Theresa May faced criticism in the Commons today after a suspected jihad terrorist supposedly under close monitoring went on the run wearing a burka.
'Theresa May was warned about changing the law, she was warned about weakening controls, she was warned more people would abscond and they have, twice."
But no worries, Brits! She has successfully kept Robert Spencer and me out of Britain.
The jihad savage escaped the keystone kops by using a burka and a mosque -- icons of Islam. But don't you dare criticize either, you crazed islamophobes.
Theresa May under pressure over tagging controls after terror suspects goes on the run leaving London mosque in a burka By The Daily Mail November 3, 2013 (thanks to Dave)
Theresa May faced criticism in the Commons today after a suspected Islamist terrorist supposedly under close monitoring went on the run wearing a burka.
The 27-year-old went to pray at a mosque in West London on Friday and has not been seen since, Scotland Yard announced last night.
Home Secretary Theresa May face criticism in the Commons today over the ability of the police and security services to track suspects through Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIM) notices.
It comes as the Serious Fraud Office launched a criminal probe into electronic tagging contracts handed to G4S and Serco. Police released CCTV pictures of the Mohamed, apparently wearing the traditional garb.
Scotland Yard refused to comment on the offences he is suspected of.
However they said he was not ‘a direct threat to the public.’
His escape prompted renewed political debate about the role of the appropriateness of Islamic dress in British life.
It follows a court case earlier this year in which a woman was required to show her face to jurors and the judge while giving evidence.
Mohamed is one of a small number of terror suspects whose movements are restricted by a court order because of the threat they pose to the public.
Worryingly, he is the second person under a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures notice to have absconded in the past year. Nine such orders are in force.
Mohamed's disappeared in a black cab in December after ripping off his electronic tag.
His disappearance is a major blow to police and the security services.
The Metropolitan Police said Mohamed attended the An-Noor Masjid Mosque in Acton, West London, at 10am on Friday.
He was seen inside the mosque at 3.15pm. A spokesman said he changed into Islamic clothing and ‘has not been seen since’.
A spokesman said: ‘The Counter Terrorism Command immediately launched inquiries to trace Mr Mohamed and these continue.
‘Ports and borders were notified with his photograph and details circulated nationally. Public safety remains our priority.’ He said anyone who sees him should call 999.
In the Commons Mrs May insisted Mohamed does not pose a direct threat to the British public even though the 27-year-old is understood to have received training and fought overseas for al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al Qaida.
To laughs and shouts from the Labour benches, Mrs May said: 'The police and security service have confirmed that they do not believe that this man poses a direct threat to the public in the UK.
'The reason he was put on a TPIM in the first place was to prevent his travel to support terrorism overseas.'
But Labour's Yvette Cooper said the disappearance of Magag and Mohamed was proof that the decision to replace control orders with TPMIs was a mistake.
Ms Cooper said: 'Since the Home Secretary got rid of relocation orders, got rid of control orders and brought in the weaker Tpims, two terror suspects have vanished.Her policies brought these two terror suspects back into contact with their old networks, with people who could help them disappear and made it easier for these terror suspects to run off.'
She went on: 'TPIMs apply to a very small number of difficult cases and everyone recognises there was no perfect answer and there will always be challenges.
'But this Home Secretary has made it easier for serious terror suspects to disappear and that is irresponsible.
'She was warned about changing the law, she was warned about weakening controls, she was warned more people would abscond and they have, twice.
'But still she won't act. The question on everyone's lips is how many more warnings does this Home Secretary need?'
Mohamed is described as 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build.
Magag, 28, was the first person to go missing while on a TPIM. It was later claimed he fled simply by jumping into a black cab. The case prompted a review of how such terror suspects are monitored.
TPIMS are a watered down form of control order which allow the courts to place restrictions on a terror suspect’s behaviour.
They can be required to obey a curfew, are banned from mixing with named individuals and using the internet.
Control orders were watered down in 2011 following demands from the Lib Dems who said they breached civil liberties.
Security Minister James Brokenshire said: ‘National security is the Government’s top priority and the police are doing everything in their power to apprehend this man as quickly as possible.
‘The police and security services do not believe that this man poses a direct threat to the public in the UK.
‘The Home Secretary, on police advice, yesterday applied to the High Court for an order protecting anonymity to be lifted in order to assist with their investigation.’