'First Islamic terrorist' suffered a miscarriage of justice, judges rule

Published Date: 30 January 2010

By John Robertson

THE man dubbed Scotland’s first Islamist terrorist had his conviction quashed yesterday after judges ruled he had suffered a miscarriage of justice.

Lawyer Aamer Anwar, centre, leaves court with Mohammed Atif Siddique‘s parents, Mohammed and Parveen, after yesterday’s appeal hearing. Picture: Jane Barlow

But Mohammed Atif Siddique remained behind bars last night as prosecutors decided whether to put him on trial a second time for terrorist offences.

Siddique, 24, a former student who had threatened to become a suicide bomber in the heart of Glasgow, must wait two weeks to learn whether the Crown wants to try to prosecute him again. Continue reading

New anti-terrorism thinktank in Scotland

by Sunny on 20th July, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I was sent this press release. Don’t know anything about these guys… our readers may know more?


Azeem Ibrahim, the Scottish rich list entrepreneur and Harvard scholar is launching a unique new think tank through his philanthropic foundation, the Ibrahim Foundation, which will fill a hole in Scotland’s anti-radicalisation programme and contribute to Scotland’s long-term national security. Continue reading