'Asian' Men

The thwarted terrorist plot to kill many Americans through smuggling explosives onto aircraft departing from the UK was apparently the work of "Asian" men, according to the local press (HT Michelle Malkin):

I misheard the annoucement on Today. What the BBC's Stephen Sackur actually said, reading an incoming report, was this: "We understand that it is now being suggested by officials that British-born ... er... men were involved in the alleged plot." Could something else have been written after "British born" that caused Sackur to pause? Whatever the case, I apologise for suggesting that Muslims might in any way have been involved in this attempted terrorist attack. What was I thinking?

Further update. Sackur's missing word? This from Sky News:

"Sky News' Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said he had been told the threat was imminent and those arrested were mainly young, British-born Asian men."
Compare that with this from the BBC's article linked to below:

According to BBC sources the "principal characters" suspected of being involved in the plot were British-born.

UPDATE 12:41. Killing Time has more.

UPDATE 8/11. Michelle has a video rant about all this.

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