Islamic terrorist who raised funds for jihadists used up to six identities

An Algeria-born convicted Islamic terrorist facing deportation from Ireland has used six different names since arriving here 20 years ago.

The man, linked by French authorities to al-Qa’ida, used his own name and five aliases at various points, according to a submission by lawyers for Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to the Supreme Court.

The 53-year-old claims his alleged links to al-Qa’ida were “made up” and is challenging his deportation.

He is being held at Wheatfield Prison while he awaits the court’s judgment, which is expected by the end of the month.