Sajid Idris (pictured) has today admitted four counts of terrorist publications intended to encourage acts of terrorism. A former postman who “inspired young people to join ISIS” was spared despite admitting to spreading terrorist propaganda after publishing YouTube videos with a religious expulsion. Sajid Idris, 36, a Royal Mail postal clerk from Cardiff, used YouTube to promote radical preacher Omar Bakri Muhammad, who was banned from Britain after he left in the wake of the 7/7 attacks. During the search for his home, police found receipts for special shipping items sent to Michael Adebolajo, the assassin or rifleman Lee Rigby and Mohibur Rahman, later imprisoned for plotting a machete and a bat. A video was called “Smile Rules” and featured a sour-looking face, but actually told viewers not to smile to non-Muslims and told them that the martyrs died with a smile on their faces. faces. Another expressed his support for Abu Bakr al-Bagdahdi, the leader of ISIS, and said that Bagdahdi would not be able to change the thoughts and ideas of people from the intellectual debate but could ‘take the authority by force & # 39; and then apply a lifestyle to people. In another video called “The frontier of Islam”, Bakri said: “Anyone who dies without having been part of the jihad and, or Dawah, even if they had the intention of do it, the death of a hypocrite will die. “Mark Weekes, accusing, said:” The desired effect of this kind of talk is to inculcate in those who are devout Muslims a sense that they use the violence is not only allowed, it is justified and can even be foreseen. “Idris, from Grangetown, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to Kingston Crown Court to four counts of a terrorist publication. Charges against his wife, Sadia Malik, a primary school, the special needs coordinator, accused of spreading links to a Youtube channel, he was retired, after Idris entered his plea.The judge, Paul Dodgson, said the videos were a “direct call to arms” as a basis to argue that it is an obligation to join the fight in Syria “. There is no doubt when you look at the contents that you and those like you are at that time inciting others in our country to perform acts of violence for terrorist purposes, “he added,” You lived in our society and yet it was a society that you encouraged others to fight and erase. “But he sentenced Idris to 21 months in prison and suspended the mandate for two years, saying that there was a delay in pursuing him and that there was a” realistic “perspective rehabilitation. “The judge claimed that the videos do not have” accompanying graphic images “and that the” exhortations to violence “were made” in the context of the publication of religious beliefs. “The two and a half years delay between the arrest and the initial accusations of Idris were “far beyond what could be expected in this type of case,” the judge added and provided “substantial mitigation.” The authorities at that time clearly considered that there was no risk involved. For the public, “the judge said.” I can not be satisfied that you represent a danger present to the public and indeed the related issues tend to show that you are not a danger. ” Judge said that the family circumstances of Idris in recent years have been “of a rational nature” and added: “There is a realistic perspective of rehabilitation and immediate reliance would have a significant detrimental effect on your daughter who and has already suffered considerable difficulties. “His trial was delayed several times because his wife gave birth to a baby boy who died, despite months of treatment at Cardiff University Hospital.” Idris, who was silently praying during the proceedings, blew his cheeks. Embossed on the pier and then embraced bearded supporters outside the court who had stood outside the public gallery., Chief Superintendent Det of Martin Snowden, head of the Northeast Counter-terrorism Police, who led the investigation, said:
Idris has promoted the Islamic militant Salafist Omar Bakri Mohammad (pictured), who was banned from Britain after the 7/7 attacks “Terrorism takes many forms, and while the crimes of Idris were not themselves acts of violence in against others, he actively sought to share his beliefs, and provoke others who could then act on these extreme ideologies in the UK or abroad. “The dissemination of these videos by Idris shows not only his mentality deeply radicalized, but also encouraged support for violent extremism. “He said organizations like -Muhajiroun (ALM), which was founded by Bakri, relies heavily on their shared online propaganda where it is used to radicalize others and broaden the scope of their extreme and dangerous opinions and actions. “Fighting extremist material is an essential part of protecting the public and preventing crimes that may incite or encourage acts of terrorism. & # 39; Idris has admitted the crimes committed between November 1, 2013 and December 4, 2014, but w as related to extremism as early as 2010, when two members of his group were accused of planning to blow up the London Stock Exchange. Gurukanth Desai, 30, and his brother, Abdul Miah, 25, from Cardiff’s Ninian Park were under surveillance while they met with the other members of the group from London and Stoke at Roath Park, Cardiff and Cwmcarn Country Park near Newport. he talked about sending mail bombs through the Royal Mail and then decided on a plan to blow up the bombs in the toilet facilities of the Exchange. Iris then released a video called “Supporting Muslims in Syria” in March 2012, which said Muslims should demand an “Islamic solution” to problems in the Middle East and offer “physical” support. In the 14-minute video he addressed the people of Syria, saying: “Our money is with you and, if necessary, and if we can, our Muslims will come and answer your call physically as well.” Muslims to be resolute in this fight, to ask Sharia, to ask for an Islamic solution … to continue to rise up against [these] regimes, both in Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, even in Saudi Arabia, also in Yemen. Muslims in Jordan must get up and we Muslims will respond to your call. “He affected Western involvement in the region, adding:” We are not here to call for freedom, to demand democracy, to demand rights. Remember that these words are very stable, these are the very causes of the oppression that has occurred in these Muslim lands “.
It is said that the former post office worker has inspired a generation of people to become part of ISIS (pictured, some of the fighters in the group) with his online activities. In March 2013, the Home Office put Cardiff, which has a Muslim population of around 30,000, on a “high priority” list to combat extremist activities. Idris, of Grangetown, Cardiff, had become a notorious figure among the Muslims of the city. Two of his followers appeared in an ISIS recruitment video in June 2014, in which they proclaimed their desire to die as martyrs. Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan, both 20 years old, have appeared in a video entitled “There is no life without Jihad”, together with a third man, Abdul Raqib Amin, of Aberdeen. In the propaganda video, Khan told his audience: “Know that if it’s your family, your wife, these people you claim to love, if you really love them, martyrdom is what you do for them.” Their local mosque has accused online radicalization of the decision of young people to travel to Syria but the couple joined the extremists established in Cardiff. Before leaving the city, Muthana and Khan were regularly seen handing out flyers along with other members of the Tawheed Supporters. In February, in turn, the younger brother, Aseel, was 17, helped by three other men, including a convert named Kristen Brekke, who met him when they both worked in an ice cream parlor at the end of the Brekke road called Ice cream Passion. Idris was also linked to the terrorists who killed the soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, in south-east London. During the search for her home in 2014, the police found receipts for special delivery items sent to the assassin Michael Adebolajo. Special delivery receipts were also sent to Mohibur Rahman, who was later imprisoned for plotting a machete and a bomb attack. Idris was arrested for the first time along with other members of a banned al-Ghurabaa organization in November 2015 but prosecutors decided that there was no realistic prospect of conviction. Khan was killed in a controversial RAF strike just over a year later, in September 2015. In October 2016, Damon Smith, an autistic college student from Devon who had spoken to Idris at a street stall in Bristol, he planted a homemade ball-bearing bomb on a Jubilee Line subway train in central London. Smith received a flyer entitled “What is your purpose in life?” And he posed for a picture with the preacher who invited him to go to a mosque with him, although it is not clear if Smith accepted it.
Idris was sentenced to 21 months in prison – suspended for two years – after the judge claimed that there was a delay in pursuing him and that there was a “realistic perspective of rehabilitation”. Smith, 20, had not converted to Islam, but the police believe he was influenced by radicals and saw images of radical preachers Anjem Choudary and Abu Hamza, as well as al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden . In February 2017, police arrested another partner named Nathan Saunders, 23, from Cardiff, for downloading copies of an ISIS journal that encouraged lone wolf attacks and searched for knives online. Saunders, a convert, was accused of owning issues two, three, four and five, of ISIS magazine, Rumiyah and a copy of the Anarchist Cookbook that were found on his phone. The second edition of the magazine focused on the use of a knife to carry out a lone wolf-style terrorist attack including what kind of knife to buy and how to choose a target. He was accompanied by an online video showing how to gut and kill a bound and gagged victim. July 2017 before Idris was again arrested for his posts on YouTube, the police found two versions of a marriage contract between Idris and his wife Malik, one of which was signed by Anjem Choudary. On a hard drive, the police found a chart with the words: “That the East and the West know: we are terrorists, we terrorize the enemies of Islam” and another image of a black Islamic flag with a rifle and the words “Support our troops”. Idris also had documents entitled: “The Islamic sentence regarding the killing of women and children in the jihad” by Abdullah Azzam and “Islamic legitimacy of the operations on martyrdom” by Nida & ul. Islam. They suggested that there might be a prospect of charges for other crimes, but it was not until July 2017 that Idris was again arrested for YouTube posts. The iris who worked in the Penarth Road sorting office in Cardiff, was suspended for the entire pay by the Royal Mail.Anjem Choudary, national leader of al-Muhajiroun, was jailed in September 2016 and licensed in the past year, after posting videos on YouTube to encourage ISIS support.