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3 Plead Guilty in Britain to Using Internet to Incite Terrorism

Three Muslim men, believed to be closely linked to al-Qaida, have pleaded guilty in London to using the Internet to incite terrorism.

Authorities say Younes Tsouli, Waseem Mughal and Tariq al-Daour pleaded guilty to charges of inciting acts of terrorism wholly or partly outside Britain via Web sites that encouraged the killing of non-Muslims. Police say the three men financed their activities using stolen credit cards.

Officials say they believe the case is the first time in Britain that anyone has been convicted on such charges. The three changed their not-guilty pleas several months into their trial.

Authorities said they found manuals for putting together car bombs and suicide vests in the possession of the three men.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.