Jailed Islamic terrorist is cleared of brandishing a sharpened toilet brush at prison staff
A convicted Jihadi and disciple of Anjem Choudary has been cleared by a jury of brandishing a sharpened toilet brush while protesting about 'racist prison staff'.
Kazi Islam, 26, was being held in HMP Rochester in Kent when he climbed a wall to demand a move to another jail.
But Islam was cleared of possessing an offensive weapon in a prison by a jury at Southwark Crown Court after insisting he would not have used the brush to injure anyone.
He was convicted of plotting to behead soldiers following a trial at the Old Bailey in 2015.
Islam had preyed on Asperger’s sufferer Harry Thomas, 21, demanding he buy ingredients for a pipe bomb and go to the pharmacy for bottles of hydrogen peroxide.
He had been radicalised after the murder of Lee Rigby in 2013, attending seminars and lecturers by Anjem Choudary’s banned Al Muhajiroun group.
Islam also downloaded gruesome ISIS videos, recipes for explosives, and Al Qaeda magazines, while searching online for extremist rants and bomb making manuals.
He was convicted of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts and jailed for eight years.