Man gets life in prince death plot

Urged at­tack

Winnipeg Sun - - NEWS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

LON­DON — An al­leged Is­lamic State group sup­porter who en­cour­aged at­tacks on 4-year-old Prince Ge­orge of Bri­tain has been sen­tenced to life in prison with a min­i­mum of 25 years.

Hus­nain Rashid main­tained he had done noth­ing wrong dur­ing the early part of his trial, but later switched his plea to guilty on four counts of pre­par­ing ter­ror­ist acts and en­cour­ag­ing ter­ror­ism.

The 32-year-old Rashid, a for­mer teacher at a mosque, was ac­cused of us­ing the Tele­gram mes­sag­ing site to en­cour­age “lone wolf” at­tacks and to pro­vide ad­vice on the use of bombs, chem­i­cals and knives.

Pros­e­cu­tors said he sug­gested a range of at­tack tar­gets, in­clud­ing in­ject­ing poi­son into su­per­mar­ket ice cream and Ge­orge, the old­est child of Prince Wil­liam and his wife, Kate. One post in­cluded a photo of the young prince and the ad­dress of Ge­orge’s Lon­don school.

Prince Ge­orge heads to school in Bat­tersea in Lon­don in Septem­ber 2017. AP FILES


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