“Neighbours said a 62-year-old man arrested at his home on Willows Lane, Deane, Bolton, taught the Koran at a number of mosques across the region.”
So much “misunderstanding” of Islam’s purportedly peaceful and tolerant message: Funny how that keeps happening. “Raids on suspected terrorist recruitment network,” by Duncan Gardham for the Telegraph, November 16 (thanks to Sr. Soph):
Raids in Manchester and Bolton coincided with the arrest of a 26-year-old man at a hotel near Heathrow airport.
Sources were unable to confirm suggestions that he was planning to travel to Pakistan or Afghanistan.
It is thought the men had been under surveillance for some time and Assistant Chief Constable Dave Thompson of Greater Manchester Police said: “This is a complex and ongoing investigation, which has now reached the point where it was necessary to make arrests and speak to a number of people.”
Officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit began the operation at 4am raiding houses across Greater Manchester.
Neighbours said a 62-year-old man arrested at his home on Willows Lane, Deane, Bolton, taught the Koran at a number of mosques across the region.
“I’m surprised. He carries out spiritual sessions twice-a-week. He is very spiritual,” said one source within the Muslim community.
The other suspects included a 52-year-old from Longsight in Manchester, a 21-year-old arrested in Fallowfield, Manchester and a 27-year-old held in Stalybridge, Cheshire…