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Police foil 'terrorist kidnap plot'
According to Independent Television News the intended target for this plot was a young Muslim soldier in the British army who had served in Afghanistan, film him pleading for his life and then kill him.
West Midlands Police refused to confirm claims that the target had been identified, made aware of the threat and placed under protective custody. The alleged kidnap plot was said to have been in the later stages of planning.
Remember that in the Dispatches programme, Undercover Mosque on Channel 4 recently one cleric denounced another Muslim soldier in the British Army who had been killed in Afghanistan. The newspapers called the soldier a Hero of Islam. According to the cleric the true hero was the one who struck off his head. Two of the mosques investigated by the programme were Sparkbrook and Green Lane, in Birmingham, both of which serve the area where these arrests have been made. It looks to me like someone has taken the sermon seriously.