Three men have been convicted of making speeches encouraging others to support Daesh and further its activities.
Mohammed Alamgir, Yousuf Bashir and Rajib Khan made several speeches in Luton and were part of the local branch of the proscribed extremist group Al-Muhajiroun. Their speeches encouraged people to join Daesh and not to “sit on the sidelines”.
The Al-Muhajiroun group was infiltrated by an undercover police officer who covertly collected evidence which was used to convict the men. The men also had links with Anjem Choudary, who was also recently convicted of encouraging support for Daesh.
Sue Hemming, CPS Head of Counter Terrorism, said:
“These men sought to divide our society with messages of hate and extremism and their desire for a role in conflict and conquest has only ended in a conviction.
“Knowingly encouraging people to join or support a proscribed organisation is a crime and will be prosecuted.”
Notes to Editors
Mohammed Istiak Alamgir – convicted of three counts of encouraging support for a proscribed organisation, contrary to s12(3) Terrorism Act 2000
Yousuf Bashir – convicted of one count of encouraging support for a proscribed organisation, contrary to s12(3) Terrorism Act 2000
Rajib Khan – convicted of two counts of encouraging support for a proscribed organisation, contrary to s12(3) Terrorism Act 2000