Man arrested over over Islamic suicide bomb DVD
COUNTER-terrorism officers have arrested a man in connection with a sing-a-long children's DVD which appears to glorify suicide bombings.
The 33-year-old from Weetwood, Leeds, was arrested at Manchester Airport yesterday morning as he arrived back in the country.
He was arrested on suspicion of distributing material likely to stir up racial hatred and taken to a West Yorkshire police station for questioning. He was later bailed pending further inquiries.
The Yorkshire Post exclusively revealed that the disc of music videos, in which a young girl sings about following in the footsteps of her suicide bomber mother, was on sale in Bradford and that details on the cover showed the UK distributor was in Burley, Leeds.
The DVD, part of an Egyptian-made series, also features a group of self-proclaimed orphans railing against the West over the plight of the Palestinians.
Last week counter-terrorism officers searched two properties in Leeds.
All three of the DVD's tracks are sung by children in Arabic with English subtitles. The first song is about two children who lose their mother when she becomes a suicide bomber. It is believed to be a reference to Reem al-Reyashi, a 22-year-old Palestinian mother-of-two who blew herself up on January 14 2004, killing four Israelis.
The track ends with the daughter pledging to follow in her mother's footsteps.
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