Irfan Naseer pretended to be a terrorist to impress - 27 November 2012

A Birmingham man accused of plotting suicide bombings in the UK has told his trial he pretended to be a terrorist to make himself look big. Irfan Naseer said he posed as a trained plotter with al-Qaeda contacts after he was faced with rumours in his local community that he was a Pakistani spy.

Mr Naseer and two other men are accused of preparing for terrorism attacks bigger than the 2005 London bombings. (continue reading...)