Muslim "Charity Worker" Planned to Kidnap British Muslim Soldier and Behead Him

[New York Times] John F. Burns - Parviz Khan, 37, from Birmingham, England, has pleaded guilty to plotting to behead a British soldier. Khan, who described himself as a Muslim charity worker, was heard in covert recordings made by Britain's security services outlining a plan to kidnap a soldier from Birmingham's nightclub district and have him beheaded. Prosecutor Nigel Rumfitt said Khan planned to videotape the killing and release the tape "to cause panic and fear within the British armed forces and wider public." Three other men, all Muslims, have admitted offenses in the case. Khan was said to have shown the other men videos of terrorist beheadings in Iraq and Afghanistan.

2008-01-30 01:00:00

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