Isil ‘soldier’, 17, searched for concert details
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.