Tuesday, August 1, 2017

{UAH} IS fanatic who dubbed British troops 'baby butchers of the Muslims' guilty of spreading terrorist propaganda

IS fanatic who dubbed British troops 'baby butchers of the Muslims' guilty of spreading terrorist propaganda

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The Evening Standard

A young Islamic State fanatic who mocked British troops for being "baby butchers of the Muslims" is facing jail for spreading terrorist propaganda.

Taha Hussain, 21, from Slough, attended Islamic "road shows" distributed videos about recent terror atrocities and shared copies of an IS magazine.

The Old Bailey heard he became increasingly extreme leading up to his arrest in August and was convicted of seven charges of sharing terrorist propaganda.

During the trial the prosecution described how Hussain and a companion filmed themselves repeatedly driving past the Victoria Barracks in Windsor the day after the French terror attack in November 2015.

As they drove past, they were listening to Islamic chants and discussing their support for IS, the court was told.

One of the men was heard to say: "Wake up you kuffar (disbelievers), when are you gonna wake up?"

Later the same night Hussain sent the video to a friend, and then shared a WhatsApp message giving a "Muslim perspective" to the Paris outrage.

In June last year, he made another 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."

When police seized Hussain's mobile phone last August, they found the black flag of IS on his screen saver and his pin number was 9117 - in apparent homage to the 9/11 and 7/7 terror attacks.

Hussain, who was cleared of two other charges of distributing terrorist documents and of encouraging terrorism on Twitter - will be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on September 11.

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