A 38-year-old man appeared in a London court, charged with plotting a terror attack, the New York Times reports. Hassan Muhammed Sabri al-Tabbakh is accused of preparing instructions on bomb-making and stockpiling chemicals for the device. He was arrested last week and charged under Britain’s Terrorism Act. Tabbakh appeared at a hearing at the Westminster Magistrates Court in London. He will be detained until his next court date on Jan. 4. No one else is being sought in the plot, which the UK describes as a credible terror threat.
The arrest underscores the growing problem of radical Islam in Europe, which is the subject of the newest inFocus Quarterly, just released this week. Lorenzo Vidino wrote an excellent piece about the threat of Islamism in Europe, and former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar provides candid insights, too.
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