A widening jihad plot. “UK police arrest 3 more men in soldier’s slaying,” by Sylvia Hui for the Associated Press, May 25 (thanks to Kenneth):
LONDON “” British police investigating the savage killing of an off-duty soldier in London have arrested three more suspects.
Scotland Yard said counter-terrorism officers arrested two men, aged 24 and 28, at a residential address in southeast London.
A third man, 21, was arrested separately on a London street at the same time.
Police said Saturday they used a stun gun on two of the suspects. All three were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
Officers have already detained four others in connection with the murder of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby, who was stabbed to death while walking outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in the Woolwich, south London, on Wednesday afternoon.
Counterterrorism police on Saturday were questioning Abu Nusaybah, a friend of Michael Adebolajo, one of two suspects in the killing of Rigby. Nusaybah was arrested immediately after he gave a television interview telling his story about how Adebolajo came to be radicalized.
In the interview, Nusaybah said Adebolajo became withdrawn after returning from a visit to study in Kenya, where he claimed he had been physically and sexually abused in detention. Nusaybah also alleged that the U.K.’s security services tried to recruit Adebolajo after he returned to Britain.
Adebolajo and another man are suspected of killing Rigby, hacking at his body with knives and a meat cleaver, on a London street in front of dozens of passersby on Wednesday afternoon. Both suspects were shot by police at the scene and are hospitalized under guard in stable condition.
The BBC said Nusaybah was arrested by police outside its studios Friday night immediately after recording the interview.
“This interviewee had important background information that sheds light on this horrific event,” the broadcaster said in a statement. “And when we asked him to appear and interviewed him, we were not aware he was wanted for questioning by the police.”
Metropolitan Police confirmed that a 31-year-old man was arrested Friday night in London on suspicion of “the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.” He is in custody at a London police station, police said, adding that the arrest was not directly related to the killing of Rigby….