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HOW THE TERROR CELLS LINK UP

Cute little interactive Venn diagram on the links between the al Qaeda operatives in britain have emerged from the court cases that have already happened. Not sure whether all these cases have finished, so some of this material needs to be treated as “alleged” al Qaeda operatives….How many are actually “self-professed”? Cave journalism…but I wish i could create these myself!

HOW BOOKS CHANGED MAFIA MAN’S LIFE

Review of Louis Ferrante’s book on his life in the Mafia. “I was 17 years old. I liked girls. I liked to drive fast cars. I liked hamburgers and French fries. “And I’d just realised that I liked to hijack trucks”.

FRAUD CASE JUDGE ATTACKS TARGETS CULTURE

Bloke defrauded the NHS by inventing people he had cured of smoking! £45 per “success”! Involved the Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust. Ah entrepeneurship!

MI5 REPORT CHALLENGES VIEWS ON TERRORISM IN BRITAIN

They’re not mad, they’re not bad, they’re not particularly religious and they arent demographically identifiable either. There is no profile. The red tops, surprise surprise, are wrong. Guardian article, summarising report. keep an eye open for the full text.

KENYA EX-GRAFT CZAR URGES AMNESTY

What on earth is a graft czar? Ah. The head of anti-corruption who fled the country after exposing the Anglo-Leasing scandal which involved several ministers [allegedly]. We will hear more from John Githongo now he has returned to Kenya under a new government.

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