"Islam will take over": UK undercover cop records Muslim extremists' secret meetings

04:24 PM | 17 Jun, 2016
LUTON (Staff Report) - An undercover Police officer kamal has secretly recorded meetings of Muslim extremists in support of the terror group at a church hall and the back garden of a home in Luton, Bedfordshire, last summer. Five primary men involved are under trial citing the same case.

According to daily mail, The first defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly told one gathering: 'We know that Islam is going to dominate all of this earth'. He also attended a meeting aimed at criticising British laws for gays.

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Marquee in the back garden of a house in Luton, where meetings in support of ISIS allegedly took place

Another audio recording allegedly captured the first defendant telling the undercover officer about a clamp down on extremism.

He also took part in a meeting in which the speaker expressed extremist views.

The first accused is also accused of addressing meetings in June and July last year at which he 'encouraged support for a proscribed organisation,' namely the Islamic State.

Yousaf Bashir, 35, is charged with addressing a meeting on June 29, to encourage support for ISIS. Rajib Khan, 37, is accused of arranging, managing or assisting in the arranging of a meeting on July 11, and addressing the same meeting to encourage support for Islamic State.

The fourth defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is said to have arranged three meetings in July, which he knew were to support Islamic State.The fifth defendant, Mohammed Sufiyan Choudry is also said to encourage support for ISIS.

The trial is underway and the accused deny the charges.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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