The Times of London has reported that al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan directed their minions in England to carry out low-tech abductions and beheadings; hence, following a six-month investigation, the arrest of nine alleged terrorists last week. Blog of the Week Jules Crittenden has much more. The Times is currently off-line, but, as so often happens in the British press, the Sun has an interesting human interest sideline, focusing on the Muslim soldier who was the principal target of the beheading plot.
Among the highlights: the unnamed soldier is being sent to Iraq; he agrees with British authorities that he will be safer there. And when he returns:
When the corporal returns from Iraq he could be relocated to another area of Britain and given a new identity. The source added: