Sayyed Ajami

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Sayyed Ajami (سيد عجمي) was arrested in September 1998 in the United Kingdom, and accused of membership in al-Jihad.[1]

He was arrested as part of Operation Challenge, which arrested seven men living in Britain through use of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 1989, accusing them of links to al-Jihad.[2][3][4][5][6] One of the men was charged with possession of a weapon.[7][8] Six months after the arrests, British Muslims staged a demonstration in front of 10 Downing Street to protest the continued incarceration of the seven men.[9]

He had previously been arrested multiple times throughout the 1980s.[10]


  1. ^ Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Summary of the Security Intelligence Report concerning Mahmoud Jaballah, 22 February 2008. Appendix A.
  2. ^ Hoge, Warren. New York Times, "Britain arrests 7 suspected of links to Bin Laden", 24 September 1998
  3. ^ The Guardian, Police hold Islam cleric 'in fishing expedition', 16 March 1999
  4. ^ Associated Press, "Police continue questioning of seven arrested in terrorism probe ", 24 September 1998
  5. ^ Al-Sharq al-Awsat, Position of Fundamentalists in Britain, 23 March 1999
  6. ^ UPI, "Egypt Helps Britain Round Up Terrorists", 25 September 1998
  7. ^ Al-Sharq al-Awsat, "British Muslims cited on arrest of fundamentalists", 29 September 1998
  8. ^ Al-Sharq al-Awsat, "Egyptian Information said to have helped in UK arrests", 28 September 1998
  9. ^ al-Sharq al-Awsat, "Islamic fundamentalist groups planning 12th March Downing St. Protest", 5 March 1999
  10. ^ Brachman, Jarret. "Global Jihadism", p. 165