Thursday 18 January 2018

Teenage Islamist fanatic 'caught on his way to behead a British soldier'

Brustholm Ziamani, 19, was stopped and found with the weapons wrapped inside an Islamic flag
Brustholm Ziamani, 19, was stopped and found with the weapons wrapped inside an Islamic flag

Tom Whitehead

A teenage Islamist fanatic who idolised the Lee Rigby killers was caught in the street with a hammer and knife on his way to behead a British soldier, a court heard.

Brustholm Ziamani, 19, was stopped and found with the weapons wrapped inside an Islamic flag and had researched a series of military bases around London.

He had planned to behead a soldier in an echo of the soldier Lee Rigby killing and to hold the head up so he could be photographed, the Old Bailey heard.

He had earlier shown an ex-girlfriend the large hammer and 12 inch knife shortly before his arrest and told her he was planning a terrorist attack and would “kill soldiers”.

After his arrest he told a security officer at a police station that he had been on his way to “kill a British soldier at an army barracks,” prosecutor Annabel Darlow said.

Telegraph.co.uk

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