Now this is very interesting, and its implications are manifold. Was Hassan Butt’s entire conversion to anti-jihadism an exercise in Muhammad’s dictum “war is deceit”?
“Anti-terror police arrest Muslim author and former al-Qaida recruiter as he boards flight to Pakistan,” from the Daily Mail, May 10 (thanks to Twostellas):
A muslim author who admits being a former al-Qaida recruiter was today being questioned by anti-terror police.
Hassan Butt, who penned a book on his terrorist past – was detained at Manchester Airport yesterday afternoon.
Mr Butt, 31, is understood to have arrived at Terminal 2 and bought a ticket to Lahore, Pakistan, 45 minutes before the Pakistan International Airlines flight was due to leave.
He is being questioned by Greater Manchester’s regional counter terrorism unit. Since his arrest, police have searched his home in north Manchester and two other properties nearby and two cars were last night taken away for forensic examination.
Muslim author Hassan Butt, who renounced his radical past, was today being questioned by anti-terror police
A police spokesman said: “A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity and officers were involved in searching three addresses.”
Mr Butt has renounced a past in which he admitted raising tens of thousands of pounds for terror networks. He has also spoken of his determination to work against extremism….