Sunday 24 September 2017

Muslim convert denies 'leaflet' terror charges

Muslim convert Ibrahim Anderson, 38, from Luton in Bedfordshire, leaves Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, after pleading not guilty to terror offences after inviting people to support Islamic State (IS) by handing out leaflets in London's West End. Photo : John Stillwell/PA Wire
Muslim convert Ibrahim Anderson, 38, from Luton in Bedfordshire, leaves Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, after pleading not guilty to terror offences after inviting people to support Islamic State (IS) by handing out leaflets in London's West End. Photo : John Stillwell/PA Wire

Two men accused of inviting people to support Islamic State (IS) by handing out leaflets in London's West End have pleaded not guilty to terror offences.

Shah Jahah Khan, 62, and Muslim convert Ibrahim Anderson, 38, each deny one charge of inviting support for a banned organisation.

Westminster Magistrates' Court heard that the charge relates to an offence on August 9 last year, when the pair are alleged to have handed out leaflets about IS in Oxford Street.

Anderson also denied one charge of possessing information likely to be useful for the preparation of or carrying out an act of terrorism, when police searched his property in December last year.

Anderson and Khan remained standing throughout the hearing, "in accordance with their religious beliefs", defence counsel Tony Lodge said.

Senior district judge Howard Riddle granted the two men conditional bail and they will appear at the Old Bailey on May 15.

Muslim convert Ibrahim Anderson, 38 (left) and Shah Jahah Khan, 62, both
from Luton in Bedfordshire, leave Westminster Magistrates' Court in London. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Muslim convert Ibrahim Anderson, 38 (left) and Shah Jahah Khan, 62, both from Luton in Bedfordshire, leave Westminster Magistrates' Court in London. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

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