A couple who met online have been convicted of preparing for terrorism in a plot that could have attacked Derby or poisoned supermarket food. Who was the man behind the plans - and why was he even in the UK in the first place? Munir Mohammed fancied himself as a bit of a catch. He was a charmer. He was so convinced that he was a ladies' man, Derby's own online Casanova, that he was aiming for four wives.
What happened when Gerry Adams and other republican leaders met the government in 1972? Documents finally released to the public reveal all. Despite protestations to the contrary over the years, the British Government constantly maintained open channels with the IRA during the worst of the Troubles. Despite protestations to the contrary over the years, the British Government constantly maintained open channels with the IRA during the worst of the Troubles.
Over the past year there has been a surge in terrorism plots, attacks and arrests in the UK, but is it the worst ever year on record? The short answer is that it is nowhere near as bad as it was during the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland - and it's not the worst year on record for fatalities either. But a broader measure of counter-terrorism activity suggests that 2017 was indeed the most challenging year for the police and security services for decades.
When he was arrested, Haque had allegedly amassed a target list including (among others) the "Queen's guard", courts, Transport for London, Shia Muslims, Westfield shopping centre, banks, Heathrow, Parliament, the EDL, embassies and media. He denies preparing for act of terrorism
Prosecutor Mark Heywood QC tells the jury Haque's "zeal" as a loyal ISIS follower extended to trying to recruit children aged 11 to 14 years old at Ripple Road Mosque in Barking. He exposed them to jihadist videos & made them role-play attacking police & others scenarios
Jury sworn in for this complicated trial. Prosecutors say Umar Haque wanted to carry out one or more attacks in early 2017, inspired by events. He allegedly recruited three others around him who are also on trial today.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".