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Militants Use British Policy on Asylum to Plot Terror

To his neighbors up and down the street, the 23-year-old Algerian who rented a second-floor apartment at No. 4 Crumpsall Lane, posing as a student, was just another anonymous tenant of the hotels and short-stay rentals that dot the area. The authorities knew a little more about him. He had first come to their attention in 1998, when he applied for asylum on the grounds that he faced persecution at home for his religious views and political affiliations. As is common in Britain’s understaffed and overwhelmed immigration system, his case was not heard right away: it took three years for his application to be rejected. He filed an appeal to the decision, but then slipped out of sight. Full Story

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