British authorities plan to put as many as 1,000 Scottish Muslims under surveillance for suspected terrorist activities, it was reported by Scotland on Sunday. The surveillance is necessary because an increasing number of extremists pose a significant threat to the public, senior intelligence officials told the paper. Richard Elias reports.
A hard core of 20 Islamic extremists with links to foreign terror groups is operating north of the Border and poses a “significant” risk to public safety, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. Senior intelligence insiders have revealed the suspects – many of them born and brought up in Scotland – pose a similar threat to that of Mohammed Atif Siddique, the Scottish Asian who was last week given an eight-year prison sentence for terrorist offences. Richard Elias reports.