A Labour councillor’s son who was caught trying to cross the border into Syria with four young children is believed to be a member of an extremist organisation David Cameron tried to ban.
Waheed Ahmed, 21 – the son of councillor Shakil Ahmed, who was photographed with Ed Miliband recently – is said to be a member of the extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which advocates a global Muslim caliphate, similar to the one established by Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
Ahmed, a politics student at Manchester University, was arrested by Turkish police at the border town of Reyhanli last week. He was one of a group of nine detained, all from Rochdale, including four children aged from one to 11.
Laughing: Waheed Ahmed, 21, is said to be a member of the extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which advocates a global Muslim caliphate, similar to the one established by Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
They may be flown back to Manchester today or tomorrow.
A number of well-placed sources have told The Mail on Sunday that Waheed Ahmed became acquainted with members of Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) around a year ago, after which his behaviour began to change, becoming more radical.
However, last night, HT’s UK chairman, Dr Abdul Waheed, claimed that Waheed Ahmed was not a member of HT.
Councillor Ahmed was not responding to phone calls.
Rochdale Labour councillor Shakil Ahmed, pictured with Ed Miliband, whose sonwass caught trying to enter rebel-held Syria
Anti-terror police raided four addresses, including that of councillor Shakil Ahmed, last night and this morning
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