Friday, August 11, 2006

The Sun Online - News: '1,000 Brits ready to die'

The Sun Online - News: '1,000 Brits ready to die': "1,000 Brits ready to die'

By GEORGE PASCOE-WATSON
Political Editor
and JOHN KAY
Chief Reporter

EXCLUSIVE

ONE thousand British Muslim fanatics have been radicalised and could be turned into suicide bombers, intelligence chiefs believe.

MI5 and anti-terrorist groups have already identified the young men.

The size of the group under suspicion is far larger than previously disclosed.

PM Tony Blair and Home Secretary John Reid have been briefed about the scale of the problem.

One intelligence figure said: “We know there are 1,000.

“They could be persuaded very easily to turn themselves into suicide bombers — or martyrs, as they would see it.

“The problem we have is that we don’t understand what makes a radical into an extremist.”"

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