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Home Affairs Correspondent — Channel 4 News
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Journalist. Channel 4 News Home Affairs Correspondent.

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.

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.
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May 26, 2015

Islamic State releases first video from inside ancient city of Palmyra since its capture, ruins apparently unharmed: channel4.com/news/palmyra-i…

May 26, 2015

Portsmouth brothers Mustakim Jaman & Tuhin Shahensha to face retrial after jury fails to reach verdicts: courtnewsuk.co.uk/newsgallery/?p… #Syria

May 26, 2015

Zakariya Ashiq also found guilty of assisting others to prepare for terrorism. He told friends "when I get a chance I am doing Martyrdom."

May 26, 2015

Zakariya Ashiq, 20-yr-old from Coventry, convicted of preparing for terrorist acts in Syria after trying to join Islamic State last November

May 26, 2015

RT @StarrOutlook: @darshnasoni says he doesn't go on the internet either, which is puzzling cos he's got a Twitter a/c...;-)

May 26, 2015

RT @haveigotnews: Pope claims he hasn't watched TV since 1990 after promise to Virgin Mary. "Nice try", say TV Licensing Authority "but that'll be £145.50”.

May 26, 2015

Not really surprised by this, somehow can't imagine His Holiness slumped in front of the sofa, channel surfing. twitter.com/dailymirror/st…

May 26, 2015

Murder investigation launched into BB King's death, after his daughters claim he was poisoned: bbc.co.uk/news/entertain… pic.twitter.com/ho1GCi9iH7

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