A Metropolitan Police spokesman said Magag does not represent a ‘direct threat’ to the public.Eh..? Then why's he under a Terrorism Order?
Magag travelled to Britain as a refugee aged 12.
His wife continues to live in a London council flat.
High Court documents detail how Magag, a married former train conductor and father of five, is closely linked to the Al-Shabaab group. He was arrested in 2007 after returning from an Al-Shabaab terrorist training camp he attended with Bilal Berjawi, a close friend. Magag was detained in Nairobi and found to be carrying three new mobile phones and over £3,000 cash.
While being held he tried to destroy phone numbers by eating a piece of paper. The following year, police in London stopped Magag and found he was carrying £1,000 in cash. Detectives believe the money was for terrorist associates.
He was also accused of sending associates to Somalia to join terrorist fighters by providing money, false passports and other documents.You're having a laugh!
David Anderson, the independent reviewer of terror legislation, said no security measure is ‘foolproof’.
He said experts believe there may be 50 British fighters in Somalia, adding: ‘Worst case, there could now be one more – an influential one.’
Speaking about T-Pims, he said: ‘The only sure way to prevent absconding is to lock people in a high-security prison.’Or perhaps we could deport them back to Somalia?