Two Men Found Guilty Of Promoting Islamic State

Two Luton men were today found guilty of promoting the so called Islamic State outside of a Topshop in London’s Oxford Street.

38 Year Old Ibrahim Anderson, and 63 Year Old Shah Jahan Khan both denied inviting support for a proscribed organisation.

The court heard they were in a group who had set up a stall near the store on the 9th of August 2014. The pair have been remanded in custody and will be sentenced later this month.

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Mark Seymour who prosecuted the pair, told the jurors that Khan, of St Catherine’s Avenue and Anderson of Dallow Road spent two and a half hours speaking to passer-byers and distributing leaflets.

“Both would have been well aware that this is what they were doing.” he said.

 Police later searched the home of Anderson and a notebook computer was taken which contained images that “formed part of a set of instructions for travel to Syria to support jihad.” said the prosecutor.

The converted Muslim who represented himself in court appealed for the jurors to  “see who I really am – a devoted father to my family”, claiming he only wanted to practise his religion and exercise his freedom of speech.

He denies knowing the other people who had gone to Oxford Street that day for dawah, and said he only glanced at a leaflet he was given.

 

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