Terrorists lurk and plot
The week's news at a glance.
More than 1,000 British Muslims, organized into some 200 cells, are plotting terrorist attacks, the head of the domestic spy agency said this week. "More and more people are moving from passive sympathy toward active terrorism," said Eliza Manningham-Buller, head of MI-5. Manningham-Buller, who rarely speaks publicly, said that Islamists now have sophisticated propaganda and recruitment arms that package footage from Iraq and Afghanistan and post it on the Internet. "And, chillingly, we see the results here," she said. "Young teenagers being groomed to be suicide bombers."