Jack's parents John and Sally also said they were arrested when they sent their son money for glasses. Mr and Mrs Letts talked about Jack's condition, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and said his conversion to Islam had helped him cope.

'Birmingham's benefits queen': I fear eviction after budget

channel4.com — Marie Buchan keeps me waiting for nearly two hours. When she turns up for our interview, she is flustered "I'm sorry," she says "There was an incident near the school, I was just shouted at by a man I've never met before."

Luton family statement says they are in the 'Islamic State'

channel4.com — "We release this statement to confirm that, indeed we are in the Islamic State." Apparent confirmation, then, that three generations of one family from Luton have left their lives in the UK to go to Syria, writes Homes Affairs Correspondent Darshna Soni. The eldest, Muhammed Abdul Mannan, is 75 years old.

Missing Luton family 'stopped by police'

channel4.com — Our Home Affairs correspondent Darshna Soni has spoken exclusively to the brother who reported the family missing to the police. Police are now investigating one of the family's links to radicals who were once members of the now-banned al-Muhajiroun group. "I've been worried sick about my father, he's not in the best of health," Mohammed Akhtar Hussain told me.

Mo Farah: no comment on Salazar doping allegations

channel4.com — Some of the best athletes in the world are arriving in Birmingham, ahead of this Sunday's Grand Prix event in the city, writes Channel 4 News Home Affairs Correspondent Darshna Soni. The event has been promoted by organising body British Athletics with posters declaring "Mo's Coming to Birmingham!"

Election 2015: ethnic voters - disconnected or disregarded?

channel4.com — "It's called an election...you know, you go and vote for who will be Prime Minister?" He is surrounded by a large crowd of young people, trying to explain what's happening in May. Wherever we go in Handsworth, Apache Indian is mobbed by people wanting to talk to him.

New video: Islamist who 'guarded hostages' with Jihadi John

channel4.com — Ellekhlifi, who was killed in Aleppo in 2013, went to the same London secondary school as Mohammed Emwazi (Jihadi John), who was the leader of the so-called "Beatles". Channel 4 News has obtained video footage showing Ellekhlifi preaching on an Islamic stall on a west london street before he went to Syria.

Mohammed Emwazi: MI5 tried to put words in my mouth

channel4.com — Emwazi tape transcript While we were interviewing after... right at the end, he [Nick, the MI5 agent] said: I would like to ask you some serious questions now, and while I'm packing my pack... This is while I'm packing some of my stuff... I said to him: "Yeah, go on, ask it."

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.
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May 01, 2016

Four CCTV cameras bear silent witness to the horror of an air strike on an Aleppo hospital; youtu.be/6FJur0ue7dc pic.twitter.com/rbTuhHbkPl

May 01, 2016

21-year-old Mubashir Jamil from Luton has been charged with preparation of terrorist acts - namely attempting to travel to Syria.21-year-old Mubashir Jamil from Luton has been charged with preparation of terrorist acts - namely attempting to travel to Syria.

May 01, 2016

A man arrested in Luton on 27 April, Mubashir Jamil 21, has been charged with preparation of terrorist acts and will appear in court MondayA man arrested in Luton on 27 April, Mubashir Jamil 21, has been charged with preparation of terrorist acts and will appear in court Monday

May 01, 2016

"It is not dishonourable to question the judgement of your opponent" @ZacGoldsmith denies using dog whistle tactics pic.twitter.com/C5kPxP9RB4

May 01, 2016

Mail on Sunday uses a picture of 7/7 to accompany @ZacGoldsmith piece on why Londoners shouldn't vote for @SadiqKhan pic.twitter.com/YZNhmmTZof

Apr 30, 2016

Channel 4 News has obtained CCTV footage from inside the Aleppo hospital that was bombed this week amp.twimg.com/v/563c546c-737…

Apr 30, 2016

On #r4today, @MichaelLCrick interviewed about door-stepping politicians, as he's door-stepped himself by journos waiting to doorstep Corbyn

Apr 30, 2016

@bakerpictures My sister was so excited, more excited than for anything I've ever done for #c4news ;)

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