Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Five British tourists 'to face terror charges' in Inner Mongolia

"Three British nationals and two with dual British-South African citizenship, along with three South Africans and an Indian national, are being held in police cells in the Inner Mongolia city of Ordos after they were arrested, along with 11 others, on Friday morning during a 47-day “ancient China” sightseeing trip."


"The group was held in police cells over the weekend and refused permission to contact their families or seek consular help. They were told that one of their number had links to a banned or terrorist group, and accused of watching “propaganda films” in their hotel rooms."


"Two of those still in custody are Hossain Ismail Jacobs, 72, a former member of the ANC’s armed wing which fought apartheid, and his wife Tahira, 67, who have dual South African-British nationality and a house in Hounslow, West London.

Mr Jacobs is the uncle of Shameel Joosub, CEO of Vodacom, the South African arm of mobile phone giant Vodafone. Mr Joosub’s brother, Salim Aziz Joosub, the CEO of another technology firm in South Africa, has also detained.

Others who have been identified include Dr Feroz Suliman, a South African surgeon at a private hospital near Johannesburg, and his wife Shehnaaz Mohamed, also a medical doctor."

Strange. They all sound like Muslim names. You don't suppose....

(Emphasis mine, throughout)

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Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

Er... better not to suppose. I am still harboring some hope on visiting China one of these days ;-)

July 15, 2015 11:51 am  

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