LONDON bomb liar Afzal Ramzan was locked up and told: “You don’t know the truth from fiction.” The cheat, who claimed two family members were killed in the 7/7 terrorist atrocity to claim benefits, was jailed with the angry words of a judge ringing in his ears.
A MUSLIM Police Association is to be established in Scotland, it was revealed yesterday. The group, headed by Strathclyde Police, will aim to encourage recruitment and retention among Muslims, improve understanding of the faith and tackle "Islamophobia".
Britain cannot be allowed to become a "God-free zone" devoid of religious faith, the Archbishop of Westminster has warned.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, who is nearing the end of his term in office as spiritual leader of the one million Mass-attending Roman Catholics of England and Wales, said: "Our life together in Britain cannot be a God-free zone and we must not allow Britain to become a world devoid of religious faith and its powerful contribution to the common good."
TWO of the four defendants in the Burton Central Mosque trial have been cleared of violent disorder. Magistrate and high flying civil servant Mohammed Haroon, 47, of Thornescroft Gardens, Branston, and Basharat Hussain, 34, a disabled former lorry driver of Uxbridge Street, Burton, were acquitted by the 11-strong Birmingham Crown Court jury after four-and-a-half hours of deliberations yesterday.
UK. PLANS to turn a derelict grade II-listed hotel into a community centre and mosque have been given the go-ahead. Councillors approved proposals for the old Groves Hotel, Manchester Road, Nelson, to be converted into a community centre, a mosque and business starter units at this week's Nelson Committee meeting.
Abu Qatada has been granted bail, subject to 22-hour curfew. Ministers are to face fresh calls to change their anti-terror strategy after a preacher once dubbed "Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe" was granted bail.
Norman Kember, a former Iraq hostage, has claimed that he helped fund the Islamic preacher Abu Qatada's bail. Mr Kember, 77, was kidnapped by the radical group Swords of Truth Brigade in Iraq in November 2005.
UK Home secretary expresses 'extreme disappointment'. Tough bail conditions to be imposed on Jordanian
The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, last night expressed her "extreme disappointment" at the decision yesterday by three high court judges to order the release of the radical preacher Abu Qatada, who has been described as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe.