British convert to Islam says he had plotted to kill Saudi king

A British citizen who once converted to Islam and joined al-Qaeda said in an interview with a British paper Tuesday that he had planned to assassinate King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, carry out terror attacks in London and blow up the US Embassy in Qatar. The man, who calls himself Omar, told the Evening Standard that one of the masterminds of the September 11 bombings instructed him to carry out terror attacks in Britain. He said that he had spent a number of years in Afghanistan, adding that he regretted his decision to join al-Qaeda and hoped that Muslims in Britain would shun extremism.