London | The British Husnain Rashid, who had instigated an attack on Prince George, 4, was sentenced Friday in London to life imprisonment.
The Woolwich (East London) court has condemned this supporter of the Islamic State organization to life imprisonment, including 25 years ineligibility, for the preparation of terrorist acts and incitement to terrorism.
Husnain Rashid, 32, was arrested on November 22, 2017, for publishing information on Telegram encrypted messaging that could be used to carry out attacks against several targets including Prince George, eldest son of Prince William and his wife. Kate.
“The message was clear: you provided the name and address of Prince George’s school, an image of his school, and the instruction or threat of considering the members of the royal family as potential targets,” he said. launched Judge Andrew Lees.
According to the prosecution, Husnain Rashid also planned to go to Syria to fight in the ranks of the jihadist Islamic State group.
“The attacks in Western countries were in your eyes the only acceptable alternative to jihad itself,” added the judge.
Rashid also suggested other targets such as football stadiums, military bases, shopping malls, government buildings, the Jewish community and Russia during the World Cup football, using vehicles, weapons or bombs.
His plans were for random victims, and did not distinguish between adults and children, soldiers and civilians, the judge said.
Through the Telegram messenger, the Briton also gave instructions to design poison, Molotov cocktails and napalm and suggested poisoning the ice cream sold at the supermarket.
The terrorist threat remains high in the United Kingdom hit by five attacks in 2017, with a total of 36 deaths.