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- British police are advised to hide their uniforms in their own country so as not to "upset" the Muslims Britain is importing into the nation.
(Daily Mail) - The suicide blast at the event in the south of the capital today was intended to strike soldiers from the unit of murdered Lee Rigby, according to The Sun.
The plot to explode a pressure cooker bomb - killing soldiers and bystanders on the route - failed after one of its leaders in Syria unwittingly recruited an undercover investigator from the newspaper to carry it out, the report said.
It is alleged that a leading figure in ISIS, whom it named as Junaid Hussain, originally from Birmingham, told the investigator: 'It will be big. We will hit the kuffar (unbelievers) hard InshAllah. Hit their soldiers in their own land. InshAllah. Soldiers that served in Iraq and Afganistan will be present. Jump in the crowd and detonate the bomb.
'They think they can kill Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan then come back to the UK and be safe. We'll hit them hard InshAllah.'
|Officers were also told not to tell strangers they work for the |
police to protect them and their families from a jihadi attack, like the
one inflicted on Drummer Lee Rigby (pictured)
The newspaper said the plot to bomb the parade in Merton, south west London, was thwarted when it told police and security services about it.
The parade was targeted because it was closest to the barracks in Woolwich, south east London, where Fusilier Rigby, 25, was murdered by Islamist extremists in 2013, the newspaper said.
Fusiliers from his regiment, serving Gurkhas and war veterans will be among the 250 marchers, it added.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: 'The police, together with our security partners, remain alert to terrorist threats that may manifest here or where individuals overseas may seek to direct or inspire others to commit attacks in and against the UK.'
Meanwhile, two security advice booklets were distributed to all forces yesterday morning by the College of Policing.
They advised officers and staff to cover up their uniforms when travelling to work and when leaving stations or offices.
The guidance – long in planning – was drawn up by Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure. The timing of its launch was not directly linked to yesterday's attacks.
The advice to police follows advice that British soldiers should not wear their uniform outside barracks. They have also been told not to let strangers know that they are in the Army.
That instruction was issued after Whitehall officials noticed increased 'chatter' among jihadists wanting to carry out a beheading or other high-profile attack on a serving soldier.
Fusilier Lee Rigby was murdered by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale near his barracks in Woolwich, southeast London, in May 2013.
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following the murder of soldier Rigby.