Prince Ge­orge ji­hadi wannabe is jailed for life

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BY ADELA WHITTINGHAM re­porters@dai­lyrecord.co.uk AN Is­lamic State fa­natic who en­cour­aged a terror at­tack on Prince Ge­orge at his school has been jailed for a min­i­mum of 25 years.

Hus­nain Rashid, 32, used a so­cial me­dia chat group to call on sup­port­ers to tar­get the four-year-old.

Rashid posted a photo of St Thomas’ Bat­tersea, south west London, su­per­im­posed with ji­hadist fight­ers.

Judge An­drew Lees said at Wool­wich Crown Court: “The mes­sage was clear – Prince Ge­orge and other mem­bers of the Royal fam­ily should be viewed as po­ten­tial tar­gets.”

Loner Rashid also urged his fol­low­ers to in­ject poi­son into su­per­mar­ket ice creams and carry out “lone wolf ”-style at­tacks in the UK and abroad.

He ran an in­ter­net chan­nel that gave an “E-tool kit” for “lone wolves” to carry out at­tacks across the west­ern world.

The for­mer teacher at a Lan­cashire mosque ad­mit­ted four ter­ror­ism charges.

Judge Lees re­jected the de­fence’s plea to not find Rashid dan­ger­ous be­cause he was a “pa­thetic in­di­vid­ual”.

He was jailed for life and must serve 25 years be­fore any pa­role.

THREAT Hus­nain Rashid

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