UK: Families Lived Next To Al Qaeda Recruit And Never Told

From The Express:
FURIOUS families living alongside an al-Qaeda recruit are demanding answers about how a convicted terrorist was allowed to live on their quiet cul-de-sac without them knowing.

Dangerous Nazam Hussain was one of three jihadists – including London Bridge killer Usman Khan – convicted of a 2010 plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange. Last weekend counter-terrorist officers swooped on Hussain’s home just hours after Khan stabbed two Cambridge University graduates to death during his deadly rampage in the capital.

That was the first neighbours knew the 34-year-old had been living in Lindley Street, Stoke-on-Trent, for the past two months.

Now, Hussain has been recalled to prison after being arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.

But people living in the two rows of terraced houses are angry that although they have the legal right to know if he was a convicted paedophile they had no right to know about his terrorist past.

Neighbours said Hussain, who they have since recognised from his police mugshot, was seen carrying a prison bag when he arrived at the property in September where he was met by police.

Tom Carter, 27, said: “My next-door neighbour saw him when he moved in with a clear bag and police officers, but nobody informed us that he was a terrorist.

“It’s wrong, you don’t expect to have a terrorist living two doors down. I don’t think terrorists should be released at all. If we’d been informed that he was a terrorist he wouldn’t have been living here.

“It’s scary to think we were living so close to someone like that. I’m glad he’s gone now, the police were here for three days and they had forensics here.

“I left for work one morning and the door was wide open so I offered the officers a coffee. It was surreal when it all came out.”

Peter Havran, 40, said: “I only ever saw him in the mornings but when my neighbour showed me a picture of him in the news I knew it was him. It’s scary and I thought ‘oh my God’.

“When he moved in he started saying ‘Hello’ but then towards the end he would always have his hood up and he wouldn’t talk to you.”

Hussain was jailed in 2012 for his part in a jihadi network which also involved terror cells in London and Cardiff who were plotting to attack the London Stock Exchange.

Hussain, Khan and the third member of the cell, Mohammed Shahjahan, initially acted as a self-contained radical cell, preaching an extreme version of Islam on the streets of Stoke-on-Trent….

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