Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Five Converts Held in Terror Swoop; Police Monitored Network of Training Camps across Britain

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Five Converts Held in Terror Swoop; Police Monitored Network of Training Camps across Britain

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Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT

TRACEY BLAKE MANY of the men held in connection with a suspected terror training school are Muslim converts.

At least five of the 14 arrested at the weekend are believed to have converted to the religion in recent years.

Police were today continuing to question the men after being given more time to detain them.

Those being held include a key aide of jailed hate preacher Abu Hamza. Abu Abdullah, 42, was arrested moments after leaving a Chinese restaurant in Borough and his brother Musa Ahmet is also reported to have been detained.

Security services are believed to have been monitoring a network of locations alleged to have been used as terror training camps, including sites in Wales, Scotland, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

The arrested men, aged from 17 to 48, were held on Friday night and early Saturday after months of surveillance by Scotland Yard and MI5.

Enquiries are focusing on the Jameah Islamiyah school at Mark Cross, Crowborough, Sussex, which opened in September 2003 as an independent day school for Muslim boys aged 11 to 16, with annual fees of [pounds sterling]1,000. …

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