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November 10, 2015

SYED:TERROR PLOTTER WAS JOKING ABOUT 'KILLER' WIFE

HOUNSLOW, WEST LONDON; HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKS A terror suspect accused of plotting to behead a member of the public told a court he was only joking when he asked his friend to set him up with a 'killer' wife. Nadir Syed, 22, allegedly plotted to emulate the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in the run up to last year's Remembrance commemorations with his cousin Yousaf Syed, 20, and friend Haseeb Hamayoon, 28. The trio shared gruesome beheading videos and ISIS propaganda via group chats on encrypted messaging app Telegram and stocked up on knives, Woolwich Crown Court has heard. But asked about a conversation in which Syed said he wanted a dangerous spouse, Nadir Syed told prosecutor Max Hill QC it was just a 'good joke'.
  November 04, 2015

RASHID: 'I CAN'T REMEMBER HOW I GOT HOME'

WILLESDEN A teenager accused of blowing his student loan in a bid to join ISIS said he cannot remember how he paid for a flight home from the Syrian border, a court heard today (Weds). Yahya Rashid, 19, claimed a mystery man handed him money for a flight home when he reached Istanbul Airport. The youngster had got cold feet about joining ISIS jihadis, it is said, and snuck out of a safe house to make his way back to the UK. Rashid blagged his way on to a course to study electronics at Middlesex University using a forged certificate for a BTech level 3 diploma. The student, who left school with six GCSEs, then used cash meant to fund his studies to buy plane tickets to Turkey from holiday website lastminute.com.
 
November 04, 2015

HASHI: ACCUSED MURDERERS IN COURT

PLUMSTEAD Four men today (weds) denied hacking a 24-year-old to death outside his own home when they appeared at the Old Bailey. Osman Mohamed, 19, Khalid Hashi, 22, Hamza Dodi, 23, and Sazzad Khan, 20, were part of a gang that stabbed Ahmed Ahmed repeatedly, it is said. Mr Ahmed suffered knife wounds to his thigh and bled to death in the entrance hall to the block of flats where he lived, at Turton House, Barnfield Road, Plumstead, southeast London. He was confronted in the street and forced into the block of flats by a large group of men, including some who were demanding money, the court heard.
  November 04, 2015

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SYED:POPPY DAY APPEAL IS JUST A GOVERNMENT 'SCAM'

HOUNSLOW, WEST LONDON; HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKS A terror suspect accused of plotting a Remembrance Day beheading today (weds) described the Poppy Appeal as a 'scam' for the government to make money. Nadir Syed, 22, allegedly stocked up on knives to emulate the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in the run up to last year's Remembrance commemorations with his cousin Yousaf Syed, 20, and friend Haseeb Hamayoon, 28. The trio allegedly plotted over encrypted messaging app Telegram, sharing brutal Islamic State propaganda videos, making 'sick jokes', and swapping pictures of knives and knife sharpeners. Giving evidence Syed told Woolwich Crown Court he thinks the Poppy Appeal is a rip-off that the government uses to 'pocket' money for wars around the world.
 
November 03, 2015

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HAMAYOON:WIFE CLAIMS POPPY PLOTTER WAS JUST TALKING 'RUBBISH'

HOUNSLOW, HAYES, WEST LONDON; HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKS The wife of a terror suspect accused of plotting a Remembrance Day beheading said today (tues) her husband was just talking 'rubbish' to his friends. Haseeb Hamayoon, 28, allegedly stocked up on knives to emulate the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in the run up to last year's Remembrance commemorations with cousins Nadir Syed, 22, and Yousaf Syed, 20. The trio allegedly plotted over encrypted messaging app Telegram, sharing brutal Islamic State propaganda videos, making 'sick jokes', and swapping pictures of knives and knife sharpeners. Hamayoon used his wife's bank card and PayPal account to buy a Rambo style hunting knife and IS flag, it was aid.
  November 02, 2015

HAMAYOON: POPPIES ARE 'LIKE MIDDLE FINGER IN OUR FACES

HOUNSLOW, WEST LONDON; HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKS A terror suspect accused of plotting a Remembrance Day beheading described poppies as 'like a middle finger to our faces', a court heard today (Mon). Haseeb Hamayoon, 28, allegedly stocked up on knives to emulate the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in the run up to last year's Remembrance commemorations with cousins Nadir Syed, 22, and Yousaf Syed, 20. The trio plotted over encrypted messaging app Telegram, it is said, sharing brutal Islamic State propaganda videos, making 'sick jokes', and swapping pictures of knives and knife sharpeners. Hamayoon told Woolwich Crown Court today (mon) he had kept knives for genuine purposes such as camping and cooking, and said he made 'provocative' comments and jokes online to fit in with 'the lads' after moving to the UK in June 2013.
 
October 28, 2015

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BOMBER GETS AN EXTRA 18 MONTHS FOR PRISON RAZOR ATTACK

YATELY, HANTS Nail bomber David Copeland must serve another 18 months behind bars after slashing a fellow inmate's face with a razor at the maximum security jail where was serving a 50 years sentence. Copeland, 39, who murdered three people and injured 139 in a neo-Nazi terror campaign in 1999, ran across the exercise yard at Belmarsh prison brandishing the weapon made from a toothbrush and two razor blades. Prison officers had no time to react, and around 100 prisoners watched on as Copeland sliced Thomas McDonagh's face. The victim was left with 'horrific' injuries and one gash ran from his left ear most of the way across his face, requiring 11 stitches. Copeland was restrained with baton strikes before he dropped his weapon and was detained.
  October 28, 2015

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RASHID: JIHADIS TOLD POLICE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SEX

WILLESDEN Three alleged British jihadis were allowed to flee the UK after telling airport police they were off on holiday to chase girls, a court heard today (weds). Yahya Rashid, 19, with pals Khaild Abdul-Rahman and Ibrahim Amouri were quizzed when they arrived 'out of breath' at the Gatwick Airport departure gate to catch their flight to Morocco. Suspicious police officer Jane Duggan told the young men she was worried they might be on route to Iraq or Syria, but they were allowed to board the plane to Casablanca after telling the officer they were looking for love, not war. 'They said they were going to find girls and have a good time,' she said in a statement read out in court. 'They said they didn't like fighting and they liked the good life.'
 
October 27, 2015

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HAMAYOON: 'I WANTED A KNIFE BECAUSE I'M A CHEF.'

SOUTHALL, HOUNSLOW An alleged terrorist accused of plotting a Poppy Day beheading insisted today (tues) he only bought a huge kitchen knife because he was a trained chef. Haseeb Hamayoon, 28, allegedly planned to emulate Lee Rigby's murder in the run up to the Remembrance commemorations last year along with cousins Nadir Syed, 22, and Yousaf Syed, 20. They were allegedly inspired by a speech delivered on 21 September by IS spokesman Abu-Mohammad al-Adnani encouraging followers to carry out attacks on 'police, security and intelligence members' in the West.
  October 27, 2015

RASHID:TEEN BLEW STUDENT LOAN ON TRIP TO JOIN ISIS

WILLESDEN, NORTHWEST LONDON A teenager with 'below average intelligence' conned his way into university before blowing his student loan on a trip to join ISIS, a court heard today (Tues). Yahya Rashid, 19, blagged his way on to a course to study electronics at Middlesex University using a forged certificate for a BTech level 3 diploma. The student, who left school with six GCSEs, then used cash meant to fund his studies to buy plane tickets to Turkey from holiday website lastminute.com. Rashid and four companions stayed at an ISIS safe house before they were due to be taken over the border into war-torn Syria to join the barbaric Islamic State, Woolwich Crown Court heard.
 
October 19, 2015

SYED: PAL TOLD POPPY PLOTTER 'ALLAH PROTECT YOU FROM EMPLOYMENT'

HOUNSLOW, WEST LONDON; HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKS Three Muslim extremists accused of plotting a Poppy Day beheading were told 'Allah protect you from employment' in a post made on an encrypted messaging app, a court heard today (Mon). Cousins Nadir Syed, 22, and Yousaf Syed, 20, with Haseeb Hamayoon, 28, are accused of planning to emulate Lee Rigby's murder in the run up to last year's Remembrance commemorations. The three were arrested just days before the Poppy Sunday service after stocking up on knives, including a huge 'Rambo' blade, Woolwich crown court has heard. They were allegedly inspired by a speech delivered on 21 September by IS spokesman Abu-Mohammad al-Adnani encouraging followers to carry out attacks on 'police, security and intelligence members' in the West.
  October 14, 2015

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SYED:EXTREMIST PHOTOGRAPHED PCSO PATROLLING MOSQUE CAR PARK

HOUNSLOW, WEST LONDON; HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKS An alleged terrorist took a picture of a PCSO patrolling a mosque carpark just days before a chilling Islamic State fatwa urged followers to bring terror to the West, a court heard. Cousins Nadir Syed, 22, and Yousaf Syed, 20, with Haseeb Hamayoon, 28, are accused of planning to emulate Lee Rigby's murder in the run up to last year's Poppy Day commemorations. The trio were arrested just days before the Remembrance Sunday service after stocking up on knives, including a huge 'Rambo' blade, Woolwich crown court has heard. They were allegedly inspired by a speech delivered on 21 September by IS spokesman Abu-Mohammad al-Adnani encouraging followers to carry out attacks on 'police, security and intelligence members' in the West.

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