Terror accused Hisham Muhammad claims he viewed content as “research” & ‘believed IS was US creation’
A court has been told by an alleged Islamic terrorist that he only viewed terrorist content as “research” and that the Islamic State group was made up by the U.S. to boost Islamophobia. Hisham Muhammad who is 26 is alleged to have been modifying a drone in order to drop a “harmful device” as well as planning a “lone wolf attack”, potentially against members of the military or police officers.
Muhammad offered his thoughts in court on the Islamic State and said: “I don’t believe it exists; I believe it was created by America. I believe it was created by America to take away the rights of Muslims. I have long-held the suspicion as a devout Muslim that much of the material about Islamic State is misrepresented or exaggerated in order to increase Islamophobia, especially in countries like the UK where there is a desire to restrict Muslim immigration”.
The prosecuting QC Anne Whyte said in court that Muhammed had watched a significant portfolio of extremist videos which included “nasheed” chants, covering such themes as “jihadis speaking of holy war” and including such lyrics which said “by the knife of horror we cut their necks”. Whyte QC told the court: “You are not conducting research; you are motivating yourself”.
Muhammed insisted in response “It’s not true, it’s not true”. Whyte QC stated that the defendant viewed extremist material “umpteen” times. However, a part of a somewhat bizarre response Muhammed said that he did not support the sentiments of the song and merely “liked the tune”.
The trial continues and UNN’s Oliver Down will bring you more developments as he gets them.
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