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article imagePolice arresting British Muslims before they travel to Turkey

By Kev Hedges     Jul 11, 2014 in Travel
London - On Wednesday, a British man made his way to London Luton Airport to board a flight to Turkey. Before the 22-year old could even board his flight to Istanbul, he was arrested by terror chiefs.
Bedfordshire Police had arrested the man on "suspicion of being involved in the preparation of acts to commit terrorism" and an address in west London (most likely his home address) was searched. Scotland Yard has confirmed that the man is being held at an unnamed police station in South London and the search of the home was "part of the investigation."
The Met Police have a counter-terrorism unit known as SO15 and it has now taken over this case. British-born jihads who are trying to get to Syria often fly to Turkey and then travel somehow to the war-torn Middle Eastern state. So far several hundred British men and some women are believed to have gone to Syria to be trained and fight with extremist jihadist groups.
British Muslim groups recently made a plea to ask for help and aid during Ramadan, but warned against anyone trying to go out there. More than 150 Imams have warned British would-be jihadists not to travel to Syria or Iraq.
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