Thursday, February 1, 2007


Beheading plot foiled

‘An alleged plot to kidnap and murder a British Muslim soldier in a ‘Ken Bigley-style’ execution was foiled by security forces in Birmingham today.

Eight people were arrested during a series of pre-dawn raids in the city as part of a major nationwide anti-terror investigation.

Sources said it marked a “new departure” for terrorism in the UK and that a major “close quarters” terror strike had been thwarted. [..]

The intended hostage – said to be a young Muslim soldier in the British army who had served in Afghanistan – would have been filmed, made to plead for his life and ultimately executed, sources alleged.’

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