Britain urges US to clamp down on websites hosting al-Qaida videos
Nov 3, 2010
A British government minister has urged the US to order American websites hosting al-Qaida videos to remove them.
The security minister Lady Neville-Jones is said to have used a recent visit to Washington to argue that such sites incited “cold-blooded murder” and would be banned in the UK.
The move comes after it emerged that a student who tried to murder an MP was inspired by the online preaching of a radical al-Qaida cleric linked to the cargo plane bombs plot.
Roshonara Choudhry, 21, stabbed former Labour minister Stephen Timms twice in the stomach after watching sermons by US-born Anwar al-Awlaki on the internet.
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