Lancashire Terrorist Jailed

13 July 2018, 14:55 | Updated: 13 July 2018, 15:23

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32 year old Husnain Rashid from Nelson in Lancashire called on his supporters to target the 4 year old last October.
Messages found on an encrypted messenger app on Rashid's also revealed threats against footballers and fans attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, instructions on how to poison fruit in supermarkets with cyanide and encouraging attacks on high profile public figures.

Although not all the material shared and posted by Rashid has ever been recovered, due to the complex encryption he used, Counter Terrorism Policing North West officers found a draft digital magazine that Rashid had been working on which included a list of destination hotspots for terror attacks, including the Vatican City, a train station in Australia and the Trafford Centre in Manchester. 

Rashid denied encouraging terrorism and preparation of terrorist acts until the sixth day of his trial.

Chief Superintendent Will Chatterton from Counter Terrorism Policing North West said: 

“Rashid was developing his magazine, called Lone Mujahid, which could be described as a sort of e-toolkit for would-be lone-wolf attackers. He is a prolific and dangerous individual. 

Today the world is just that little bit safer."