Terror police called in to investigate Jalal Uddin’s murder

Date published: 07 March 2016

Terror police are investigating if Qari Jalal Uddin was murdered because he tried to stop youngsters from being radicalised, it has been revealed.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed today (Monday 7 March) that the investigation has deepened after ISIS-connected material was found during a raid last week.

It is being considered that Mr Uddin was targeted because he had made efforts to discourage the youngsters from turning to radical Islam.

Counter-terrorism officers have now been called in to lead the investigation.

A spokesperson from Greater Manchester Police said: “The investigation into the murder of Jalal Uddin is now being led by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit in cooperation with officers from the Greater Manchester Police Serious Crime Division.

“Whilst the investigation is yet to establish a firm motive for the murder, the NWCTU are better placed to provide the expertise necessary to successfully investigate this crime and any associated offences.

“The investigation team continues to remain open as to the reasons why this tragic incident occurred but we are continuously reviewing the evidence to establish whether this killing was motivated by hate or religious extremism.”

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