Terror suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed on the run after changing into burka on London mosque visit

November 3, 2013

 

A terror suspect who escaped surveillance by changing into a burka on a visit to a mosque was on the run on Sunday night. Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed was last seen at a west London mosque on Friday afternoon. The 27-year-old is “not considered at this time to represent a direct threat to the public”, Scotland Yard said, but urged anyone who sees him to call 999 immediately.

Somalia-born Mohamed, who is 5ft 8in tall and of medium build, arrived at the An-Noor Masjid and Community Centre in Church Road, Acton, at 10am on Friday and was last seen there at 3.15pm that day. He is subject to a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures notice (Tpim).

He is the second person to breach a Tpim since they were introduced to replace control orders early last year. In December, Ibrahim Magag, who is understood to have attended terror training camps in Somalia, absconded after ripping off his electronic tag. Police are still searching for him.

 

The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/terror-suspect-mohammed-ahmed-mohamed-on-the-run-after-changing-into-burka-on-london-mosque-visit-8920055.html

Florida Muslim detained after being acquitted of charges, CAIR seeks release

On Tuesday, April 7, the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference to call for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release former USF student Youssef Megahed.

In April 2007 Megahed, along with Ahmed Mohamed, was arrested for allegedly having explosives in the trunk of his car. Mohamed pleaded guilty last Friday to the charges and is serving a 15-year prison sentence, while Megahed was acquitted and freed from custody.

ICE took Megamed back into custody while he was shopping with his father at a local Wal-Mart. They have accused him of “civil violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act” and have placed him in deportation proceedings. He must present his case to an immigration judge to be freed from the charges.

Mourners gather for teen funeral

Hundreds of mourners gathered at a Liverpool mosque to bid farewell to a Somalian teenager killed in a park last week. In an emotional service community leaders once again urged calm and restraint in the wake of Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim’s murder. The 17-year-old was battered to death in Sefton Park in March. Huge crowds turned out from Liverpool’s L8 Toxteth and Granby areas to pay their respects to the student. Many Somalians used the occasion to complete their Friday prayers and mourn the death of one of their own. After the service mourners went to Everton cemetery where Ahmed was buried in a Muslim ritual with family and friends using shovels to place the coffin underground.http://themuslimweekly.com/newsdetails/fullstoryview.aspx?NewsID=ADD53DE67FE5DC899BA99B95&MENUID=HOMENEWS&DESCRIPTION=UK%20