14 June 2010: Muslim terrorist followers of Anwar al-Awlaki are being recruited and mobilized for a Mumbai-style massacre in the UK. MI5, the UK’s internal intelligence agency is warning that al-Awlaki is influencing young Islamic terrorists in the UK to commit attacks that require few resources and little training.
Al Awlaki issued a statement on the Internet in March, referencing both Washington, DC and London:
“Isn’t it ironic that the two capitals of the war against Islam, Washington DC and London, have also become among the centers of Western Jihad (holy war). Jihad is becoming as American as apple pie and as British as afternoon tea.”