Isil ‘soldier’, 17, searched for con­cert de­tails

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

A TEENAGE Mus­lim con­vert planned to “run down the non-be­liev­ers with a car” af­ter be­ing rad­i­calised on the in­ter­net, a court has heard.

The 17-year-old is ac­cused of planning a ter­ror­ist at­tack in­spired by the Is­lamic State of Iraq and the Le­vant (Isil) on the day of a Justin Bieber con­cert in Cardiff, and searched the in­ter­net for de­tails of the event’s se­cu­rity, Birm­ing­ham Crown Court was told.

The youth, who can­not be named, was de­tained by po­lice who found a claw ham­mer, a kitchen knife and a “mar­tyr­dom let­ter” in his school ruck­sack. The court heard that he de­clared him­self a “soldier” of Isil in the let­ter. It was also al­leged that he penned a note with bul­let points in­clud­ing “run down the non-be­liev­ers with a car” and “strike the in­fi­dels, who op­pose Al­lah, in the neck”.

The boy, from the Rhondda Cynon Taf area of south Wales, de­nies two counts of en­cour­ag­ing ter­ror­ism and two counts of pos­ses­sion of a record of ter­ror­ist in­for­ma­tion, namely an Isil mag­a­zine. The trial con­tin­ues.

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