David Cameron today announced that Reyaad Khan, a British-born jihadist, was killed by an RAF strike in Syria, as he was planning an attack on the UK.
According to the Daily Telegraph,
“Khan grew up in the same street as Abdul Miah, one of the ringleaders of a foiled terror plot that intended to unleash a Mumbai style attack on London. Miah, 27, his brother Gurukanth Desai, 32, and fellow accomplice, Omar Latif, 30, were among nine terrorists arrested in December 2010 as they prepared to carry out a string of deadly attacks.
During the police operation Desai, a father of three who once owned a Cardiff takeaway, and Miah were bugged claiming that fewer than 100,000 Jews died in the Holocaust and talking about how Hitler ‘had been on the same side as the Muslims’ because he understood that ‘the Jews were dangerous’.
Khan’s uncle confirmed that his nephew knew the terror cell when he was growing up. He said: ‘Reyaad knew the men from the neighbourhood. One of them lived very close by, just a few doors away on the same street.’”