What do you think these three “British men,” Pervez Rafiq, Mashoud Miah and Mohammed Ibrahim Hussain could possibly have in common? What kind of terrorism could they possibly have been involved in? The Express doesn’t see fit to inform its readers about such matters. It is only intent on ensuring that we think of Rafiq, Miah and Hussain as “British men.” But one other question is, do they think of themselves as “British men”? Or do they have allegiance to another entity altogether — say, the global Muslim umma? The Express doesn’t concern itself with such questions, but there will probably soon come a day when the members of the umma will concern themselves with the Express.
“British trio charged with funding terrorism,” by Alix Culbertson, Express, March 4, 2016:
A GROUP of British men have been charged with funding terrorism.
Pervez Rafiq, of Huddersfield and Mashoud Miah and Mohammed Ibrahim Hussain, both of London, will appear in court today charged with arranging funds or property for the purposes of terrorism.
Raffia and Miah were arrested in April last year and Hussain was arrested in September, the North East Counter Terrorism (NECTU) unit said.
The unit has had to assure members of the public they are not in immediate danger, following the charges.
The trio have been charged with an offence under section 17 of the Terrorism Act, 2000.
An NECTU spokesman said: “The investigation was intelligence led and there is no evidence to suggest that any communities were or are at immediate risk in connection with this operation.”…
Of course. They never are.