In other news, London police are hot on the trail of some notorious Islamophobes…
“British Islamic State ‘Beatle’ Alexanda Kotey suspected of plotting to execute soldiers and police officers in London,” by Rohit Kachroo, ITV News, April 13, 2018:
A member of an ISIS cell known as ‘The Beatles’ is suspected of helping to organise a plot to execute soldiers and police officers in London while he was guarding western hostages 3,000 miles away in Raqqa, ITV News can reveal.
Alexanda Kotey from west London is thought to have been one of four British men who formed the notorious cell which was responsible for beheading western hostages in Syria. He was captured by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) earlier this year, and questioned about his role in the so-called caliphate.
But ITV News has learned that while in Syria, Kotey attempted to help organise a terrorist attack close to the London neighbourhood where he grew up.
The conspiracy to commit drive-by killings from the back of a moped in Shepherd’s Bush was foiled by Scotland Yard detectives, weeks after ‘The Beatles’ beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria.
Kotey and other ISIS militants in Raqqa are suspected of guiding and funding the would-be attackers in the UK – helping to organise the plot ‘by remote control’.
He was in regular communication with medical student Tarik Hassane, a friend back home in London who was jailed at the Old Bailey in 2016 for his part in the plot. He was the ringleader of the four-man terror cell that had obtained a gun and silencer to carry out the plot to kill police officers, soldiers and civilians….