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East London man jailed for five years for terrorism offences

Following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command, a man from east London has been sentenced to five years and four months’ imprisonment.

28-year-old Ahmed Hussain was convicted after officers found him in possession of a large number of terrorist documents and propaganda linked to ISIS, some of which he intended to or had sent on to others.

Additionally, Hussain was also convicted of encouragement of terrorism, having posted numerous messages on his social media accounts in support of the terrorist cell group. Among the posts were messages effectively showing support for those who carried out terrorist attacks including those in the Manchester Arena and London Bridge attacks in 2017.

Acting Commander Alexis Boon, head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “The material my officers retrieved from Hussain’s mobile phone was disturbing. The videos contained graphic violence and some of the magazine articles Hussain had downloaded celebrated the killing of innocent people in the terrorist attacks of 2017. Hussain sent messages to others in which he enthused about terrorism and encouraged them to adopt his warped views. If he had not been arrested, Hussain likely would have continued his efforts to radicalise and inspire others for the foreseeable.”



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