UK: Plot to ‘kidnap and kill a policeman’ sparks major s̶e̶c̶u̶r̶i̶t̶y̶ diversity alert at West Midlands Police

Police have been told not to travel to work in their uniform after a threat to kidnap and murder an officer sparked a major security alert.

Counter terrorism detectives are probing the anonymous threat that was made to West Midlands Police.

The force called officers and staff in to special briefings overnight and security measures stepped up after they received the tip-off.

Bosses issued them with advice on travelling to and from work in partial uniform as well as being extra vigilant on patrol

The investigation, being lead by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, was described as ‘fast-moving and dynamic.’

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  • Frau Katze

    I’m sure it has nothing to do with Islam.

    • Likely Gypsies.

      • tom_billesley

        [Link] Birmingham Mail 9 Dec 2014
        Birmingham Mail manages not to mention islam, and terrorism doesn’t appear until the last line, and only then because they couldn’t rename the “national anti-terrorism hot line” to something less judgemental.

  • pdxnag

    A threat to enforce Sharia against cops or military personnel must be viewed as a declaration of war by the Islamists within. This includes all members of the Islamic Ummah, which must include any Muslim paying zakat, which thus must also include any Sharia-compliant enterprise. Just because they already have a beachhead within your border does not mean it cannot be called war.

    But this is all so superfluous because everybody already knows that Mohammad declared war on non-Muslims 1,400 years ago.

    Hiding your status as a cop or soldier means surrender. Or shall I argue it is a war crime?

    Article 48 (Basic rule) of the Geneva Conventions reads as follows:

    “In order to ensure respect for and protection of the civilian population and civilian objects, the Parties to the conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants and between civilian objects and military objectives and accordingly shall direct their operations only against military objectives.”

    https://www.icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl.nsf/Article.xsp?action=openDocument&documentId=8A9E7E14C63C7F30C12563CD0051DC5C

    Is there a Jihadi uniform? And does recognizing it (profiling it) and calling it out as a military outfit mean that you have refused to surrender and must be killed by an Islamist/Jihadi?

  • RevnantDream

    Dying by inches

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Well, knowing the UK, I’m sure the first step in this “‘fast-moving and dynamic’ investigation will be to contact the imams of all local mosques and make sure no Muslims are being traumatized by all this Islamophobia.