While in custody, al-Faruq informed on his Jemaah Islamiya contacts in Indonesia. This unpleasant man has played a dangerous game of double-cross espionage for a year now, informing the US and other members of the western intelligence community of personnel and planning within al-Qaeda. Such work usually comes to a bad end, and the Feeder has been expecting al-Faruq's death at the hands of the Mohammedan fanatics.
Perhaps, having served a year as a double agent, the Brits have arranged to bring al-Faruq in from the cold, as it were. If they did kill him, it was simply another form of payback common in the edgy business of double-cross: lead in lieu of gold.
As I said before, this story is still
Previously in the Plains Feeder:
November 15, 2005 - Developing: Omar al-Faruq was to spy on al Qaeda
November 17, 2005 - Still Developing: Omar al-Faruq, the CIA and al Qaeda
December 03, 2005 - Details Emerge on a Brazen Escape
December 08, 2005 - More stuff re: Omar al-Faruq, the CIA and al Qaeda
March 09, 2006 - Omar al-Faruq appears on video