Now here are some courageous anti-jihadist Muslims, who didn’t just mouth empty words, as so many self-proclaimed moderates do, but went out on a limb and showed where they stood by their actions. I salute them. “Police praise Muslim soldiers who acted as ‘bait’ for beheading gang,” by Matthew Hickley, Ben Taylor and David Williams in the Daily Mail, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Two British Muslim soldiers targeted by the alleged beheading gang were used in an extraordinary “sting” operation to snare their assassins, it has emerged.
The courageous pair agreed to act like “tethered goats” in an attempt to catch the extremists plotting to kidnap them.
The soldiers – who are not thought to have told their families that they were potential targets – were placed under unprecedented surveillance for weeks as officers waited for the terrorists to strike.
And as they tried to carry out their ordinary duties, the pair were aware that if the gang attempted to stage their abduction they could be attacked and bundled into a waiting vehicle at any time.
To prevent this, the security forces mounted a sophisticated surveillance operation.
In an operation reminiscent of a spy drama, their every move was monitored by a team of crack MI5 agents – linked to the soldiers by the latest in modern technology.
Details of the astonishing operation emerged last night as police were granted permission to carry on questioning nine men arrested on Wednesday in raids across Birmingham.
The suspects are alleged to have plotted an Iraq style kidnapping of a Muslim serviceman who has recently returned from Iraq or Afghanistan.
The idea was to kill him and post images of his bloody end on the Internet after forcing him to beg for his life and denounce Tony Blair.
Yesterday senior military sources told how they had been alerted to the possible abduction by police several weeks ago after the list of potential victims was narrowed down to just two.
But instead of taking the possible targets into protective custody, the men agreed to act as bait to try to smoke out their would-be attackers.
Their actions drew strong praise from senior security sources who said the soldiers showed “serious nerve” in the way they cooperated.