Three Brit Muslims charged for 'threats to kill Gordon Brown'

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London, Aug.29 : Three British Muslims have been charged for threatening to assassinate Prime Minister Gordon Brown, a plot that was foiled in a time.

Ishaq Kanmi, 22, from Blackburn, Lancashire has been charged with soliciting murder and belonging, or claiming to belong, to al-Qaeda.

He also been charged with inviting support for a proscribed organization and for disseminating terrorist publications.

Abbas Iqbal, 23, also from Blackburn, has been charged with disseminating terrorist publications and possession of an article for the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.

Ilyas Iqbal, 21, has been charged with a similar charge of possessing an article for the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism and also of making a record of information likely to be useful to a person committing an act of terrorism, reports The Telegraph.

Two of the men were arrested on August 14 at Manchester Airport as they prepared to leave the country and the third was arrested at work in Accrington, Lancashire.

Their arrests were the culmination of an operation led by Lancashire police, supported by officers from the Greater Manchester Police Counter Terrorism Unit.

All three men are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow.

A fourth man, arrested on Tuesday morning in Blackburn and a fifth man arrested in Derby the same day, remain in custody and police were granted an additional seven days to question them.

ANI

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