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'No ground' over hacker extradition

Home Secretary Alan Johnson today "gave no ground" in the face of calls not to extradite computer hacker Gary McKinnon, a cross-party trio of senior MPs said.

The bomb plotter with a teddy bear collection

With his dyed red hair, pierced eyebrows and avowed interest in hardcore dance music, Andrew "Andy" Ibrahim was the epitome of the modern teenager. On his MySpace page, he described his interests as singing in a band, "hanging out", watching chat shows and "lots of reality TV".

Hamza's sons jailed for car scam

Three sons of jailed cleric Abu Hamza were jailed today for their involvement in a £1m luxury car scam.

'I was a doctor in Rwanda, not a mass killer'

Dr Vincent Brown, who won a battle last week to stop his extradition on genocide charges, speaks exclusively about his two-year ordeal

Joan Smith: Beyond the psychotic drivel, Qatada is serious about jihad

Idon’t mind people being furious about Omar Mahmoud Mohammed Othman, better known as Abu Qatada, as long as it’s for the right reasons. There was outrage last week when the Jordanian cleric and terror suspect won compensation from a court in Strasbourg for unlawful detention, even though the amount was derisory – not much more than £2 for each day he was held in Belmarsh.

A red carpet premiere missing its star

As film premieres go it was hardly the Odeon Leicester Square. Lord Pearson of Rannoch had a red carpet for his screening of the anti-Islamic film Fitna yesterday but then again, crimson is the standard colour for all the flooring in the House of Lords.

Hamza's extradition appeal rejected

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri today lost a legal attempt to block his extradition from Britain to the United States, where he is accused of trying to set up an al-Qa'ida camp and faces other terrorism charges.

Abu Hamza loses extradition fight

The radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza has lost his High Court battle against extradition to the United States, where he faces a jail sentence of up to 100 years.

Al-Qa'ida leader arrested in Iraq

The leader of al Qaida in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, has been arrested in the northern city of Mosul, an Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman. Spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said the arrest of al-Masri, also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, was confirmed to him by the Iraqi commander of the province.

Minister accused of poll rules breach over terror announcement

The Home Secretary Jacqui Smith was accused of breaching election rules today by making a major anti-terrorism announcement during the run-up to local polls.

Blood & Rage: A cultural history of terrorism, by Michael Burleigh

The al-Qa'ida spokesman who, following the 2004 Madrid train bombings, told the West, "You love life and we love death" articulated a chilling truth. It's clear in Michael Burleigh's weighty book that death has always been the terrorist's trump card. It's not only the targeted assassinations, indiscriminate mass murders and tit-for-tat killings that spread fear; so too does the passion with which certain terrorists embrace their own annihilation. Their mindset seems so bewilderingly alien.

'Osama bin London' guilty of terrorist training

An Islamist extremist who called himself "Osama bin London" has been found guilty of leading his own "al-Qa'ida-style" cell which trained terrorists, including those who attempted to carry out the "second wave" of London bombings on 21 July 2005.

Profiles: The terror gang members

Mohammed Hamid, 50, dedicated his life to training the terrorists of the future, masterminding an east London gang and reaching out to countless other impressionable young Muslims.

Hamza 'could be extradited in 28 days'

The extradition of the extremist Islamic cleric Abu Hamza to the United States on a series of terrorism charges has been authorised by Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary.

Vice: The style magazine hasn't lost it insatiable urge to offend

These hip young things are celebrating the fifth birthday of a style magazine that now boasts its own record label, TV channel and even a pub. But with global success, 'Vice' hasn't lost its insatiable urge to offend...
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