A convicted Jihadi and disciple of Anjem Choudary has been cleared by a jury of brandishing a sharpened rest room brush whereas protesting about ‘racist jail employees’.
Kazi Islam, 26, was being held in HMP Rochester in Kent when he climbed a wall to demand a transfer to a different jail.
However Islam was cleared of possessing an offensive weapon in a jail by a jury at Southwark Crown Court docket after insisting he wouldn’t have used the comb to injure anybody.
He was convicted of plotting to behead troopers following a trial on the Previous Bailey in 2015.
Islam had preyed on Asperger’s sufferer Harry Thomas, 21, demanding he purchase elements for a pipe bomb and go to the pharmacy for bottles of hydrogen peroxide.
Kazi Islam, 26, was being held in HMP Rochester in Kent when he climbed a wall to demand a transfer to a different jail whereas ‘brandishing the sharpened rest room brush’ at ‘racist jail employees’
He had been radicalised after the homicide of Lee Rigby in 2013, attending seminars and lecturers by Anjem Choudary’s banned Al Muhajiroun group.
Islam additionally downloaded ugly ISIS movies, recipes for explosives, and Al Qaeda magazines, whereas looking out on-line for extremist rants and bomb making manuals.
He was convicted of partaking in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts and jailed for eight years.
Feryal Ertan, prosecuting, mentioned Islam was a prisoner at HMP Rochester on 24 Might final 12 months when he mounted his lavatory brush protest after donning a masks.
‘He was challenged by an officer however he ignored the officer.
‘Mr Islam is seen holding a bathroom brush that had been sharpened at one finish…’
Islam was cleared of possessing an offensive weapon in a jail by a jury at Southwark Crown Court docket after insisting he wouldn’t have used the comb to injure anybody
‘He made a number of calls for, together with a requirement that he be moved to a jail that’s not racist,’ mentioned Mr Ertan.
‘He mentioned he was prepared for conflict. At roughly 11:30am Mr Islam dismounted that wall and was detained by jail officers.’
Islam advised police he ‘participated within the protest as a result of it was his solely choice because the jail was racist and that that they had ignored a request to maneuver him to a jail in London.’
‘He accepted that he would have used the weapon it to defend himself.
‘He claimed he wouldn’t have prompted any harm.’
Islam, orginally from Manor Park, east London, denied and was cleared of 1 depend of possessing an offensive weapon in a jail.