“Yesterday it emerged that Mohamed Amoudi was investigated for allegedly attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIS, and was held by police in 2015.”
But he was still free to plot jihad murder in 2017. There are just so many young jihadis, British authorities can’t keep track of them all, or divert enough resources from hounding foes of jihad terror to do so adequately.
“Dramatic moment police burst into the suburban house of teacher, 21, ‘who was plotting to murder a police officer after travelling to Syria to join ISIS,’” by Dave Burke, Rebecca Camber, Emine Sinmaz and Josh White, Daily Mail, April 29, 2017:
Dramatic footage shows armed police outside the north London home of a 21-year-old teacher suspected of planning to murder a police officer.
Yesterday it emerged that Mohamed Amoudi was investigated for allegedly attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIS, and was held by police in 2015.
A video clip taken from the street where the house was raided shows officers outside the home, and the woman filming it captured the moment shots were fired.
Amoudi was arrested while trying to flee police while getting off a bus in Willesden Green.
It is thought people arrested at the home included family members. His activity on social media expressing radical religious views had previously been investigated by police.
He was planning to carry out an attack in a crowded tourist area, The Sun reports.
He is one of seven people still being questioned by police, including a suspected knifeman arrested in the heart of Westminster, held after separate operations in London.
The swoops on a 27-year-old man in Whitehall and locations in north London and Kent were executed to contain ‘threats’ and an ‘active’ terror plot, Scotland Yard said.
Born in Yemen, Amoudi studied at Capital City Academy and was an active member of the university’s Islamic society.
Under the name Abu Umar Al-Hadrami, his Twitter feed, which has now been removed, included derogatory references to non-Muslims as ‘kuffar’ (unbelievers).
Two years ago Amoudi was stopped with two teenagers at Istanbul airport after their parents tipped off detectives. But police later released Amoudi – who has been linked to the controversial human rights group Cage – without charge.
Shortly before he travelled to Turkey, Amoudi attended a talk by controversial cleric Haitham al-Haddad, who has been criticised for making homophobic remarks and supporting the death penalty for people who convert away from Islam.
Amoudi was pictured in the front row of the event, organised by the Cage, listening to the cleric as he said: ‘When the leaders of kuffar are happy with your religion, then know that you’ve deviated from the right path.’
Amoudi, who described himself as a teacher on an internet profile, was a regular worshipper at a small mosque on Willesden High Road….