Indian origin jihadist skips bail, flees UK for Islamic State

An Indian-origin Islamist activist facing trial on terrorism charges skipped bail and fled UK.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 14, 2014 3:04 am
An Indian-origin Islamist activist facing trial on terrorism charges skipped bail and fled UK. An Indian-origin Islamist activist facing trial on terrorism charges skipped bail and fled UK.

An Indian-origin Islamist activist facing trial on terrorism charges skipped bail and fled the country with his family on Wednesday, headed through Paris to the Islamic State, British media have reported.  The escape, first revealed by The Daily Mail, came after Abu Rumaysah failed to surrender his passport, a condition of his bail, and has led to opposition charges of police incompetence.

Born Siddhartha Dhar, to a family Indian diplomatic sources in London told The Indian Express was of Bihar-Bengal origin, Abu Rumaysah had been arrested in September along with nine others, on charges of inciting terrorism, as part of an ongoing investigation of the London-based pro-jihadist group al-Muhajiroun.

Indian diplomatic sources said authorities in the United Kingdom had not requested any information on Rumaysah’s links, and there did not appear to be any connection between his radicalisation and his country of origin.  The sources added that there was no recorded of Rumaysah having visited India in the past several years.

Al-Muhajiroun, led by Bangladesh-origin Islamist Anjem Chowdhuri, has been at the forefront of campaigning for the Islamic State in the United Kingdom—mainly in public.  Rumaysah, who sources said converted to Islam during his teens and had long been estranged from his family, was a key member of the group and its offshoots, organising roadshows that sought to convert troubled youth to the cause.

It was at one of these that he is believed to have met, and possibly mentored, Michael Adebolajo, who beheaded British soldier Lee Rigby on a London street.

Rumaysah had, several times in the past, offered to renounce his citizenship if he was allowed to travel to the territories in Iraq and Syria now held by the Islamic State. In an interview given to the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 in August, Rumaysah said he “would love to live under the Islamic State and under the shariah”.

In a lecture delivered in September, laden with communal invective, Rumaysah praised Adolf Hitler for seeking to crush a purported Jewish conspiracy he described as “this evil thing”.  He added that Zionists had “no regard for human life”, citing as evidence the prominence of Jews in the medical profession, which he alleged dispensed drugs which have “adverse side-effects”.

He also blamed Jews for the rise of Shi’a Islam—who the Islamic State and other Sunni Islamists claim are heretics, and have targeted in large-scale killings across West Asia and Pakistan—saying the mother of its founder had belonged to the faith.

In a November interview to the BBC’s popular ‘60 Minutes’ programme, Rumaysah also defended Muslim vigilante groups charged with attacking women and homosexuals.  “I want to see every single woman in this country covered from head to toe,”  he said “I want to the see the hand of the thief cut. I want to see adulterers stoned to death.”

Lord Carlile, the former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, was among several prominent British figures who said he was shocked at the ease with which Rumaysah was able to evade authorities.  “Evidence of Mr Rumaysah’s statements at various times show that he wanted to leave the country”, he told the BBC on Wednesday. “So one would have hoped that the authorities were aware of that”

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    Pranab
    Nov 14, 2014 at 4:51 am
    All the fools and dumbs of highest order can only convert to Islam.
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      saataarkar
      Nov 14, 2014 at 4:31 am
      "Indian diplomatic sources said authorities in the United Kingdom had not requested any information on Rumaysah’s links, and there did not appear to be any connection between his radicalisation and his country of origin. The sources added that there was no recorded of Rumaysah having visited India in the past several years."Talk about racism :)
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        Brijkhanna
        Nov 14, 2014 at 11:45 am
        May we call this dereliction of duty? May we call it political interference/patronage to suspected Jihadists?, Is it not failure of Law and Order Agencies not to intercept this Jihadist at the stage of immigration? Corrupt Law and Order machinery, Political interference, lack of coordination between Police and Immigration Cell are all responsible.Hence forth while granting bail to suspected terrorist along with monetary bond we should take two or more sureties. In case the suspect jumps bail two sureties should be immediately arrested, denied any bail and ought to be prosecuted as an " accessories" to Crime with a jail terms exceeding two years.
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          Venk
          Nov 14, 2014 at 9:18 am
          He and his family will have to stay wherever he is as his pport will be withdrawn. Perhaps he will volunteer for a suicide mission and end up in paradise with a hundred virgins.
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            Cleanmaster
            Nov 14, 2014 at 10:44 am
            Kick out all Bangladeshi brought by Congress for Voting, First they are Muslims than they are Bengali. They tried to take Indian Pport and bring bad name. In India they get easily mixed up. Not only they are doing terrorists Acts in India and outside and bringing bad name to us. Curse Congress and Nehru's dynasty to do great harm to India. Kill them for every innocent Indian die.Kick Nehru dynasty with Bengladeshi.
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              harith
              Nov 14, 2014 at 2:48 am
              HAAAA; till now, ISIS is staying away from Israel; good for them; other wise, it would have been wiped out; they talk too much for publicity stunt and Money from gulf states. Oil is is the main issue here; rest are secondary.
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                harith
                Nov 14, 2014 at 2:51 am
                The present govt did its best to stop highly educated engineers. soft ware programmers from India and other asian nations, who actually benefit UK the most in terms of every thing;instead, turn blind eye for Zihadis canving for Terrorism. let us pity UK
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                  Robert Ruben
                  Nov 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm
                  "Al-Muhajiroun, led by Bangladesh-origin Islamist Anjem Chowdhuri" This is a false information. Anjem Chowdhuri is of STANI origin and not Bangladeshi.
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                    M
                    Nov 14, 2014 at 8:58 am
                    Why was this animal given bail? The civilized word should realize that brutish beasts like Islamic militants and their ideological ancestors have no human rights. They should not be treated like humans. They are vermin.
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                      Chopra TP
                      Nov 13, 2014 at 10:41 pm
                      Probably a Bangladeshi with fake Indian doents and a Hindu sounding name. There are a lot of those. The guy killed in the Bengal blasts recently had a fake Hindu name. These people are dangerous.
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                        indian
                        Nov 14, 2014 at 12:51 am
                        Britain is a victim of Muslim hatred and violence towards it.A civilized society has no defence against Islamic fundamentalism.stan trained and indoctrinated youth are the danger to the w world.
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                          Pankaj#1
                          Nov 14, 2014 at 12:48 am
                          Throw them to wolves. All the more reason to bar them from reentering in UK. Enough of civilized behavior for these uncivilized people.
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                            Arvind
                            Nov 14, 2014 at 9:41 am
                            This is not the first case where Anjem chowdhary's followers umed a Hindu ideny. A Briton of Bangladeshi muslim descent had named himself Gurukant Desai while his real brother was some Meah, who too was arrested in the same terror case. Here is the full report: Front The Telegraph, | Wednesday , December 29 , 2010 | ‘Hindu’ terrorist mystery deepens AMIT ROYLondon, Dec. 28: The mystery of Gurukanth Desai, one of nine men accused of plotting “Mumbai-style macres” across several British cities, including London, deepened yesterday.Among the nine men who appeared yesterday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court were three from Cardiff — Gurukanth Desai, 28, of Albert Street; Omar Sharif Latif, 26, of Neville Street; and Abdul Malik Miah, 24, of Ninian Park Road.Observers were puzzled initially at the inclusion of Desai in the group, whose other members are Muslims.But the court was yesterday also told that bearded Miah and clean-shaven Desai “are brothers”. Further, Miah’s wife is five months pregnant and Desai is a father of three young children.A police source contacted by The Telegraph could provide no explanation as to how Desai, obviously a Hindu, and Miah, obviously a Muslim, could be brothers.Without knowing the answer, he wondered if one had converted to Islam but had forgotten to change his name legally.A local newspaper, the South Wales Echo, doorstepped the addresses of the three men.It said neighbours of the charged trio spoke of their shock. The accused were described by residents in Riverside as Muslim family men who generally kept to themselves. “Gurukanth Desai, Omar Sharif Latif and Abdul Malik Miah all lived within a few minutes’ walk of each other in the city suburb.”The paper said police returned to the men’s homes on Boxing Day (December 26) but it was understood that the properties had been empty since the arrests on December 20.“Neighbours of Desai, who lived at Albert Street, said he had moved into the terrace house five months ago with his wife and three young children,” said the South Wales Echo.“A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: ‘When they came here we thought they were good family people. He was a really nice guy and spoke very politely.’ Another Albert Street resident added, ‘I know he was a family man and I just thought they were a normal family.’ ”Yesterday, the court was told that the men had carried out reconnaissance in London apparently with a view to cause explosions. High profile people in public life had also been selected.Potential targets included the tourist attraction London Eye, the Stock Exchange and Mayor Boris Johnson, it was claimed. The Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, two rabbis and the US emby in Grosvenor Square were also said to have been listed for possible attack.Big Ben was allegedly visited, while the Palace of Westminster was among other key landmarks said to have received their attention.The prosecution alleged the suspects had also conducted live tests on explosives as part of their “unlawful and malicious conspiracy”.Some of the men, described as being of Bangladeshi origin, were either born in the UK or had arrived when they were young, attending school and working in Britain.A covert surveillance operation was carried out by the police and MI5 that involved following the suspects and recording conversations, the court heard.Prosecutor Piers Arnold said Trafalgar Square was visited and then Westminster, where a mobile phone was allegedly held up and pointed at Big Ben.Surveillance teams then followed their quarries to the South Bank and the London Eye giant ferris wheel, which was being “observed intently”. They moved on to look at the Church of Scientology building on Queen Victoria Street near Blackfriars, before visiting a branch of McDonald’s (which is not thought to serve halal meat).After the arrests on December 20, searches at one of the addresses uncovered a handwritten note containing the contact details of six individuals, Arnold said.It had the full addresses of the Dean of St Paul’s and the Chapter House, two rabbis and their synagogues, the US Emby, London Stock Exchange and the work address of Boris Johnson, according to the Daily Mail court yesterday, the three from Cardiff “all looked relaxed, and Latif even winked and gave a thumbs-up as he was led from the dock”.The involvement of a Hindu in militant Islam is not without precedent in the UK.On November 7, 2006, Dhiren Barot was sentenced to life imprisonment, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to murder. It was recommended that he serve a minimum of 40 years, which was later reduced to 30.Barot was born in Baroda on December 1, 1971, into a conservative Hindu family. His parents moved to the UK from Kenya in 1973 to escape violence and discrimination in Kenya, when he was only one year old. Barot converted to Islam at the age of 20 in the UK. He attended the Kingsbury High School in north London.He adopted a number of aliases: Bilal, Abu Musa al-Hindi, Abu Eissa al-Hindi, and Issa al-Britani. He took part in militant campaigns against Indian forces in Kashmir.Rather like the nine in court yesterday, Barot admitted plotting to blow a number of targets but in New York — the Stock Exchange, the International Monetary Fund headquarters and the World Bank, among other targets. He had also planned to use limousines packed with explosives and radioactive “dirty” bombs for the attacks.
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                              Rajgopal
                              Nov 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm
                              Apart from setting up special courts for terror cases, Govt. should ensure that no one will get bail in terror case. Once they are out on bail, there is no control mechanism in India to track them. Best way is to deal them like non-civilians and try in army courts.
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                                Rajgopal
                                Nov 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm
                                Britain has first given patronage for all such activities for political motives. Now it is facing the heat. Same way, stan has given patronage to Talibani terrorism, now they are facing threat with in the country. Now both UK and stan have become safe den for hard core terrorists.
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                                  Shank Krish
                                  Nov 26, 2014 at 7:17 pm
                                  spot on. did divide and rule in India. now divide and rule happening in their own country.
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                                    joe
                                    Nov 14, 2014 at 4:50 am
                                    another lunatic on the run to change the world with his twisted idealogy
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                                      Nallavan Virumandi
                                      Nov 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm
                                      Exactly... Kashmir issue was initiated and well abetted by UK just for the sake of gaining sympathy and keep India boiling for another few decades. They are facing the heat now. Britains themselves dont have the right to walk at night in London streets due to Moral policing. Thanks to Islam!
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                                        Nallavan Virumandi
                                        Nov 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm
                                        Its not twisted ideology. But that particular ideology has twisted views. he is following that ideology to the core values as represented by its highest mes.
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