The Frog spies are slow learners when it comes to elaborate plans to blow shit up.
French spies plotted to pose as neo-Nazis to assassinate extremist cleric Abu Hamza in London because they were so frustrated with Britain’s failure to deal with him, it was claimed on Sunday night.
They planned to send the fanatic fake death threats from the far right group Combat 18 before shooting him with weapons said to be associated with that group.
In a separate move, they also plotted to kidnap Hamza and take him to France, a report by the campaign group Hope not Hate claimed.
Intelligence services across the Channel hatched the assassination plan in 1999 amid tensions between the two countries over the scale of Islamist extremism in the UK.
They also wanted to seize on concerns at the time about far right extremism in the wake of the nail bombings in London that year by neo-Nazi David Copeland, which left three people dead and more than a hundred injured. Read more »