Thursday, September 21, 2017

UK: ISIS wannabe jailed for 4 years

(London) On the day after the Paris attacks in November 2015. Taha Hussain and another filmed themselves outside Windsor castle and at a nearby British Army barracks, making  threats and yelling ISIS slogans. Hussain made a second video outside Hounslow barracks with Haroon Ali Syed, 19, from Hounslow, west London, who was jailed for life in July 2017 for plotting a terrorist attack at an Elton John concert in Hyde Park.

After he had been picked up by the Police they found that in Hussain they had a Islamic State fanatic who liked nothing more than spreading terrorist propaganda which peddled the line that politicians, police and soldiers were the "best of all people to kill” After Hussain was arrested in August last year, police found that his screensaver was the black flag of IS and his PIN number was 9117 - an apparent reference to the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks. Other images on the device showed the black flag of Islam superimposed on the burning Houses of Parliament and flying outside Number 10 Downing Street. Six separate clips were also found on his phone, in which the men could be seen driving past the castle and Victoria Barracks and listening to an Arabic chant called a nasheed while giggling in excitement.
"See that place over there? [Windsor Castle] Insha'Allah, we're going to [tear] up the British flag [replace it] with that of sharia Insha'Allah, of the Emir al Mumineen [Leader of the Faithful] Abu Bakr al Baghdadi,"
In court, Hussain who had become religiously observant at the age of 15, claimed he was in Windsor "to feed the ducks".  However the court were having none of his fowl excuses . Which is why Hussain, of Slough, was found guilty at the Old Bailey in July of seven charges of disseminating terror documents on YouTube, WhatsApp and Telegram apps.

Sentencing him to four and a half years in prison, the judge Paul Dodgson said some of the evidence heard in the trial was chilling, particularly in light of recent terror attacks in the UK. He said: 
“I can only hope that your public renouncement of the aims of Isis and its allies is genuine and will lead you to take a new direction in the way you observe your religion.”
Really? A religious bigot whose friends have either been arrested for terrorism, serving prison sentences for terrorism , buggered off to join ISIS or died carrying out Terrorists acts, says he's see the error of his ways and promises to be a good Muslim from now on. I suppose the detail is in how we decipher what being a good Muslim entails?