‘Airline plotters played tennis’

Several men accused of plotting to blow up passenger planes mid-air as they crossed the Atlantic made Islamic martyrdom videos, a court has heard. Six of the eight men recorded videos justifying “revenge” attacks on non-Muslims, jurors were told. They also researched other UK targets, including London’s Canary Wharf, and contemplated taking wives and children on suicide missions, prosecutors said. All eight men deny conspiring to murder and endangering aircraft in 2006. Their arrests in August that year led to a ban on passengers carrying most liquids on board aircraft.