No doubt everyone assumed that Waheed Ahmed was moderate and rejected all that. Shakil Ahmed is “shocked,” so everyone still believes that he didn’t learn at home a smidgen, not a jot or a tittle, of the beliefs and assumptions that led him to try to join the Islamic State. And that may well be the case — maybe young Waheed is turning against everything Papa told him about the Noble Religion of Peace. But maybe not. No doubt investigating this question would be “Islamophobic,” however, and thus the possibility of such an investigation must be rejected out of hand in Capitulated Britannia.
“Four people arrested at Manchester Airport on suspicion of terrorism,” Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith, Independent, April 15, 2015:
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism at Manchester Airport, as part of investigations launched by police after nine people were detained in Turkey after allegedly attempting to cross into Syria.
The four arrested were aged between 22 and 47, Greater Manchester Police said. It follows the arrest of 21-year-old Waheed Ahmed, the son of Rochdale Labour councillor Shakil Ahmed, at Birmingham Airport on Tuesday.
A 31-year-old man was also arrested in Rochdale on Tuesday.
Police said they are attempting to establish why the group of nine people, all from the same family and which included four children, had apparently attempted to cross the border into the war torn country.
All six people arrested, which includes two women aged 22 and 47, have been detained under the Terrorism Act and remain in police custody.
Labour councillor Shakil Ahmed said he had believed his son had been in Birmingham on a work placement when he discovered Waheed had been detained in Turkey.
He said he was “shocked, worried and extremely upset” to hear that his son had been arrested on the Syria-Turkey border, adding that it was a “total mystery” as to why his son was there….