Not a shocker.
Revealed: How young jihadists lived just streets away from Muslim bomb plotters and would-be killer who planned Mumbai-style massacre in Britain
- Welsh capital has been linked to string of cases linked to extremist violence
- Three young men have fled to Syria from the city to fight with Isis
- Brothers and a sister jailed for involvement in plot to bomb London in 2012
- Student who posted jihad video under name ‘Father of Terrorism’ in court
This map reveals how Cardiff has become a hotbed for extremism where a string of young Muslims have been inspired to launch jihad in Syria, Iraq and also in the UK.
The father of two radicals says the Welsh capital is facing a crisis with extremists leafleting communities and holding ‘pop-up’ events to groom young men.
At least three students brought up in Cardiff have fallen under their spell and fled to fight with other extremists from Isis in the past year. Two appeared in a video encouraging others to join them.
But the latest shocking case involving Reyaad Khan, 20, and brothers Nasser Muthana, 20, and 17-year-old Aseel is not the first time the city has had links to jihad.
In 2012 Cardiff brothers Gurukanth Desai, and Abdul Miah, were jailed along with Omar Latif, also from the city, for plotting Mumbai-style attacks in Britain.
Cardiff cases: The Welsh capital has had links in recent years to terror plots and now had three young men fighting for Isis in Syria and Iraq