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Two people have been arrested by anti-terrorism police during a series of early morning raids in Greater Manchester.
The arrests, which took place at 7am, followed searches at several properties in Bolton.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "(The raids) were targeting individuals suspected of possession of information that could be used for a terrorism purpose."
No armed police were involved in the arrests.
The arrests follow the release of plans by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) to help relatives of suspected terrorists deal with the aftermath of an arrest or raid.
Acpo believes the move could help reduce community tensions after high-profile anti-terrorist operations and it may involve a dedicated team of family liaison officers made up of some Muslim officers and community volunteers.
Anti-Semitism up in Manchester by 40%
Anti-Semitic incidents in Manchester, England, increased by 40 percent from 2004 to 2005, the city’s police superintendent said.That would be that neo-Nazi resurgence in Manchester so well covered by the liberal media, like The Guardian and The Independent, right? Well, we both know that that was the case you would not hear the end of it.
In an address to a synagogue in Manchester last week, Leor Giladi said the increase came even as there was a 30 percent drop over the same period in the Greater London area. Giladi reported that two or three incidents were reported weekly — mostly anti-social behaviors such as throwing water balloons or eggs as people walked to synagogue — though some incidents involved physical attacks.
Giladi, also founder of the 30-member Manchester Jewish Police Association, said many incidents go unreported, and urged community members to report all incidents so more resources would be devoted to fighting hate crimes.
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Bukhari:V4B52N177 “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”’”
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