Tre menn står for retten i Storbritannia tiltalt for å ha planlagt å kidnappe en britisk soldat og slakte ham som «en gris». Det var meningen å filme hendelsen og legge den ut på internett.
En av de tiltalte, Parviz Khan, var opprørt over at det fantes muslimer i den britiske hæren og ønsket gjøre noe med det.
A violent and extreme fanatic plotted to behead a British Muslim soldier «like a pig» and film the killing in a lock-up garage, a court was told yesterday.
Parviz Khan then planned to broadcast footage of «the ghastly death» in an attempt to spread panic among the armed forces and the public.
Leicester Crown Court heard how the 37-year-old unemployed charity worker was at the centre of a Birmingham terrorist cell, sending equipment to fighters operating on the Afghan border. Allegedly, the equipment was disguised as medicine and clothes for earthquake victims.
Nigel Rumfitt QC, for the prosecution, told the court that Khan had pleaded guilty a fortnight ago. He had hoped, Mr Rumfitt said, to kidnap a soldier by ambushing him in Birmingham’s Broad Street entertainment quarter, and was planning to enlist the help of drug dealers to capture the soldier.
«He would be taken to a lock-up garage and 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,» said Mr Rumfitt.
Meanwhile, Khan actively gathered equipment such as computer hard drives, walkie-talkies, range-finders and night vision equipment, to be sent to Pakistan for terrorists operating near the Afghan border. He would return from the country with «shopping lists».
«The prosecution say that Parviz Khan is a fanatic. He is a man who has the most violent and extreme views. He was enraged by the idea that there were Muslim soldiers in the British Army,» explained Mr Rumfitt.