Soldier Beheading Plot Foiled in Britain (Bumped, Updated)

Important Updates below. Scroll down for info on Moazzam Begg and other updates, including audio of British cleric, with large Birmingham following, praising the beheading of hostages

Another plot inspired by Abu Musab al Zarqawi. Have we finally witnessed the ascendency of the Zarqawi method of filmed beheadings for political gain among radical Salafi Muslims in the West? The plotters, it is said, wanted a repeat of the beheading murder of Ken Bigley---who was personally killed by Zarqawi.

The arrests were in Birmingham, which leads us to suspect that followers of Omar Bakri Mohammed, who have a large following there, were involved. One of Bakri Muhammed's followers is pictured right.

The Sun:

EVIL Muslim terrorists were to kidnap a British soldier on UK streets and force him to plead with Tony Blair for his life in return for a pull-out of troops from Iraq, The Sun can reveal.

The soldier would have been filmed begging the PM to withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan in a sick propaganda stunt.

Army sources said the target was a British Muslim soldier in his 20s.

He would eventually be beheaded on film in a sick mirror of the torture and savage killing of British hostage Ken Bigley if Mr Blair refused.

The fact that the arrests were made in Birmingham could suggest that soldiers recovering from wounds in military hospitals there might have been targeted....

The cunning plot represents a huge change in tactics by al Qaeda and its supporters....

They understand the power and importance of the media and the influence it can bring around the world on governments.

This would not be the first time Muslims in Birmingham wanted to harm a soldier. Update: Victim was to be Muslim soldier:
The soldier, a Muslim man in his 20s, was now under police guard, the paper said, quoting security sources.
Not surprising, if you scroll through that article, many Muslims already circling the wagons around those arrested as "innocent" and "victims".

Kenneth Bigley, shortly before he is murdered on film by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terror group.

UPDATE: Allah is thinking something similar about the Birmingham connection. I might have some more info on that later. I hope. Stay tuned......

UPDATE: "Days away". The blotter:

A plot to kidnap and behead a British soldier on videotape was only "days away" and led to the arrests today of nine men in Birmingham, England, a Scotland Yard source tells ABC News.
UPDATE: Or could this be the work of Maktabah Al Ansaar, a Birmingham based "bookstore" which "doesn't support terrorism" but which specializes in selling English language jihadi propaganda--including the video: "21st Century Crusaders: A War on Muslims in Iraq and Palestine". The group also at one time had "exclusive" video of Osama bin Laden. Glen Jenvey tells me that he thinks so.

The fact that the 9 men arrested are of Pakistani descent (not uncommon for British Muslims) also points in this direction. Another video: Indias War on Islam

The physical location of Maktabah al Ansar is in Birmingham. The person who registered the website is in Birmingham. Which, isn't surprising. What is surprising is that the webhost is also in Birmingham. THIS ALMOST NEVER HAPPENS. In fact, this is the first time I have EVER seen that happen. And the technical contact for the host would also appear to be Muslim.

Looks like Glen Jenvey's hunch was right. Via Allah, this:

An Islamic bookstore in Birmingham, which was today cordoned off by police in a massive anti-terrorism raid, was exposed by The Times just days after the July 7 bombings as selling ‘incendiary works’ glorifying suicide bombing and anti-Semitism…
UPDATE: More from The Sun (in sidebar). Previous owner of the bookshop was a Gitmo detainee, who was released by President Bush over the objections of the CIA and FBI. Begg claimed that he was in Taliban controlled Afghanistan as a "teacher" (we know what that meant) where he had gone in 2001 from Britain. Get that, he left Britain to go to Afghanistan to help the Taliban. He also admits to raising money for the "mujahideen" in Afghanistan--aka, the Taliban. He is allegedly an associate of Richard Reid.

Now he claims victim status. But you'll notice a common theme at his former bookstore and among Muslim jihadis in general: they are victims and the jihad is a response to this victimization from [insert here: West, India, Jews, Russia, etc]:

The bookshop was previously run by Moazzam Begg - who was a detainee at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba until 2005 - and whilst under Begg's ownership was raided by Mi5 in 2000.

Three year's later anti-terror cops swooped on the bookshop again but no charges were laid.

This is getting interesting. The Taliban supporter is now the darling of the Left, showing up in ZNet just a couple of days ago.

UPDATE: As if on cue, Charles Johnson finds British "anti-war Muslims" celebrating Moazzam Begg.

UPDATE: Click around the links below, and you'll see why there may very well be a Bakri Mohammed connection here. Here is an exclusive audio of Omar Bakri Mohammed, recorded by Glen Jenvey, on the night that he learned that Abu Musab al Zarqawi had been killed (June 8, 2006). In it, he reminds his followers in Britain, many of whom are centered in Birmingham, that beheading the enemy is not only justified in Islam, but also following the example of Muhammed. Download file [mp3 format, right click and "save as"]

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Posted by: Rusty at 12:32 PM


1 Behead muslims that call for beheadings. The English had better wake up and soon. Pacifying these monsters is not the way to go. Bring the troops in and remove them from England. Make it a great country once again.

Posted by: greyrooster at January 31, 2007 09:55 AM

2 Is it yet time for marshal law?
I mean Michelle Malkin did once talk about justifyable internment.

Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at January 31, 2007 11:07 AM

3 What's with these moongod worshippers and cutting people's heads off. I don't get it.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at January 31, 2007 12:13 PM

4 JC, it's in the Koo-ran, man. Gotta go by the book, y'know!

Posted by: TXEric at January 31, 2007 02:20 PM

5 When I read this headline “Beheading Plot Foiled”, I thought to myself: ‘who could be responsible for this plot? Could this be the work of radical Baptists? Mormons perhaps? Or Hindus or Sikhs or Buddhists?’ How astonishing that it was in fact perpetrated by Muslims! Of course, they are just following their ‘prophet’s’ example, who in his time ordered the murder of the poet Ashraf merely for writing something that Muhammad didn’t like. And he authorized ‘deviousness’ to accomplish it! These are from Islam’s own scriptures, google them for yourself if in doubt…

Bukhari:V5B59N369 "Allah's Apostle said, ‘Who is willing to kill Ka'b bin Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle.' Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslamah got up saying, ‘O Allah's Apostle! Would you like me to kill him.' The Prophet said, ‘Yes.' Maslamah said, ‘Then allow me to say false things in order to deceive him.' The Prophet said, ‘You may say such things.'"
Tabari VII:94. "Ashraf suspected no evil when Maslama cried, ‘Smite the enemy of Allah!' So they smote him, and their swords clashed over him. Maslama said, ‘I remembered my dagger and I seized it. I thrust it into the lower part of his body. I bore down upon it until I reached his genitals. Allah's enemy fell to the ground.'"
Ishaq:368 "We carried his head back to Muhammad during the night, saluted the Prophet as he stood praying, and cast Ashraf's head before his feet. The Prophet praised Allah that the poet had been slain, and complimented us on the good work we had done in Allah's Cause. Our attack upon Allah's enemy cast terror among the Jews, and there was no Jew in Medina who did not fear for his life."
Ishaq:368 "Ashraf's body was left prostrate. After his fall, all of the Jews were brought low. Sword in hand we cut him down. By Muhammad's order we were sent secretly to his home by night. Brother killing brother. We lured him to his demise with deviousness. We made him taste death with our deadly swords. We sought victory for the religion of the Prophet."
Tabari VII:97 "The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, ‘Kill any Jew who falls under your power.'"

Posted by: Proud Infidel at January 31, 2007 02:56 PM

6 I question the timing of the arrests! It's all a plot to distract from Rove getting a subpoena!

Posted by: wooga at January 31, 2007 03:18 PM

7 Just found out the guy they were going to behead is a muslim. May you muslims have good luck beheading other muslims. It's the latest thing to do. If you wish to keep in step with the wants of the beautiful people. Behead your brother muslim. It is vogue. It's fashionable. It's approved. Make a friend in the west. Behead a muslim. You guys are on the right track. The solution to the muslim problem is BEHEAD YOUR FELLOW MUSLIMS. Right on. Have fun. Good muslims behead other muslims. Go for it. Get a better knife.We cheer for you. Way to go. Vote for muslims that behead other muslims. A green card for all muslims that behead other muslims.

Posted by: greyrooster at January 31, 2007 03:50 PM

8 Plus 72 virgins, 4 camels, 2 goats and a little boy when you get to heaven. I figure the little boy thing will hurry them up.

Posted by: greyrooster at January 31, 2007 04:00 PM

9 Fucking savages.

Posted by: Jack's Smirking Revenge at January 31, 2007 07:09 PM

10 I would say that police showing up on your doorstep to arrest you only days before you are set to kidnap an 'evil' muslim member of the military who is kicking your ass in other parts of the world a sure sign that allah is not on your sign.

Posted by: Fred Fry at January 31, 2007 09:46 PM

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