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Yaseen Ali Ege murder: Jury sent home after considering verdict

Posted in islam UK, Murders, police and the legal system with tags , , on June 15, 2012 by britishloyalist

A jury has been sent home and will continue considering its verdicts in the case of Yaseen Ali Ege – a primary schoolboy said to have been repeatedly beaten until he died – on Monday.

The seven-year-old was found when firefighters answered a 999 call to his family home in Severn Road, Cardiff, almost two years ago.

He was thought to be a victim of the blaze but later discovered to have a catalogue of what were described as non-accidental injuries, including fractures.

Sara Ege, 32, denies murdering the son she gave birth to after IVF treatment and has also denied perverting the course of justice. Her husband, Yousuf Ali Ege, 38, has pleaded not guilty to failing to protect their only son.

Summing up the case at the end of a trial which began at the beginning of May, the judge, Mr Justice Royce, told jurors that cases such as this one inevitably gave rise to strong emotions.

But they had to put all feelings aside and approach their task dispassionately, calmly and fairly.

He said in order to convict Sara Ege, they had to be sure she caused the injuries which led to Yaseen’s death on July 12, 2010, failing to get the medical attention he needed to survive and then setting him on fire.
If they find she did kill her son but was suffering from an abnormality of mind at the time, then they should find her guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

To convict her husband, he said, they must be sure he knew or should have known his son could be at risk and failed to take steps.

Maths graduate Sara Ege confessed to killing Yaseen but later blamed her husband for the fatal attack and said he had forced her to take the blame.

Yousuf Ege has told the jury he never hit his child and did not threaten or intimidate his wife.


Man hunt following assault of woman in Butetown

Posted in Nonce cases, Wales with tags , , on May 16, 2012 by britishloyalist

Police are searching for a man in Cardiff after a 43 year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the Butetown area of the city.

An image of the man they are searching for in connection with the assault, which happened at around 6.20am on April 22, has been released.

The woman was walking along Bute Street when she was sexually and physically assaulted in an area between Bute Street and Lloyd George Ave.

Detective Inspector Noel Harris said: “Extensive enquiries have been on-going since this incident was reported to us. However, we are now appealing for help from the public.

“This was a very frightening experience for the woman who, as you would expect, has been left extremely distressed. Support has been provided to her and this is on-going.”

The suspect is described as having tanned skin, of stocky build, with blue eyes and dark curly hair. He was wearing a ‘puffa’ type jacket which had fur trim around the detachable hood. He is aged in his late 20s or 30s and is described as having a Turkish or Greek accent.

It is believed he may have been in the St Mary Street area prior to the assault and may have spoken to a number of people.

Anyone with information on this incident, the man in the CCTV, or the individual himself, is asked to contact Fairwater CID on 029 20 527248 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Posted in British Government, islam UK, multicultural britain, Terrorists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by britishloyalist

Man charged with attempted murder after Pontcanna assault

Posted in Murders, Wales with tags , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by britishloyalist

A 45-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was seriously assaulted in Cardiff.

South Wales Police were called to a house in Conway Road, Pontcanna, in the early hours of Sunday.

They received reports of an assault on a 43-year-old woman. The man from the Leckwith area was later arrested and has been remanded in custody.

People with information are asked to contact Det Insp Chris Mullane on 02920 527272 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Teacher Sadia Malik Suspended From Cardiff Primary School Over Islamist Extremist Links

Posted in islam UK, Wales with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by britishloyalist

A special needs teacher at a primary school has been suspended over links to an Islamic extremist group.

Sadia Malik, a special education needs (SEN) coordinator at Cardiff Muslim primary school in Wales has been accused of “actively” promoting a banned hate group in the country’s capital. According to the Sunday Times newspaper, which has accessed a confidential police report, Malik was present at a meeting organised by the Supporters of Tawheed group in January.

The teacher was named a “key subject of interest” by police and linked to extremist Sajid Idris – the head of the group and former spokesman for the banned organisation Islamic Path.

On its website, the Supporters of Tawheed claim: “It is only a matter of time until Islam will prevail in the whole world and this is something that we believe in and are striving to see.”

There is no suggestion Malik’s links to the group have impeded on her work at the school, the Times reported, but the school has launched an investigation.

Malik, who is in her thirties, has publicly backed moves by what was then the Welsh Assembly Government to embrace young people from minority ethnic groups.

She told the BBC in 2005: “It’s always our parents’ generation who get approached. Maybe younger people would be more ready to speak out given the chance.”

Earlier this year, an Islamic teacher came under fire for calling on Welsh muslims to support the fight for Sharia law. Abu Hajar, who leads the same group Malik is allegedly connected to, told a meeting freedom and democracy are “false deities” before the it was broken up in an anti-terror raid.

The school was unavailable for comment.

7 held over Somali drug terror racket

Posted in Enemy's of Britain, immigrants, islam UK, Wales with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2012 by britishloyalist

Dawn raids across the UK over cash plot to arm fanatics.
SEVEN terror suspects arrested yesterday are thought to be involved in a plot to finance an al-Qaeda group using drug money.

Cash for the al-Shabaab terrorist network in Somalia is said to come from the export of a plant called khat to the US and Canada.

It is legal in the UK, selling for under £2 a kilo, but banned in North America. It can fetch £350 a kilo on the black market there. It is also believed the suspects were involved in an alleged racket to supply weapons to Somali pirates.

More than 500 counter-terrorism cops backed by local police and officers from the UK Border Agency carried out dawn raids in London, Coventry and Cardiff.

Homeland Security Investigations from the US were also involved in the operation, codenamed Iridescent.

A source said last night: “A line of inquiry is the providing of money to finance terrorism and al-Shabaab in Somalia. Sales of khat are believed to be the source.

“Also being looked at is the sending of weapons to the US for onward shipment to pirates in Somalia.”

A man aged 49 and a woman aged 45 were detained at the same address in Croydon, South London. It was not clear whether they are man and wife. Two men aged 49 and 30 were arrested in the London suburb of Brent.

A man aged 45 and a man aged 42 were picked up in Coventry and another man aged 40 was arrested in Cardiff.

Warrants were granted allowing searches at 12 residential addresses.

The suspects are all thought to have links to Britain’s Somali community.

A police statement said: “The arrests were a part of a pre-planned, intelligence-led operation into suspected fundraising for terrorism overseas.”

Cardiff councillor Mohammed Islam in racism blast at UK Border Agency

Posted in islam UK, multicultural britain with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2012 by britishloyalist

A Cardiff councillor has levelled an astonishing broadside at the UK Border Agency by accusing the authority of “indirect racism”.

Riverside councillor Mohammed Islam claims officers have targeted businesses in his ward following an incident last year where another councillor passed a constituent’s tip-off to officials.

Coun Islam, who has represented the ward since June 2004, claims UKBA is “basically going to every single Asian and ethnic minority business” in the area to check whether staff are legally entitled to work.

“Personally I strongly feel it’s indirect racism, I would say,” the Plaid Cymru councillor told the Echo.

But immigration minister Damian Green rejected the allegations and said: “We target immigration offenders – not specific nationalities.”

Coun Islam claims there has been a spike in visits by officers since fellow Riverside councillor Iona Gordon passed on to UKBA a tip-off sent to councillors that a businessman in their ward was employing illegal staff.

“If they have got to go to go and do a random check fair enough, they have got a right,” said Coun Islam. “But if they pick and choose Asian businesses it gives the question of why this kind of business.”

A spokesman for UKBA said they had “no record” of visiting the firms mentioned in the e-mail, which was sent to Coun Gordon and Coun Islam on December 9 last year.

A leaflet – seen by the Echo – that Coun Islam said was produced by people from “various parts of the city” states there will be a protest outside UKBA’s offices in Newport Road, Cardiff, on Saturday.

The leaflet alleges black and minority ethnic-run businesses have been “targeted” by immigration authorities in recent weeks and adds: “This is unacceptable and must end now.”

A propaganda letter from Plaid intended for voters in Riverside, also seen by the Echo, claims Coun Gordon has been “busy reporting local businesses to the UK Border Agency”.

Responding to the claims, Coun Gordon said: “It is the moral duty of an elected councillor presented with allegations of lawbreaking to pass them on to the appropriate public authority for investigation.

“Is Coun Islam saying that is wrong and that he is willing to turn a blind eye to allegations of lawbreaking?

“In December Coun Islam passed me information from a local Asian resident about poor housing conditions in a Riverside house and asked me to take it up, which I did. This local resident then e-mailed both myself and Coun Islam making allegations about illegal immigrants being employed in a local restaurant.

“I forwarded the e-mail to the appropriate agency for them to investigate. It is not for me to investigate such matters.

“Not only did Coun Islam not report this potential lawbreaking, but he has now revealed a matter that I believe should have remained confidential to the press, to his Plaid Cymru colleagues and to local people presumably to seek to discredit me in the run up to the local elections.

“Coun Islam and I represent different political parties but once elected we represent all the residents in Riverside regardless of their ethnicity. All I did last December was to forward, in good faith, information I was given by an Asian constituent to the appropriate authority for them to investigate.”

Immigration minister Damian Green said: “We target immigration offenders – not specific nationalities.

“When we receive clear intelligence that offences are being committed we take action.

“So far this month, we have carried out around 30 operations at businesses and residential addresses across South Wales targeting suspected offenders from a range of nationalities.”

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