Now, let's see... violent politicised Islamists are out to kidnap and kill a soldier from what they see as an occupying army......
So if it was Hamas or Islamic Jihad out to get an Israeli soldier, we could rely on the BBC to refer to "militants" "seizing" a soldier.
For example, way back last July we had
Cpl Gilad Shalit was seized by Palestinian militants in an attack on an Israeli border post on Sunday,
Or if it was Iranian, Baathist or Syrian financed terrorists killing US soldiers in Iraq, we might get something like this from the BBC:
two US soldiers missing in Iraq since Friday were abducted at gunpoint by masked militants, witnesses say.
A huge hunt has been launched in the volatile area south of Baghdad where the pair were last seen.
Witnesses say they were captured after their Humvee vehicle came under fire at a checkpoint. A third soldier died.
But tonight, it's a question of violent politicised Islamists being arrested in Birmingham whilst planning to kidnap and murder a British soldier. So how does the BBC report it?