A journalist has claimed he was “briefly detained” by counter terrorism officers at Manchester Airport for reading a book about ISIS.
Diogo Bercito said he was pulled to one side after another passenger anonymously complained.
— Diogo Bercito (@DiogoBercito) May 24, 2017
He was reading The Isis Apocalypse, by former adviser to the US State Department on terrorism issues Will McCants. It explores the ideology of the terrorist organisation and is often used as a reference for journalists and researchers.
The Brazilian journalist, who was sent by Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper to cover the terror attack, said he was given a form at the airport informing him he would be questioned, before going through immigration.