Tuesday, July 21, 2015

UK man arrested in plot against US soldiers in Britain

Members of the American military are targets everywhere.

From ABC News:
A British man has been charged for allegedly planning a terrorist attack on U.S. military personnel in the U.K., according to a statement released today by Britain's Crown Prosecution Service, which prosecutes criminal cases investigated by the police.

Junead Khan, 24, from Luton, U.K., was arrested on July 14 under the Terrorism Act for being involved in the plan with the intention to commit acts of terrorism.

Khan allegedly was planning to run over a U.S. military member with a car and attack him with a knife, potentially while wearing a suicide vest, officials said at a court hearing in Westminster Magistrates' Court in London today.

Khan's uncle, Shazib Khan, 22, also was arrested, and both are accused of plotting to join ISIS in Syria, officials said.
If Americans know anything about Luton--it's as a frequent Monty Python punchline. But today's reality is no joke--Luton is a center of British Islamic radicalism. Even Wikipedia notes that.

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