Terrorist's family win battle to save home

The family home of a man convicted of attempting men to fight British soldiers in Afghanistan are fighting to save their home in Manchester.

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Hearing underway to seize Manchester home of convicted terrorist recruiter

Munir Farooqi from Longsight in Manchester was jailed for life after trying to recruit men to fight British soldiers in Afghanistan Credit: GMP

A hearing is underway which the family of a convicted terrorist claim could lead to them losing their home.

It's the first time the authorities have attempted to use legislation under the Terrorism Act to seize property.

The family of Munir Farooqi also face proceedings to recover legal costs of over £600,000.

The 57 year old was jailed for life in 2011 after trying to recruit two undercover police officers to fight Jihad against western troops in Afghanistan.

At his trial it was heard he'd been running a dawah, or religious stall, on Longsight Market and later tried to radicalise the men in the basement of his nearby home.

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