`Kill police` Islamic State fanatic offered advice to would-be terrorists
An impressionable teenage jihadist who spread terrorist propaganda declaring police, politicians and soldiers were the best of all people to kill has been handed a four-and-a-half year prison term.
An impressionable teenage jihadist who spread terrorist propaganda declaring police, politicians and soldiers were the best of all people to kill has been handed a four-and-a-half year prison term. Taha Hussain began sharing videos and audio files on social media attempting to justify the Charlie Hebdo and Paris attacks, and offering advice to those contemplating going to Syria, Kingston Crown Court heard. One document shared by Hussain included an article which offered advice to would-be terrorists on how to prepare, how to get past airport security, how to conceal their intentions from their parents as the defendant had done and how to behave on arriving in Syria. Hussain who filmed himself driving past Windsor Castle and Victoria Barracks, home to the Coldstream Guards, a night after the Paris terror attacks and during which shouts of Allahu akhbar and burn in hell could be heard was convicted of seven counts of disseminating terror documents on social media. Judge Paul Dodgson described some of the evidence as chilling, particularly in light of recent terror attacks in the UK. He said: The Windsor videos illustrated quite graphically what his (Hussains) state of mind was at the time. The trial heard Hussain attended Islamic road shows and became increasingly extreme in the two years before his arrest in August last year. Among the files was advice to fighters who could not travel abroad to kill the kuffar (unbeliever) in their own country. It went into detail about who should be attacked, such as public officials, and how to kill them efficiently with a knife or a basic explosive device, the court heard. Sentencing, the judge said: More chillingly in light of recent events there is a chapter eight containing advice to those who could not go to Syria, or Sham as it is described. The advice includes, to wait a few months and try again, steal from the kuffar, and most pertinently to the events that we have endured this year, kill local kuffar in their own land. The judge read an extract from the chapter which said a kitchen knife would be sufficient to send a kuffar to the hereafter, adding that a petrol bomb would be easy to make and deploy. In June last year, Hussain also made a drive-by video around the area of Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, where the 1st Battalion Irish Guards are based. In a hate-filled commentary, Hussain was allegedly heard to say: We are outside the British Barracks today, as you can see, the baby butchers of the Muslims.