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Police Raid London Mosque in Ricin Inquiry

Police today stormed a London mosque widely depicted as a recruiting ground for violence-prone radical Islam and arrested seven people on charges related to the discovery of traces of the deadly poison ricin in a London house earlier this month. Acting a day after the government promised a toughening of its anti-terror policy in light of the killing of a police officer in Manchester, 150 policemen in riot gear broke into the Finsbury Park mosque with hand-held battering rams and ladders in a surprise 2 a.m. raid while helicopters circled overhead, bathing the building in floodlight. The police said the arrests were “linked to” the arrests of four Algerians two weeks ago on chemical weapons and terror charges after the North London apartment where they were captured was found to contain small amounts of ricin. Full Story

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