Just after landing at Edinburgh airport on 11 April 2010, Asif Ahmed was met by plainclothes officers and taken away from his wife. He was about to turn from a model citizen into a terror suspect, one of 85,000 people who met a similar fate that year. (Muslims ARE ‘model citizens’ until they suffer Sudden Jihad Syndrome and go on a killing spree)
(Funny thing about terror suspects, they all look like Asif Ahmed)
UK GUARDIAN – Officers met the couple just after they got off the flight from Stansted and told them Ahmed needed to come with them for a “normal check”. He was taken to a room by two officers who told him they were from special branch, a police department that deals in intelligence and security matters. Ahmed, 28, was told he was being questioned under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
When he asked why, an officer replied: “No reason, it is just a random (Muslim) stop.” Ahmed told them they had stopped the only two people on the flight who looked like Muslims. They said they did not know he was Muslim, which he did not believe. (See, infidels can practice ‘taqiyya’ just like Muslims do)
Ahmed says he felt compelled to answer their questions: “I had no choice, I was told I had no right to refuse.” He says the officers told him that if he exercised the right to remain silent, he could be detained further and eventually face jail. Ahmed says he was questioned about his job, where he prayed, the Muslim groups he was active in. He was asked for a definition of extremism and what he would do if he found out someone was going to carry out an act of terrorism. He got the answer to that correct: he would tell the police.
In another room his wife was questioned. She was upset about being asked details about her sister, who was seriously ill at the time. Ahmed says the policemen interviewing him kept saying that he and his wife, studying for a PhD in political science, were “interesting people”. Then one of the officers asked if he would become a spy: “They asked if I would like to work with special branch, to keep an eye on the Muslim community in Edinburgh … They asked me three times. They said do it covertly.” He refused. (That’s why no Muslim can be trusted and every Muslim should be profiled)
In a written statement Abdullah says the officers quizzed him and said his “name had come up in circles discussing terrorist activity and it was up to me to prove where I stood. They wanted my help in tackling potential terrorists and related activity”. He added: “They showed me some photos of a number individuals. I knew most of them well as they were friends and local associates. Some I didn’t recognise and one I wasn’t too sure about.
“I was asked about my future plans – I mentioned that I planned to return to Egypt shortly to continue with my Arabic and Islamic studies. But the MI5 officer, Abdullah alleges, made a threat. “He said I needed to see him before I travelled to Egypt, for my own good. Otherwise I would find it difficult over there because they had ‘international partners’.”
Abdullah said: “He was threatening me – if I go to Egypt, I might be arrested and ill treated. I took it as a threat. They could have me arrested, and tortured there. It was quite clear.”
There is no independent evidence to support the claims that police and MI5 are abusing schedule 7 stop and search powers by trying to turn innocent people into informers.