ISIS Supporter Jailed for Planning to Bomb Train Line in Britain

(Guardian-UK) Josh Halliday - Zahid Hussain, 29, an Islamic State supporter who planned to blow up the Birmingham-to-London railway line and was caught on CCTV climbing into a storm drain under the tracks, has been jailed for at least 15 years. Jurors at Birmingham crown court heard that Hussain became radicalized while viewing hundreds of ISIS images and videos of the war in Syria. When police searched his parents' house, they found books on guerrilla warfare, including one that talked of mounting attacks on railways, in which a page on how to derail a train had been marked. Officers also found handwritten recipes for explosives.

2017-10-10 00:00:00

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