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Terror Trail Leads From Nigeria to UK Mosque

Sunday, 27 December 2009 10:33 PM

Security agencies in Britain are investigating reports that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the young Nigerian accused of attempting to blow up a transatlantic airliner, contacted radical Muslims while studying at university in London, The Independent understands.

Mohammed Mutallab, a cousin of the arrested man, has claimed that the 23-year-old came under the influence of extremist groups while in this country, and associates claim he visited the East London Mosque, which has attracted criticism for hosting Muslim hardline preachers, three times.

MI5 and Special Branch are looking through intelligence records to see whether Abdulmutallab surfaced at the “fringes” of any terrorist plots in Britain.

Abdulmutallab was denied a British visa in May this year by the UK Border Agency – he claimed he planned to attend a six-month course, but the educational establishment turned out to be bogus.

Security agencies are trying to establish what may have been his real motive for trying to enter the UK. The supposed six-month course was to begin in September 2009, which would have placed him in this country in time for the projected Christmas attack. He will be asked whether the original plan was to board a flight from Britain.

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