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Foley Abduction Linked to British Jihadi Kidnapping Ring in London
Daily Beast ^ | 08/21/2014 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 08/21/2014 8:19:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Weeks before he was abducted, alleged members of a kidnapping network tied to ISIS were busted in London. Syrian extremists saw it as a reason to accelerate abductions. American journalist James Foley was captured in Syria in November 2012, just weeks after the British government arrested and charged three British citizens, who were alleged members of a group of foreign fighters associated with the Islamic State, for the kidnapping of two other Western journalists.

It remains unclear whether these accused terrorists who later slipped through the fingers of the British legal system were part of the same extremist cell that abducted Foley, but they are part of a growing network of foreign fighters working together and with ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

The London legal case was viewed among extremist groups in Syria as a call to action to accelerate abductions of Western journalists, because one of the former hostages had testified against the alleged extremists in pretrial hearings before the case fell apart. The case also highlights the British government’s long struggle with how to combat the growing number of its own citizens who are waging jihad in Syria and fighting alongside ISIS.

In early November 2013, the British government released and dropped all charges against Shajul Islam, a British-trained doctor who was associated with the NHS. Islam had been arrested in October 2012 when he arrived back in London with his wife and child at Heathrow airport and was charged with the false imprisonment of two Western journalists kidnapped in Syria in July 2012.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Syria; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 201207; heathrow; isis; jamesfoley; jayvee; jidhad; london; londoncell; uk; unitedkingdom
ISIS is not only in Northern Iraq and the Middle East. It is a living, breathing monster, lurking in our Western cities, watching and waiting. In Iraq it traffics under a new moniker that is determined to have us regard it as a singular phenomenon; but in the rest of the world it operates quite nicely utilizing its ancient and highly recognizable ideological branding: jihad.
1 posted on 08/21/2014 8:19:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
If we can find them, or the location in which they had formerly been holding hostages (as was leaked by the administration in their comments about an unsuccessful rescue attempt) then we can find them and kill them. Without publicity. The entire point of terrorists in actions like this is publicity, to let a sensational story enter the media and then be replicated a billion times. Simply go after them in the same fashion the attempted rescue mission was executed, kill them, and skip the leaks afterward. Death in obscurity is the antidote to their strategy of spreading terror by YouTube.
2 posted on 08/21/2014 8:28:57 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep...London...Rotterdam, Malmo, Oslo...Hamburg, for sure. All the multiculturalist in Europe are finding out their stupid ideas get lots of people raped and killed.


3 posted on 08/21/2014 8:29:37 AM PDT by gr8eman (Bill Carson...meet Arch Stanton!)
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To: lonevoice

This explains the perfect English and the British accent coming from Foley’s executioner.


4 posted on 08/21/2014 8:38:28 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: SeekAndFind
Foley was a supporter of ISIS, a typical Leftist who believed his own propaganda about jihadis being freedom fighters. The irony of his beheading is thick.

Meanwhile in jolly old England, the yobs are more concerned about Man U than the survival of their nation. 'Ave another pint, mate!

5 posted on 08/21/2014 9:07:09 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: Pride in the USA; lonevoice
FROM THE TELEGRAPH:

An international manhunt is under way to identify the British militant who beheaded American journalist James Foley, with sources suggesting he is a London-born fanatic called John
6 posted on 08/21/2014 9:31:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: Pride in the USA
Yes, and the 5 top tier jihadists Obozo released from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl have probably joined them by now too.

It remains unclear whether these accused terrorists who later slipped through the fingers of the British legal system

In early November 2013, the British government released and dropped all charges

This also explains why Prime Minister Cameron immediately returned from his vacation, while Obozo was seen laughing on the golf course 10 minutes after his presser about the butchers.

7 posted on 08/21/2014 11:24:31 AM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: Pride in the USA

The British don’t have an accent, that’s just how English sounds when spoken properly.


8 posted on 08/23/2014 10:43:18 AM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Nah, ManUre aren’t going to win the league this year. Need strengthening.


9 posted on 08/23/2014 10:44:00 AM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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