Muslim troops at risk after data-theft

Concerns about the safety of serving Muslim military personnel were raised yesterday after it emerged that their personal details were among those of 600,000 people held on a laptop-stolen from a Royal Navy officer’s car.

Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials fear that Muslims are particularly exposed to a potential threat following an alleged plot to kidnap and behead a serving British Muslim soldier in Birmingham last year.

“There’s a rumpus going on inside the MoD about the threat to Muslim recruits after this theft,” said a military insider. “They are very concerned about the Birmingham connection and of the alleged Birmingham plot.

The data loss is considered so serious that Des-Browne, the defence secretary, will make a statement on it to MPs tomorrow.

Via The Times

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