Plotters wanted to kill British soldier 'like a pig'
An Islamist fanatic has admitted to hatching a plot to kidnap and behead a British Muslim soldier "like a pig" in a lock-up garage, a court has heard.
Khan, of Alum Rock, Birmingham, was "a man who has the most violent and extreme Islamist views", Mr Rumfitt said. "He was enraged by the idea that there are Muslim soldiers in the British army."
Once the soldier was bundled into a car, he would have been taken to a lock-up garage, Mr Rumfitt added. "There he would be murdered by having his head cut off like a pig.
"This atrocity would be filmed... and the film released to cause panic and fear within the British armed forces and the wider public."
Amjad Mahmood, 33, and Zahoor Iqbal, 31, who went on trial today, have pleaded not guilty to involvement in the plot.
Mr Mahmood denied failing to inform police about the plot, while Mr Iqbal denied possessing information likely to be useful to terrorists - namely a computer disc called Encyclopaedia Jihad.
From : The Telegraph
Teenage girl strangled in 'honour killing'
A 17-year-old girl died after being strangled to death by her brother in a Palestinian refugee camp near the Jordanian town of Jerash .
He was apparently angered by her absence from home.
The woman, who had been married for eight months, was accused of shaming her family and killed in a so-called "honour" crime.
This is the second murder of its kind in a month.
BJP leader killed in southern Tamil Nadu
A senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Tamil Nadu was found hacked to death here, leading to tension in this volatile area with party workers raising slogans against minorities at his funeral Tuesday.
Rajapandi was killed Monday. BJP workers allege that the 53-year-old was killed in a lonely stretch of a state highway near Tenkasi, about 650 km from the state capital Chennai. A gang belonging to an Islamic denomination was involved, they claim. He died on the spot.
From: New Kerala
"He who fights that Islam should be superior fights in Allah's cause"
1/29/2008 (Thenia, Algeria) - At least four people are killed in a suicide attack by Islamic radicals.
1/28/2008 (Swat, Pakistan) - Islamic militants drag a policeman from his house and behead him.
1/28/2008 (Handwara, India) - A 34-year-old man is abducted from his village and murdered by the Mujahideen.
1/28/2008 (Mogadishu, Somalia) - Two Ethiopian guards at a market are murderd in an ambush by Islamic militias.
1/28/2008 (Baghdad, Iraq) - Jihadis bomb a funeral procession, killing three civilians.
1/28/2008 (Kismayu, Somalia) - Two humanitarian doctors and a journalist are among four killed in a remote-controlled bomb attack.