MI5 - British police officers attended terrorist camps

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  1. MI5 warned Scotland Yard that policemen in its ranks were suspected of attending terrorist training camps, it can be disclosed.

    The policemen lost their jobs when their security clearance was revoked by senior officers after checks were carried out because of fears of “sleepers” in the ranks.
    The Sunday Telegraph can also disclose today the identity of one of the policemen suspected of being at a terror camp in 2001.
    Abdul Rahman had been a constable for almost three years when MI5 warned that he might have visited a training camp in Pakistan when he travelled there.
    He resigned rather than be dismissed from the force and is now suing Scotland Yard for compensation. He says he is entirely innocent and has never been to a terrorist training camp.

    MI5 feared British police attended terrorist camps - Telegraph
  2. And so the (alleged) source isn't discovered, he resigns and claims racism and (presumably) constructive dismissal. Hmm, I must remove the cynical chip:
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  3. Are you bored because MI5 did they're job or because the OP bored you by bringing this to your attention?

    Was aimed at 3123 whatstahmajig ↑↑
  4. Fair one, I feel you can add more. It's just your initial post was somewhat lacking in weight!
  5. I didn't read it that way. He loses his clearance, the appeal confirms it so instead of dismissal he resigns. I'd say it was quite newsworthy, not headlines; that a copper loses his clearance. The 'sexing it up' is standard journo porn imo:
    If he wins his tribunal, fair play to him.
  6. May the Force be with you...
  7. PLEASE let it happen to Daliel.
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  8. What will become of Pascoe?

    In fairness, I think one, three, one two, three, two has it right. Cheap réportage.
  9. I agree but it doesn't stop me wishing.
  10. That's better.
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  11. It's often the case, whether we agree with it or not; that officers see the writing on the wall and jump rather than wait to be pushed in disciplinary matters. That's presumably what the hearing was about. I'm not aware that the press get access to disciplinary hearings.

    It seems his appeal will have the evidence that led to the removal of his clearance. We'll see.
  12. Well, system works? Good news story for once.

    He'll have his appeal and doubtless that will be that. You'd have to note that in the current climate, NSY would have to be on very solid grounds to get rid of him.

    MI5 feared British police attended terrorist camps - Telegraph

    I'm sure we can look forward to lurid claims of police islamophobia and racism, regardless of the truth of the allegations. He could turn into a Dreyfuss for our times, I suppose he can play the role even if the dismisal is upheld.

    I am sure the Telegraph is keen to follow the story, as even on a basic check (no pun intended) they would seem to relish a chance to cross swords with the National Muslim Police Association.

    The National Association of Muslim Police is in denial over Islamist terrorism – Telegraph Blogs
  13. We seem to have lost our cold war skills. If this man did attend a training camp, he should have been 'turned', and made to spy for us. Otherwise he would have had a fatal accident or terminal illness. The good news is that he is still alive, so there is still time to speak to him again.
  14. Surely he has to at least become a Deputy Assistant Commissioner and then defect, if we've playing Moscow rules
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  15. Classic Arrse thread. A complete distortion of the original headline followed by posters with no concept of employment law sounding off.