Thursday, February 22, 2018

'You planned an attack on the country where you were seeking asylum':

  • Munir Mohammed, 37, and Rowaida el-Hassan, 33, met on SingleMuslim.com
  • Within weeks, Mohammed was sending her gory videos of ISIS executions
  • Asked him to 'send more' and helped guide him to the chemicals for a bomb
  • Mohammed was jailed for life with minimum of 14 years and el-Hassan for 11 
A couple who plotted a 'devastating' IS-inspired bomb and poison attack after meeting on a Muslim dating site were both jailed today.
Asylum seeker Munir Mohammed, 37, enlisted the help of pharmacist Rowadia El-Hassan, 33, to help him carry out a lone wolf atrocity in the UK.
The Sudanese pair met on singlemuslim.com in March 2016, where El-Hassan's profile said she was looking for, 'Someone who can teach me new things and inspire me.' They soon started swapping IS propaganda on WhatsApp.
Sudanese asylum seeker Munir MohammedPharmacist Rowaida El-Hassan
Sudanese asylum seeker Munir Mohammed  enlisted the help of pharmacist Rowaida El-Hassan drawing on her knowledge of chemicals needed to make a bomb. 
They are both seen in undated police mug shots 
He sent her execution videos and she begged him to send more, before sending him material glorifying martyrdom.
 Mohammed later claimed he sent these videos to show her 'this is not the Muslim way'. 
Divorced mother-of-two El-Hassan helped food factory worker Mohammed by sending information about chemical components to make the explosive TATP, known as 'Mother of Satan' and how to source them.
She also assisted his online research about the manufacture of ricin.
They denied planning an attack but Mohammed, of Derby, and El-Hassan, of Willesden, north west London, were convicted of preparation of terrorist acts last month.
At the Old Bailey Mohammed was jailed for life with a minimum of 14 years, while El-Hassan was jailed for 12 years and handed an extended five year licence.
The judge ruled she was dangerous meaning she will serve at least two-thirds of the term. The court heard he spoke to an ISIS commander on Facebook. 
Mohammed sat slumped in the dock as the sentence was passed, while El-Hassan looked up at the public gallery as she left.

Passing sentence Judge Michael Topolski QC said: 'You decided to plan an attack on the country in which you were seeking asylum.

'For this plan you needed help. You found that help on the website SingleMuslim.com.
'Within weeks you were sending Rowaida El-Hassan Isis execution and propaganda videos and other material.

'Your intention was to cause an explosion intended to cause multiple deaths.' 
He said he was satisfied it was probably Mohammed who introduced the violent radical ideological material into the online relationship.

But Judge Topolski said: 'Far from rejecting it, she embraced it and became more and more absorbed by it.

'To the point where she became an enthusiastic, encouraging and supportive partner in what was being developed.

'They shared offensive and deeply disturbing attitudes towards, for example, followers of Shia Islam, gay people and other people routinely targeted by Islamic State.'

After the Orlando gay nightclub attack El-Hassan became concerned 'about the value of attacking soft targets' but Mohammed 'seemed willing to justify them', the judge added.
Quoting a pre sentence report, he said: 'She was a willing and equal, if not influential partner in this offence.'

The report found El-Hassan also poses a 'high risk of future harm'.

The judge told her: 'You knew full well he was engaging in planning an attack. And so it was that you assisted him by carrying out research online.

'Your commitment was consistent and sustained.

'I am sure that Munir Mohammed, whose plan this was, would not have got as far as he did in assembling all that he needed to launch a potentially devastating attack.'

The pair only met face to face up to three time in a park near her home, the court heard.

Both were arrested on December 12, 2016, and Mohammed was caught with two of the three components to make TATP.

He had instruction manuals on building explosives, mobile phone detonators and ricin.
On December 1, he was seen buying 'acetone free' nail polish from Asda, mistakenly believing it was a component of TATP because of his poor English. 

A week later he went to a shop in Derby, Ace Discounts, where he asked about pressure cookers.

At El-Hassan's home officers seized two phones, sulphuric acid and a box containing four face masks bought from Amazon.

Prosecutors argued the pair had a 'shared extremist ideology', with the case showing how easily terrorist plots can be prepared because of the internet.

Mohammed spoke on Facebook to an IS commander, who used the site for a call to arms for lone wolf attacks throughout the world.

He pledged allegiance to IS, expressed willingness to participate in 'a new job in the UK' and asked for bomb making instructions.

El-Hassan said on her dating profile she was a pharmacist with a Masters degree from University College London.

She wrote: 'I am looking for a simple, very simple, honest and straight forward man who fears Allah before anything else.

'I am looking for a man I can vibe with on a spiritual and intellectual level. Someone who can teach me new things and inspire me.'

Mohammed described himself online as a British citizen from Sudan, working as a physicist who was looking for a wife and partner and to have children.

He arrived in the UK in the back of a lorry and claimed asylum in 2014, appealing to Derby Labour MP Margaret Beckett for help with his immigration problems two years later.

The investigation was led by Counter Terrorism Policing North East and the East Midlands Special Operations Unit - Special Branch, supported by Derbyshire, and Metropolitan Police Forces.
DCI Paul Greenwood from Counter Terrorism Policing North East, said: 'It was only a matter of weeks after meeting each other that Mohammed and El Hassan had formed such a strong trust that Mohammed shared extremist material with her.

'This then rapidly escalated and El Hassan, a qualified pharmacist, readily passed on her knowledge to Mohammed giving him the technical assistance he need in preparing for a terrorist attack.

'Although we do not know what Mohammed and El Hassan's exact intentions were, a number of concerning items had already been purchased and the pair had done extensive research regarding making TATP (acetone peroxide) and ricin.

'The evidence clearly shows that the pair planned to cause harm and today's verdict, and subsequent sentences, means they will now have to face up to their actions in prison.'

Detective Superintendent Mark Pollock, Head of EMSOU-SB, said: 'The response to this incident demonstrates our commitment to finding and bringing to justice those who are intent on causing harm to our communities in the name of whatever cause.

'While this conspiracy was centred in Derby and London, resources from across the national Counter Terrorism network were brought to bear on them, culminating in the successful result today.

'Nevertheless, while these individuals are today starting long prison sentences, it is essential that the public continues to provide information around others who may be planning or supporting attacks like those we saw earlier this year in Manchester and London.'

Chief Superintendent Jim Allen, who is in charge of policing in Derby, said: 'The residents of Derby were shocked by these arrests late last year. Through our relationship with our partner agencies and through our Safer Neighbourhood teams, we were able to reassure the community and they really pulled together to support each other.

'This case is a stark reminder to Derby residents that the threat of terrorism is real and present and it highlights the need to be vigilant. 

Your local policing teams are at work every day trying to address this threat and it's testament to the community in Derby that Mohammed was detected and brought to justice before he could act.

'Derby has always been a vibrant and multi-cultural city; a safe place to live, work and visit. My message is this - come to Derby, enjoy shopping here, enjoy our nightlife and everything the city has to offer.

'I would ask anyone to report anything suspicious to us; be that suspicious behaviour among friends, colleagues, neighbours or family. Speak to us and share any concerns you have.' 

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Muslim rape gang sex crimes against children at “record high”

Averaging at 177 cases a day, child sex crime allegations including rape and grooming are at a record high in the UK
One would think that these sickening crimes against children would have ended by now, given the scandal over their having been covered up. Not so when the crimes are perpetrated by an extraordinarily privileged group: Muslim men, who are protected by “Islamophobia” campaigns against anyone who reports and comments too much about their abuses. Obviously, not all Muslim men commit such crimes in the name of their religion, but those who do are being shielded because of their religious identity.
Breitbart London previously reported how an examination of previous alleged child sex offence records published by the NSPCC found that the majority of child sexual abuse cases were taking place in areas with significant ‘Asian’ populations.
First came the phrase “Asian” to describe the Muslim men who were abusing young British girls. Then came the phrase “grooming gangs,” as if these rapists were gangs of hairdressers. These terms are used to continue the inexcusable coverup of the large-scale rape and abuse of young girls by Muslim men, and to divert attention away from the beliefs that lead some Muslim men to believe that they have the right to sexually abuse infidel girls who are unveiled.
The UK’s former race tsar Trevor Phillips has said the British establishment must wake up and accept the fact that the men in these type of grooming rings are all Muslim.
Police were involved in these epidemic coverups, as were politicians and social workers. Recall the absurdity of Labour MP Naz Shah retweeting to the abused girls to “shut up for the good of diversity,” thus demonstrating the readiness of some politicians to sacrifice anything in the name of “diversity.” Shah is still a member of Parliament.
Another Labour MP, Sarah Champion, stated rightly that “people care more about being called racist than preventing child abuse.”
When the Muslim grooming gang cases finally hit the courts, their racism was exposed. The perpetrators referred to the victims as “white trash” and “easy meat,” prompting the former director of public prosecutions, Lord McDonald, to state that the abuses were  “profoundly racist,” but this brand of racism mattered far less than “Islamophobia.”
The horror continued to escalate. NSPCC (the UK Children’s Charity) chief executive Peter Wanless states:
These abhorrent crimes can shatter a child’s life, leaving them to feel humiliated, depressed or even suicidal. That is why it is crucial every single child who has endured abuse and needs support must get timely, thorough help so they can learn to rebuild their lives.
The difficulty is that the lives of these innocent girls are not the priority. Advancing a “diversity” agenda in the name of multiculturalism is the priority. At the head of these drives are Muslim Brotherhood-linked lobbies that apply sustained pressure against the UK establishment, as well as against every other free society in the West, in order to gain special privileges for Muslims. They do it by claiming victimhood while their coreligionists commit the vilest of abuses against innocent people. When abuse victims are discussed too much in the judgement of Muslim-Brotherhood linked groups, those groups shout “Islamophobia” from the rooftops, and the establishment quivers.
As long as Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups continue to intimidate non-Muslims by branding them “racist” and “Islamophobic,” the human rights principles of Judeo-Christian civilization will decline, and Sharia principles will continue to grow in influence.
“Campaigners Warn Reported Sex Crimes Against Children at Record High”, by Virginia Hale, Breitbart, February 20, 2018:
Averaging at 177 cases a day, child sex crime allegations including rape and grooming are at a record high in the UK, the NSPCC has warned.
Figures compiled from Freedom of Information requests submitted to police forces across Britain found there were a total of 64,667 sex crimes against children under the age of 18 reported in 2016/17 — a rise of 15 per cent from the previous year.
Almost 14,000 of the cases involved alleged offences against children aged 10 or under, while 2,788 were allegedly carried out against children aged four or under.
NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: “This dramatic rise is extremely concerning and shows just how extensive child sexual abuse is.
“These abhorrent crimes can shatter a child’s life, leaving them to feel humiliated, depressed or even suicidal.
“That is why it is crucial every single child who has endured abuse and needs support must get timely, thorough help so they can learn to rebuild their lives.”
Reporting the finding that an online element was present in around 10 per cent of cases, the NSPCC said that the emergence of online groomers appears to be one “significant problem” that has contributed to the increase in sexual offences reported against children.
Mr. Wanless added: “These new figures suggest the police are making real progress in how they investigate sex offences against children.
“To help them tackle the issue going forward, we must ensure the police are equipped to work with other agencies and provide ongoing support and training to officers on the front line.”
Breitbart London previously reported how an examination of previous alleged child sex offence records published by the NSPCC found that the majority of child sexual abuse cases were taking place in areas with significant ‘Asian’ populations.
The worrying statistics have emerged against the backdrop of data showing the rate of serious crime to have surged across Britain, and especially England, in recent years.
Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures released in October revealed there to have been 19 per cent rises from the previous year in sexual offences and violence …..

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Police drafted in for public meeting over proposed Islamic centre

Police have been needed at a Leicester council meeting due to controversial plans for a new Islamic education centre in a heavily Hindu-populated area of the city.
In a sign of the heightened tensions in communities across Britain, up to half a dozen officers from Leicestershire Police were seen stood outside City Hall on Wednesday evening as 200 people flocked to the hotly anticipated planning meeting.
The visible police presence was accompanied by around a dozen security guards inside the council house as the planning application to convert a former warehouse on Belper Street, Belgrave, into Muslim prayer room, education centre and nursery was debated by elected representatives. It is understood the event passed without incident.
Over 5,000 people, including Leicester East MP Keith Vaz, had objected to the proposals primarily due to the general disturbance and traffic generated by the new development, dubbed a mosque because of its prayer facilities. Others opposed the application by Fusion Consulting Services Ltd down to concerns about having an Islamic place of worship so close to a nearby Hindu temple and church.
One official objection, by Ms B Patel, stated: “Congestion would worsen. Social tensions would be increased, similar to East Park Road, due to such close proximity of Hindu and Muslim places of worship. Leicester already has many good quality mosques within a short walk of this location, another one is not required.”
The Islamic centre had been recommended for refusal by council officers and following a lively discussion committee members voted by five votes to two to reject the application, with one abstention, on the grounds that the plans would lead to more residential noise and disturbance.
Fayyaz Suleman, agent for the project, told the meeting: “The planners appear to have been influenced by other subjective factors and local politicians.”
He also later confirmed that there would be an appeal against the decision made by Leicester City Council, citing “political pressure” and “outside influences” as factors for its refusal.
The case echoes another contentious planning dispute in London’s Golders Green where the Centre of Islamic Enlightening want to create an Islamic centre and mosque in the heart of one of the city’s largest Jewish communities. That case has yet to be ruled on by Barnet Council after also amassing thousands of objections from local residents.

ISIS is still recruiting terrorists and spreading radical beliefs at UK universities

Security Minister Ben Wallace, criticised British universities for not doing enough against terrorist recruiters on campuses.
“One head of a university society is currently serving a lengthy prison sentence over a plot to kill police and soldiers,” Wallace said. “He was at the university, head of one of the societies and busily engaged in more than just espousing his beliefs.”
Islamists in the UK are using schools and universities to spread their radical beliefs and recruit a new generation of jihadis. Wallace added:
“We know there are and have been terrorist radicalizers, terrorist recruiters and terrorists active on campus who have recruited young men and women into terrorism. 
We certainly see at the moment and recently young people being engaged by Isis recruiters in young settings, in education settings, quite a lot and that is a worry.”
Last year British authorities said, that at least 850 people from the UK have travelled to support jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.
Islamist groups in the country are targeting schools and universities to indoctrinate and recruit the next generation of jihadis. 
Government inspectors have found Islamist books in school libraries and children are being groomed for terrorist activities.
The UK newspaper The Sun reported Security Minister’s statement on Friday:
Security Minister Ben Wallace blasted universities for failing to do enough to safeguard against terrorist radicalisers on campus.
[Minister Wallace told Parliament’s Human Rights committee]: “We know there are and have been terrorist radicalisers, terrorist recruiters and terrorists active on campus who have recruited young men and women into terrorism.
“We certainly see at the moment and recently young people being engaged by Isis recruiters in young settings, in education settings, quite a lot and that is a worry.
An estimated 850 British Muslims have traveled to fight for jihadi terror groups in Syria and Iraq, out of which some 400 battle-hardened terrorists have already returned to the country. 
These returning ISIS terrorists could recruit and train further jihadis, UK authorities fear.
According to official estimates, the UK is currently home to some 35,000 Islamists. 
The Muslim population of the country is set to triple in 30 years, rising from 4 million in 2017 to 13 million by 2030. 
Given this exponential rate of growth, the number of Islamists in the country is expected to skyrocket as well.
 The Islamist mobilization on schools and campuses is merely a reflection of this trend.

Monday, February 19, 2018

London Modest Fashion Week celebrates Sharia-compliant clothing weeks after women burn hijabs in Iran

“London’s ‘Modest’ Fashion Show Celebrates Sharia-Compliant Clothing Weeks After Women Burn Hijabs in Iran,” by Victoria Friedman, Breitbart, February 17, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
London Modest Fashion Week will “celebrate” Britain’s growing sharia-compliant fashion industry — less than two weeks after women living under Islamic fundamentalist regimes risked imprisonment when they burnt their hijabs on No Hijab Day.
Described as an “exciting addition to the London fashion calendar” and “a celebration of style and global cultures”, London Modest Fashion Week will showcase “modest style” lines on the catwalk this weekend.
The show will also put on a sharia legal clinic and zakat (religious tax) hub at the Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, venue.
Organised by the Islamic clothing curator Haute Elan, the fashion website’s founder Romanna Bint-Abubaker said in 2017: “The fastest growing global consumer is at the moment the Muslim market.
“One in three people by 2030 will be a Muslim in the world — that’s a huge population.”
Last year’s inaugural show was sponsored by the makeup brand Illamasqua which promised would “never knowingly sell” their products to supporters of U.S. President Donald J. Trump. This year, it is sponsored by the major American haircare brand TRESamm√©.

Promotional video from 2017’s London Modest Fashion Week

Labelling sharia-compliant clothing “modest” begs the question whether women who do not comply with Islamic fundamentalist rules — and are ‘insufficiently’ covered — are deemed “immodest”.Less than two weeks ago, social media was dominated by pictures and videos of women in Middle Eastern countries with strict legal dress codes burning their Islamic headscarves, or hijabs, accompanied by the hashtag #NoHijabDay.
The protests were in support of Iranian women demonstrating against the legally mandated headscarf that has been part of the Islamic Republic’s dress code since the country’s Islamic fundamentalist revolution in 1979.
Breitbart London revealed that the British government was promoting the “liberation” of the Islamic veil by encouraging Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff to wear the garment, issuing free hijabs on World Hijab Day (February 1st)….

Sweden: Muslim teen beats his sister with baseball bat for refusing to wear Islamic veil

150 schools now make it compulsory for girls to wear hijab

“Ministers too ‘politically correct’ to enforce hijab policy in schools, former Ofsted boss warns,” by Kate McCann, Telegraph, February 14, 2018:
The Government is too politically correct to enforce rules on hijabs in schools, leaving teachers “alone, isolated and vulnerable”, the former head of Ofsted has warned.
Sir Michael Wilshaw said a lack of formal policy from the Department for Education on whether children should be allowed to cover their heads in lessons has led to angry clashes.
He also highlighted concerns that there are 150 schools around the country which make it compulsory for children to wear hijabs, adding that “the country has enormously changed” and some communities hold very conservative views which cannot easily be challenged.
It follows a public outcry after a primary school in east London announced it was banning children from wearing hijabs but was forced to reverse the decision after complaints from parents.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday Sir Michael said: ” There’s something like 150 schools…. which in short make it compulsory for youngsters to wear a hijab – so what’s happening about those schools?
“The country has enormously changed. When heads want to change things, they have now to take into account deep-seated and sincere feeling of communities, some of whom who have conservative views.
“The Government needs to step in. It can no longer say it’s up to the headteachers. That head might be faced with an opposition which says, well hang on, you made this decision, but there’s a school half a mile away which does allow [wearing hijabs for primary aged children].”
Asked if a fear of being politically incorrect was stopping the Government from developing a national policy on hijabs in schools, he said: “Yes absolutely. There is a reticence, and it’s leaving headteachers alone, isolated and vulnerable.”
Currently schools are expected to set their own policy on uniform, but critics have warned some feel unable to do so because of strong held views about religious attire, and have called on ministers to help by setting national guidance.
The Government is expected to come under further pressure to publish formal guidance on hijabs later this month, after the education select committee said it would hear evidence from the current chief inspector of schools about the issue.
Amanda Spielman will be questioned by MPs after she backed the Newham school’s decision.
Earlier this month she said some religious fundamentalists want to “actively pervert the purpose of education … and in the worst cases indoctrinate impressionable minds with extremist ideology”….

London Modest Fashion Week celebrates Sharia-compliant clothing weeks after women burn hijabs in Iran


“Christians should resist Islam at every level in society” – report

Islam is an intolerant religion which should be “challenged and confronted” at every level of society, according to an explosive article published by a Christian lobby group.
Tim Dieppe, director of Islamic Affairs at Christian Concern, has penned an investigation into ‘The Challenge of Islam in the UK’ which covers demographics, segregation, cultural influence, jihadists, sharia law, problems in society and the attraction of Islam.
Dieppe argues that Islam has a disproportionate influence on British culture given that it represents just five per cent of the population, referencing the increase in Halal meat in supermarkets, Islamic dress sold in high street retailers and excessive funding seeping into all levels of education.
“So far as religious influence goes, this is most symbolically demonstrated with the fact that many church buildings have been converted to Mosques. Indeed, the Mosque attended by the Manchester Arena attacker was previously a Methodist church. Perhaps even more shockingly, the Muslim call to prayer was chanted in Gloucester Cathedral earlier this year and in St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow, the Qur’an was recited during a Communion service,” he states.
The report recognises a failure in Britain “morally and spiritually”, citing family breakdown and a loss of national identity among the reasons for this. It also admits that Christianity is seen as “weak and in decline”, adding: “Christians lack confidence in their beliefs and cannot define or defend their faith well.”
And with just five to seven per cent of Britons regularly attending church, alongside the backdrop of Islam being the fastest growing religion, the report author claims that the Muslim mindset is that Britain and the British people should accept Islam as the foundation for society.
The conclusion of the essay titled ‘How can the church respond?’ outlines ‘five pillars’ for reversing the current trajectory.
It states: “The church needs to build up resources for Christians to confidently challenge and confront Islam in our society at every level. Whether it is with friends or neighbours, or in the public square and in the media.
“There are aspects of Islam that need to be exposed. Islam is an intolerant religion. That does not mean that all Muslims are intolerant people. Rather, it means the ideology presented in the Qur’an and in the example of Muhammad is intolerant. It is also discriminatory against women and non-Muslims. It advocates violence and cruel punishments. It seeks political power. These things need to be exposed. The influence of Islam in our society needs to be resisted in law and in politics.”
Christian Concern, founded in 2004, then boldly argues that only “radical Christianity” can halt the Islamisation of Britain.
“In the end, the only effective response to radical Islam is radical Christianity. If more of us were radical, bold and unashamed about our faith, confident in confrontation and challenging Islam’s claims, then many more Muslims would turn to Christianity,” Dieppe adds.
“As it is, there are reports of churches baptising Muslim believers on a regular basis in some cases. God appears to have chosen Islam to awaken the church. The question is will we respond to this call?”

Sunday, February 18, 2018

UK could be flooded by 100 ISIS jihadis but we are ready, terror officer says

THE UK could be flooded by up to 100 sick ISIS killers now the “caliphate has been defeated militarily” but the police are “absolutely waiting” and prepared, a senior counter-terror officer has disclosed.

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UK police are prepared for the threat posed by Isis militants according to a terror expert
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu emphasised that authorities are "absolutely waiting" for any militants who try to come back.
But he played down the prospect of all those who are technically eligible to re-enter the country doing so.
Mr Basu noted that not all of those are "mono-Brits", saying the number includes "a lot" of dual nationals.
In an interview published by the Combating Terrorism Centre at West Point, he said: "Like other countries, we operate on the principle that we don't want you back, and therefore we will deprive you of your British passport and the Government has done that.
Because of this, the ones who could come back are about a third of this 300 number.
"And for those among those who end up coming back, we are absolutely waiting for them. That's the bottom line."
Security services estimate that around 300 individuals who travelled from the UK to take part in the conflict in Syria and Iraq remain in the region.
The Home Secretary can deprive someone of their British citizenship if they are satisfied taking the measure is "conducive to the public good", such as in national security cases.
There are rules against rendering someone "stateless", and the power can only be used where the individual in question has dual nationality, or if there is a reasonable belief that they could acquire citizenship of another state.
Figures show that 36 deprivations of citizenship orders were made on the "public good" basis between 2006 and 2015. More up-to-date statistics are expected to be published in the coming weeks.
Unconfirmed reports have suggested Londoners Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, who are suspected of being members of the ISIS group nicknamed "The Beatles" and were captured last month, were stripped of their UK citizenship.
Approximately 850 UK-linked individuals travelled to engage with the Syrian conflict, according to Government estimates.
Around half have returned, while 15 per cent are believed to have died.
Mr Basu said the large majority of those who have come back did so "very quickly and early on" and are "not where the bigger threat lies".
The Metropolitan Police officer identified the possible return of "committed recruits" as the greater danger but predicted most would rather "fight on" than come back.
He added: ”As far as those who are still overseas are concerned, we have been making it very clear that this will be a very hostile place to come back to, and I do not think most of these foreign fighters will want to come back.”
Predictions of a "large reverse flow" as the so-called "caliphate" disintegrated have not materialised, he said, adding: "Instead, we are seeing just the odd person come back."
Mr Basu, the senior national co-ordinator for counter-terror policing, also highlighted how the IS ideology has been "diffused onto the internet".
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The Government have been preparing and making sure they have checks in place for returning fighters
He said: "The caliphate may have been defeated militarily, but it has now become a virtual network."
Calling for close co-operation from social media companies, he said: "They've got the brainpower, and they've got the resources, and they need to help."
Mr Basu also backed calls for the "hugely controversial" Prevent programme to be subject to independent review.
Security minister Ben Wallace said: "This Government is taking decisive action to protect the public from the threat posed by individuals who have travelled to fight in the conflict in Syria and Iraq.
"We are using our range of tools to stop people returning and, where this is not possible, to manage the risk they may present if they do return.
"We have deprived people of their British citizenship and have excluded others who have never been British to prevent their return to this country.
"Where individuals do return, the police and Crown Prosecution Service will look to prosecute them where there is evidence a crime has been committed, and in addition, there are various other means to manage any threat they pose."

Multiculturalism has failed say Bradford residents

Nine in ten people say Bradford is divided, in a nod to the city’s failed multiculturalism experiment, according to a new poll in a local newspaper.
The eye-opening survey comes as city councillors said “Asian youths” had attacked pubs owned by white business owners in November and more generally intimidated women from visiting the town centre after dark to enjoy the night time economy. The council chamber heard further claims that armed police had been required at a recent Jewish community event amid a “huge increase” in anti-Semitism and that people had been caught “goose-stepping” outside a centre for asylum seekers in Keighley.
A report on the story, appearing in both the Telegraph & Argus and Asian Image, asked readers: ‘Do you think Bradford is a divided district?’ to which a whopping 89 per cent answered ‘yes’ in a poll of almost 2,300 people. Latest census information published in June 2017 revealed that Bradford is home to the largest Pakistani population in England (20.3 per cent) with a quarter of the population (24.7 per cent) identifying as Muslim.
At last Wednesday’s meeting of Bradford City Council’s Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee, councillors had heard the findings of a new report designed to strengthen community relations in the northern city. The report said the council’s diversity and cohesion team was working with all religious groups and other organisations in its response to the Louise Casey report on opportunity and integration, which gives recommendations to the government.
But councillor Arshad Hussain, who chairs the committee, said there were “many areas in this city” where people were afraid to go depending on their ethnicity.
“Community relations in this city were a lot better 25 years ago,” the Labour member told the public meeting. “Are we really achieving what we are supposed to be achieving? I don’t think so. Last month on Bonfire Night in my ward, three pubs were stoned by Asian youths. These were the only white businesses in the area. No Asian businesses were attacked. They were targeted because they were white.”

He added: “I am really cheesed off with things like this. There are so many areas in this city where white people are scared to go into. Likewise there are other areas where Asian people are scared to go into. That is a horrible state of affairs and it should never have got to this stage. Perhaps you should start to do things in a different way. You tend to use the same organisations time and time again. Perhaps you should start delivering on the doorstep and getting new groups on board because I think we are heading towards disaster.”
Conservative councillor Simon Cooke said: “At a recent event at the synagogue there were armed police posted outside. Is that an example of community cohesion that a Jewish event needed police protection? I think we are kidding ourselves. I represent thousands of people who never come into Bradford and I am only five miles up the road. They say they don’t feel safe. That’s the reality.”
And councillor Vanda Greenwood, continuing the damning indictment of Bradford’s integration agenda, added: “There is a real problem of people’s perception of Bradford. My daughter is 23 and she and her friends say they will not come into Bradford for a drink or night out because they say there are gangs of Asian males hanging around. They say they do not feel safe and instead go to Leeds.”
Presenting the report, Ian Day, the council’s assistant director for neighbourhood and customer services, said there was work going on with the communities and there was funding for that work.
“I do recognise that there is more work to do. Funding resources are being put into areas where there are entrenched views,” he told the chamber.
But local resident Ryan Quinn, responding to the survey results, told Shy Society: “I would absolutely agree with the statement that Bradford is divided and it’s not surprising at all that 89 per cent of people feel that way here. Since the Bradford riots the political class here has done nothing but pander to political correctness – hoping to bridge the divide but instead widening it.
“I feel like identifying the outcome of multiculturalism is good but the cause needs to be identified along with it for anything to change.”