Man pleads guilty in beheading plot
Published January 30, 2008
LONDON - The accused mastermind of a British terror plot pleaded guilty to plotting to kidnap and behead a Muslim soldier, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Parviz Khan, 37, of Birmingham concocted a plot to lure an unnamed British Muslim soldier into a trap using cocaine, prosecutors said at Leicester Crown Court, about 100 miles north of London.
"This atrocity would be filmed ... and the film released to cause panic and fear within the British armed forces and the wider public," prosecutor Nigel Rumfitt said.
Khan also admitted sending equipment, including computer hard drives and night vision equipment, to terrorists operating on the restive Pakistan-Afghan border, prosecutors said.
Two others, Mohammed Irfan, 31, and Hamid Elasmar, 44, pleaded guilty to helping Khan supply the equipment.
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