(NEW DELHI) Glasgow Airport Bombing Report: The Al-Qaeda terrorist who helped ‘mastermind’ the terrorist attack served 18-months and was deported has confessed to his involvement in planning the suicide bombing and revealed exactly how the plot was hatched #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.31: Sabeel Ahmed, a former NHS doctor, was arrested following the June 2007 attack and sentenced to 18 months in prison in the UK after pleading guilty to failing to disclose information that could have prevented an act of terrorism: He was then deported to India after his release….

#AceDailyNews says that a former NHS doctor behind Glasgow Airport jihad bombing confesses to plotting the attack and the Al-Qaeda terrorist behind confesses to plotting attack,” by Craig Williams, of GlasgowLive, August 26, 2021:

His brother, Kafeel Ahmed, died of his injuries in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 2007, two months after the attack – which saw him attempt to drive a burning jeep loaded with propane canisters into the airport terminal building.

Fellow perpetrator, Bilal Abdullah, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder in December of 2009 and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 32 years.

Ahmed, nicknamed ‘Motu Doctor’ by Indian security services, is currently in custody in Delhi’s Tihar Jail having been detained in Saudi Arabia in September last year and extradited to India in connection with an alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorism recruitment plot.

Hindi News have labelled Ahmed Sabeel ‘probably the single most highly educated terrorist of India’ and report that he ‘used his ancestral property worth to fund terrorism, recruit terrorists and buy arms to create havoc’ in the country.

They report that Ahmed, in his confession concerning his role as ‘mastermind’ of the Glasgow Airport attack, says he was radicalised alongside his elder brother Kapil while on repeated visits to the Tipu Sultan Masjid mosque and surrounding areas in Kolkata, India.

While working as a doctor at a hospital near Liverpool, Ahmed added that he was in constant contact with his elder brother and that during that time his brother would constantly talk to him about committing Jihad.

Sabeel told the news outlet: “After some time in May 2007, my elder brother Kafeel Ahmed came to visit me in England. My brother told me that something big has to be done for Jihad and for that we have to plan together”.

Sabeel revealed that he and his brother were planning a suicide attack in London and he assured Kafeel of all possible help. Despite this, Kafeel returned to India. Things then started happening when Kafeel went to Iceland and during that period the pair kept talking by email and other communication methods and planned Jihad….

Sabeel added: “Just before the Glasgow bomb blasts on June 30, 2007, my brother Kafeel sent me a message in which he had sent the password of an email. I read the message, which was about Mission Jihad.

“There was a suicide attack at Glasgow Airport on the day the email was sent. Kafeel was badly injured in this attack and was immediately admitted to hospital, where he died one month later”.

Sabeel was subsequently arrested in Liverpool by anti-terrorism officers and sentenced to jail for failing to disclose information that could have prevented the attack – having misled detectives probing the attack for five days….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.31: 2021:

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(LONDON) #COP26 Reality Check Report: Rich nations “must deliver now” on long-promised funding to help poorer countries fight climate change, says the President of the 26th United Nations #ClimateChange Conference which takes place in Glasgow in November #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.27: The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021: The climate talks will bring together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change: As COP26 Presidency, the UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire action ahead of #COP26.

#COP26 #ClimateChange……How much is the developing world getting to fight climate change ? Net zero targets are ‘pie in the sky’ So what will really be the result of another group of rich nations sitting down eating expensive meals in expensive hotels and backed by so many companies who caused the problem …..It has become “a matter of trust”, Alok Sharma says please Go to the COP26 website for more information.

By Chris Morris
Reality Check Correspondent

The developed world had pledged to provide $100bn (£720m) a year by 2020, but this has still not been achieved so what’s next….?

Climate finance was discussed at length during a meeting in London of ministers and officials from more than fifty countries, 

According to the senior UN climate representative Patricia Espinosa, developing countries “were very insistent and very clear in their messages” that they expect commitments made up to 2020 to be met. 

It is going to be hard enough for rich countries to adjust to the need to remove fossil fuels and carbon from their own economies. 

But it is going to be a lot more challenging in developing nations, where there is far less money to pay for new infrastructure and technology. 

And there are an awful lot of people under threat.

So funding is needed for:

  • adaptation – adjusting to the growing effects of climate change
  • mitigation – reducing the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere

How much has been promised?

As long ago as 2009, the developed world agreed it would provide $100bn a year by 2020 to help poorer countries:

  • deal with the effects of climate change 
  • build greener economies in the future 

But, although official figures have not yet been released, an expert reportcommissioned by the United Nations concludes the target has not been reached – even though a new and more ambitious target is now supposed to be set for 2025. 

“The $100bn commitment should be seen as a floor not a ceiling,” lead author Amar Bhattacharya, from the Brookings Institution, says.

“Some progress has been made – but a lot more needs to be done.”

For many countries, this is the biggest issue to resolve in the run-up to Cop26 – and the very poorest are demanding action.

How far short are the pledges? 

It is quite hard to calculate what money should be included in the overall figure, because it is a complicated mix of money from governments, international lenders and private companies.

But the UN and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimate the total had reached nearly $79bn by 2018 – and failed to reach $100bn by 2020. 

Building towards the $100bn target. Climate finance provided for developing countries/$bn.  .

Between 2016 and 2018, 43% of the funding went to Asia, 25% to Africa and 17% to the Americas – a lot of it spent on green energy or transport infrastructure. 

But far more will be needed.

Who is not paying enough?

The rich countries recognise they have not yet met the target they set themselves. 

“Within the G7 [group of rich countries], the three countries that have been the leaders are Germany, Japan and France in that order,” Mr Bhattacharya says. 

The UK and Canada are slightly behind them – but the two big laggards are the United States and, particularly, Italy. 

ReutersThe UK will be hosting Cop26

In April, the US announced it would double its 2016 climate-finance contributions to $5.7bn by 2025 – but compared with the size of its economy, that is still very small. 

Meanwhile, Italy provides only about $0.6bn per year.

Both countries have signed up to a big push to increase the overall amount of money provided, but that will need domestic political approval. 

“President Biden has indicated to me his total commitment to helping to make that happen,” US Climate Envoy John Kerry says. 

“If they [the developed world] do not come together and produce that, it is going to be exceedingly hard to get any kind of broad-based agreement.”

So there is an expectation further announcements will be made between now and Cop26. And ministers from Germany and Canada have been tasked with developing a “credible delivery plan” to make sure the $100bn figure is achieved. 

But experts say that should be only the beginning. 

Dr Alina Averchenkova, from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, says: “$100bn isn’t going to do it – we need to move trillions in both public and private money. 

“The pandemic has shown us it can be done when there is the political will. 

“Unfortunately, climate change is quickly becoming the same kind of emergency – and it will be with us for the long term.” 

Are there any strings attached to the money?

Yes. By 2018, about three-quarters of the government money made available for climate action in developing countries was in the form of loans that need to be paid back, rather than grants that do not. 

The share of grants was higher to the very poorest countries – but still less than half the total. 

And that is a big problem in countries, many already heavily in debt, where Covid has made access to international funds even more pressing.

“Developing countries cannot just rely on loans, so it is going to be really important that more climate finance is provided in grants,” Dr Averchenkova says. 

“It’s never going to be the whole amount – but it needs to be more.”

So it is the quality as well as the quantity of funding that matters. 

And the message from the world’s poorer countries is pretty simple – if you want ambitious climate targets, you are going to have to pay for them.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.27: 2021:

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(SCOTLAND) Glasgow Court Report: A former prison officer has been told he must serve a minimum of 20 years for murdering his friend and dumping her naked body in a forest in April 2019: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.23: Ross Willox, 42, killed Emma Faulds, 39, after a party at his house in Monkton, South Ayrshire, in April 2019: The youth worker’s body was found six weeks later after CCTV and mobile phone analysis was used to narrow down the remote search area:

Emma Faulds Murder: ‘Ross Willox jailed for at least 20 years after he was convicted of the murder at the High Court in Glasgow last month’

BBC Police Scotland

On Tuesday, he was jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 20 years before he can apply for parole.

Judge Lord Mulholland told him: “Only you will know what happened in your house that night that led to you killing your friend.

“Having murdered her you created an elaborate scheme to cover up your crime.”

He said that Willox placed Emma’s body in a shallow grave and covered it up, and tried to ensure it would decompose more quickly by placing it in a wet area.

Lord Mulholland added: “You hoped it would never be found and her devoted family would have to spend the rest of their lives wondering where she was and if she was alive or dead.”

It is still not known why or how Willox killed Emma, whom he had been friends with since they worked together as prison wardens at HMP Kilmarnock.

Detectives said the pair, who had a platonic relationship, had agreed to meet at his house in Monkton for a party on Sunday 28 April 2019.

At about 20:00, Emma messaged a friend to say she planned to have a few drinks and stay over.

Missing posters were distributed soon after Emma disappeared

Emma was usually in frequent contact with her loved ones, but no-one heard from her the following day.

Her mother, Margaret, said this was “totally out of character”.

The alarm was raised on 30 April after Mrs Faulds learned that Emma had not turned up for work at Kibble School in Paisley.

When police officers broke in to Emma’s flat in Kilmarnock they found that her pet dog, Maverick, was home alone.

As the last person to see her alive, Willox became the immediate focus of the investigation, codenamed Operation Solzen.

PA Media: Police and forensic teams at Willox’s house in Monkton, South Ayrshire

He told officers that Emma had decided to drive back to her flat, which was less than nine miles away, at about 23:00. 

He said Emma had been “positive and upbeat and enjoying herself” and was talking about her forthcoming 40th birthday.

The trial heard he twice called the police for updates on the case and gave different accounts to Emma’s sister, Sarah, about how she left his home in Monkton.

Footage from a dash-cam revealed that Emma’s car was parked outside Willox’s house at 17:39 on April 28.

But at about 07:25 the following day Emma’s neighbour told the jury he saw a man driving the vehicle in Fullerton Street, Kilmarnock.Emma Faulds murder: CCTV shows killer cleaning woman’s car

The driver was also captured on private CCTV wiping down the interior of the car. Willox’s DNA was later found on a seat lever.

The jury heard Willox did not join Emma’s family and friends when they put up posters and distributed leaflets after she was reported missing.

As the search for Emma intensified, experts began to plot Willox’s movements using CCTV and cell site analysis of his mobile phones.

They also discovered he used to build wind farms near the Galloway Forest, in Dumfries and Galloway.

He was caught on camera making two journeys to the remote area in the days following Emma’s disappearance.

CCTV footage was also discovered showing Willox going into various shops in Ayr and buying bleach, rubber gloves and tins of outdoor disinfectant.

Crown OfficeRoss Willox was seen on CCTV buying bleach, rubber gloves and outdoor disinfectant

Police drafted in search experts from the UK National Crime Agency, as well as an officer who had expert knowledge of Galloway Forest Park – which covers about 300 square miles.

By examining the cell site analysis from Willox’s phones and CCTV from the routes he took in the 48 hours after Emma vanished, digital forensic experts were able to narrow down the search area.

On 12 June, six weeks after Emma disappeared, her naked body was found in Glentrool Forest, east of Loch Moan.

A pathologist was unable to confirm how Emma died due to the “degree of decomposition”.

But the jury was told that soil found on boots owned by Willox was a 92% match for mud at the spot where the body was recovered.

‘Selfish, arrogant monster’

Prosecutor Paul Kearney told the jury Willox had made a “determined attempt to create a false narrative to conceal and destroy evidence”.

Donald Findlay QC, who was acting for Willox, said it would not be appropriate to express any contrition on behalf of his client, who denies he was responsible.

Mr Findlay added: “He is not the kind of person I would have expected to have found himself guilty of a crime of murder, murder of somebody that he knew and cared for – they cared for each other, not in any romantic sense, but as friends.

“Something catastrophic went wrong in the early hours of the morning, and one life was lost.”

Det Insp Peter Crombie described the killer as “a selfish, arrogant monster” and said he compounded the agony of Emma’s loved ones by failing to admit his crime.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.23: 2021:

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(LONDON) NCA REPORT: Officer arrested six of the group at addresses across Merseyside, supported by Merseyside Police, a seventh in Glasgow assisted by Police Scotland and the eighth was produced from prison.

#AceNewsReport – Mar.17: Analysis of messages acquired as part of Operation Venetic – an investigation into the encrypted messaging platform EncroChat – supported the investigation.

Operation Venetic: Eight arrested in connection with industrial scale Amphetamine production plot: ‘Members of a suspected criminal group accused of trafficking heroin and producing amphetamine worth millions of pounds have been arrested today as part of an investigation linked through EncroChat’

Officers believe they were planning to produce large quantities of amphetamine at a location in Scotland, as well as trafficking heroin from Scotland to Merseyside: The group, aged between 34 and 66, remain in custody: On 4 December 2020, as part of the same investigation, more than 620kg of APAA – a substance used in the manufacture of amphetamine – was seized and two men arrested after arriving on a flight from Turkey: Both were later released under investigation.

Ian McConnell, NCA Operations Manager, said: “Producing amphetamine on an industrial scale would have devastating consequences for the community – drug trafficking thrives on inciting violence, spreading fear and exploiting vulnerable children and adults for criminal gain: “ Today’s action has led to the arrest of eight suspected members of an organised crime group and will continue to target those at the top of the drug market chain, to make their businesses unviable and keep people safe.”

NCA: Published: 10 Mar 2021

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.17: 2021:

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BRITAIN: ‘ Radicalisation of Youth and Islamic State ‘

#AceNewsServices (Opinion) – BRITAIN – September 18 

A MAJOR issue being debated in Britain today concerns the Muslims – men and women. It is what is termed the radicalisation of their youth.

The Young Muslims UK

The Young Muslims UK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Concerns were sparked off by the Islamic State (formerly Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) when its militants beheaded James Foley, an American journalist covering the war in Syria, and circulated a video of the bestial act. Even before this incident grabbed the headlines, media reports had been suggesting that authorities in London believed that as many as 500 Muslim men with British nationality had left the UK to join the IS ‘jihad’.

The last straw came when Foley’s killer was identified from his speech and accent as British. Writing for The Sunday Times, the foreign secretary summed up the widely felt sentiments: “It is horrifying to think that the perpetrator of this heinous act could have been brought up in Britain.”

Since then the police have been empowered to seize the passports of people if need be. The move has come too late in the day and two more hostages have been murdered since and one more is under threat.

Many young Muslims draw inspiration from websites with extremist content.

One had hardly got over the shock when came another bombshell. A couple having Pakistani roots made public their dismay at their daughter’s decision to leave home to join IS jihadis. In a statement released to the Glasgow press, they described her as a “bedroom radical” and termed her action as a betrayal of her family, her community and the people of Scotland. It would be upsetting for them as many migrate from Pakistan to give their children a better future, so bleak has life become for the youth in our own country.

Against the backdrop of these horrifying events is the fact that a number of young Muslims are drawing inspiration from websites notorious for their extremist content. At the same time, there have been reports in Britain as also other Western countries of an increase in racism and hate crimes against Muslims in the wake of 9/11. Publications such as Maybe we are hated: The experience and impact of anti-Muslim hate on British Muslim women by the University of Birmingham are cited in support of the claim that Muslims are being victimised for their beliefs.

What can one say about this perversity that is creeping into a section of the Muslim youth? It can under no condition be condoned even if this is viewed as a reaction to the perceived injustice to Muslims. Two wrongs do not make a right.

No Pakistani I met in Scotland justifies it. How the immigrants explain this extremism would depend on who you are talking to. Many who complain of personal experiences of racial discrimination might be immigrants who remain on the fringe of local society. Living in ghettoised conditions, many Pakistani women do not even want to socialise with people not from their own community. They shop for groceries at South Asian stores and thus manage to avoid interaction on a regular basis with the majority.

There are others — mainly employed professionals — who interact with the indigenous population who may have a different story to tell.

The problem is that the absence of awareness and knowledge of ‘the other’ leads to fear, alienation and prejudice. When people from different communities living together are inclusive in their approach and accept one another’s way of life, chances are there will be more harmony among them.

Much of the alienation in children comes from the identity crisis that is created. In order to preserve their identity as ‘good Muslims’ (even of the moderate kind) children are often indoctrinated in such a way that the message is that theirs is a superior faith. By implication other religions are berated. Many of these children whose parents are migrants fail to adjust in the society they grow up in because of the dichotomy between their home environment and outside surroundings. This makes them vulnerable to the influence of extremists scouting for recruits.

But the fact is that  most Muslim youth do not end up as jihadis. The problem needs to be contextualised and rational analysis can help identify the factors that make some more vulnerable than others.

The key to promoting interfaith, inter-cultural harmony is how ‘the other’ is projected and interpreted, especially to young children. A social worker giving the leftist perspective pointed out that integration of communities is a mutual process that is hindered by the universal rise of racism in the West that puts immigrants on the defensive. The media is not helpful either given its penchant for sensationalism.

The real problem, she feels, is the crisis the youth face worldwide due to the vacuum created by societies. The vulnerable ones turn to violence. For Muslims it is ‘jihad’. Global conflict spurs them on.

Don’t we see that in Pakistan as well?



Published in Dawn, September 17th, 2014

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Commonwealth Opener To See Glasgow Tower blocks Demolished

They have been a fixture of Glasgow’s skyline for five decades, but the Red Road tower blocks will come tumbling down in less than 30 seconds as part of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

The live demolition of five of the six remaining towers will be the biggest of its kind ever seen in Europe, organisers say.

An estimated television audience of 1.5 billion is expected to tune in to see the 30-storey blocks crumble.

The event will also be beamed live to the opening ceremony itself inside Celtic Park on a giant 100-metre screen which will fill the entire south stand of the stadium.

More than 1,250kg of explosives will be used and the demolition will take just 15 seconds.

A total of 887 nearby homes will be evacuated, with residents invited to the ceremony on July 23.

Eileen Gallagher, independent director on the Glasgow 2014 board, said the demolition proves Glasgow is a city that is “proud of its history but doesn’t stand still”.

City council leader Gordon Matheson said: “Red Road has an iconic place in Glasgow’s history, having been home to thousands of families and dominating the city’s skyline for decades.

“Their demolition will all but mark the end of high-rise living in the area and is symbolic of the changing face of Glasgow, not least in terms of our preparations for the Games.”

Built between 1964 and 1969, the flats were once the highest in Europe at 89 metres (292ft).

Six of the original towers remain after two previous demolitions, one in 2012 and the other last year.

They were originally designed to hold 4,700 people but in later years numbers dropped as the properties slipped into decline.

Director Andrea Arnold used the buildings as the setting for her 2006 Scottish Bafta-winning film Red Road.

One block, Petershill Court, is used to house asylum seekers and will be brought down at a later date.

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