Jihad recruiters arrested in Paris. From the BBC, with thanks to Cindy:
French police have detained six men in a Paris suburb suspected of recruiting volunteers to fight against US and British forces in Iraq.
The men, who are believed to be all in their twenties, were picked up in the Seine-St Denis area of the city.
Intelligence services believe there has been a steady but limited movement of Islamic militants from France to Iraq over the last year and a half….
It seems that the six were being kept under surveillance and were only taken into custody when they were about to pass from the planning stage to actually sending volunteers to Iraq.
The French intelligence services are keeping a close eye out for recruiting networks among Islamic militants, though they say that the phenomenon remains relatively small scale.
So far, they have identified 20 or 30 individuals who have gone out via Syria or Saudi Arabia.
Three of them died in suicide bomb attacks and four others in clashes with US and Iraqi forces.