Islamic State supporter ‘urged Prince George attack’ pleas guilty

An Islamic State supporter who called for jihadis to attack Prince George has admitted a string of terror charges.

Husnain Rashid, 32, of Leonard Street in Nelson, Lancashire, brought his trial at Woolwich Crown Court to a halt with a dramatic change of plea.

Nearly two weeks into his trial Rashid was re-indicted and pleaded guilty to three counts of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.

He also admitted one count of encouraging terrorism.

Rashid will be sentenced on 28 June at the same court for the offences spanning from October 2016 to April this year.

Judge Andrew Lees told the defendant: “For the past week I have listened to the most disturbing allegations.

“You have admitted these allegations of encouraging others to commit terrorist activities and publishing statements to encourage the killing of others.

“It is inevitable that you will receive a very lengthy prison sentence and there will be a consideration of a life prison sentence.”

He added: “The question of your future dangerousness and the protection of the public is a matter that I will have to give very careful consideration.” Read More …