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Algerians were recruiting for al-Qaida, court told

Two Algerian men living in Leicester used forged credit cards and propaganda to help fund and recruit members for the al-Qaida terrorist network, a court was told yesterday. Baghdad Meziane, 38, and Brahim Benmerzouga, 31, who had been under surveillance by British intelligence for months when they were arrested two weeks after the September 11 attacks in the US, are the first men to go on trial in Britain accused of having links with Osama bin Laden. Mark Ellison QC, prosecuting, said it was not alleged that either man had conspired in the planning or carrying out of any individual terrorist acts, but that property and money in their possession was to be made available to people who did. “It is the prosecution case in a nutshell that the arrangement they became concerned in was for the purposes of promoting an Islamic extremism that explicitly embraces the use of the threat of terrorism as a means of advancement of violent jihad,” Mr Ellison told Leicester crown court’s jury. Full Story

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