Teenage Isis supporter who encouraged girlfriend to ‘behead parents’ is jailedDecember 18, 2018
An Isis supporting teenager who expressed a desire to carry out his own terror attack has been jailed for three years and four months.
Sudesh Amman, 18, smiled and waved from the gallery as he was sentenced for possessing and distributing terrorist documents on Monday, at the Old Bailey.
The teenager, who was described as ‘knife-obsessed’, was found with a stash of bomb-making and close-combat manuals – including one titled ‘How to Make A Bomb in Your Kitchen’.
Amman, from Harrow, Middlesex, also shared Al-Qaeda propaganda on a family Whatsapp group, exposing relatives as young as 11 to violent material.
The North West London College student also shared bomb making schematics via Skype and an entry of a seized notebook allegedly outlined his "goal" to die as a martyr, a court heard.
In other online chats, Amman told his girlfriend of his hatred for “kuffars” (non-believers), his allegiance to Isis and his wish to carry out a terror attack.
In one message he even encouraged his girlfriend to behead her own “kuffar parents”, the court heard.
Counter-terrorism police arrested Amman back in May, just 24 hours after commencing an investigation into his online activities.
Police were fired alerted to the teenager in April, by a Dutch blogger who discovered extremist material linked the Amman on a chat room.
The material was a picture of a knife and two guns with the Arabic words "armed and ready" written over them, according to prosecutor Kelly Brocklehurst.
The blogger thought the same person also posted a YouTube link to a pro-gay rights speaker at Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, the court heard.
In a raid of his family home, officers found a black flag, combat knife and an air gun.
Acting Commander Alexis Boon, head of the Met Police Counterterrorism Command, said: “My officers rapidly identified Amman as the person who sent the photo, then acted quickly to locate and arrest him.
"They recovered a plethora of evidence which not only proved Amman’s criminality but demonstrated the worrying extent of his terrorist mind set.”
“His fascination with dying in the name of terrorism was clear in a notepad we recovered from his home."
Amman began collecting the terror materials aged just 17 in 2017.
Officers recovered in excess of 349,000 media files from Amman’s laptop, mobile phone and other digital devices.
Prosecutor Brocklehurst said: "The defendant had discussed with his family, friends and girlfriend his strong and often extreme views on jihad, the kuffar, and his desire to carry out a terrorist attack.
"Much of his fascination with conducting an attack was focused on using a knife but reference was also made to committing acid attacks on mopeds.
"The Crown contends that the defendant’s interest in Islamic extremism and Daesh in particular is more than a mere immature fascination with the taboo and with graphic violence. He is clearly someone with sincerely held and concerning ideological beliefs which motivate him to collect and disseminate such material.
"For example, he is seen telling his girlfriend in online chat how he has declared a pledge to Islamic State and wishes to purge society and carry out acid attacks. Elsewhere he is seen telling her he prefers the idea of a knife attack over use of bombs."
Last month, Amman entered guilty pleas to six charges of possession and seven of disseminating terrorism documents.
Amman denied three other charges, which were ordered to lie on court file.
The science and maths student had previous convictions for possession of an offensive weapon and cannabis.
Sentencing, Judge Mark Lucraft QC said: "This is a very concerning series of offences."
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