Dr Suraj Lakhani, who recently completed his doctorate at Cardiff University – A Social Analysis of Radicalisation in the UK – claimed extremism “has been a big issue in Cardiff for a while now.”
He said: “This is a concern that has been raised not only by the intelligence services and the Welsh government, but also South Wales Police and local Muslim communities.
“People have been saying that something needs to be done in Cardiff, they need support.
“There has been a threat for a while as there has been in other parts of the country as well. Yes, there has been a threat and it’s still ongoing.”
He said that rather than mosques being the problem, radicalisation tended to take place during “face to face interaction” and online.
The warning comes as footage by terror group Isis [the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] was posted online featuring young British Muslims urging others to take up arms.
Khan, 20, attended Cantonian High School and St David’s Catholic College in Cardiff.
Miah was the ringleader of a plot to bring a Mubai-style massacre to the streets of London and along with his brother Gurukanth Desai, 32, and accomplice Omar Latif, planned to carry out a number of attacks including blowing up the London Stock Exchange.
Khan’s family confirmed to the Telegraph that he knew the trio when growing up.
Also in the footage is 20-year-old Nasser Muthana – another native of the Welsh capital.
His brother, Aseel, is believed to be the youngest Briton to join the terror network at just 17.
Ahmed Muthana said he felt his son had left down both his family and his country, saying: “This is my country. I came here aged 13 from Aden when I was orphaned.
“It is his country. He was born here in the hospital down the road. He has been educated here. He has betrayed Great Britain.”
A mosque where the Muthana brothers worshipped, the Al-Manar centre in Cardiff, said it was not the source of radicalism and blamed the internet for affecting the pair.
But the Daily Mail said notorious Saudi cleric Mohammed al-Arifi, who has called for holy war and the overthrowing of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s regime, spoke there in 2012.
via – http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/484274/Extremism-threat-warning-as-Brit-jihadi-revealed-to-live-on-same-street-as-terror-cell