Therein lies the rub, how do you deal with people who fail to be reasonable?
He warned: ‘You want war you got it. British soldiers heads will be removed and burned, u cannot defeat the Muslims. We love to die the way you love to live.’
Teen terrorist who idolised Lee Rigby’s killers and plotted to behead soldier for severed head photo was found with 12in knife, hammer and Islamic flag, court told
- Brustholm Ziamani, 19, researched army bases to find victim, court told
- He idolised Lee Rigby’s killers and was ‘willing to die for Allah’, jury heard
- But his ex-girlfriend told police of plan when he showed her his weapons
- Police say he carried note for parents saying it was a ‘duty’ to kill a soldier
- Court hears he researched how to drive from London to France
- Ziamani is on trial at Old Bailey and denies planning a terrorist attack
On trial: Brustholm Ziamani, 19, was arrested while carrying a 12-inch knife and a hammer and planned to behead a soldier because he idolised Lee Rigby’s killers, the Old Bailey heard today
A teenager who idolised Lee Rigby’s extremist killers was caught with a hammer and knife on his way to behead a soldier, a court heard yesterday.
Muslim convert Brustholm Ziamani, 19, had already been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences but was released on bail to roam the streets.
Just weeks later he was found in East London with a 12-inch knife and a pick hammer wrapped in an Islamic flag after boasting to his ex-girlfriend how he was going to ‘kill soldiers and government people’ in ‘another Lee Rigby’.
Following his arrest Ziamani is said to have laughed about the Rigby atrocity and later calmly told prison officers: ‘I was on my way to kill a British soldier at an Army barracks. I was going to behead the soldier and hold his head in the air so my friend could take a photograph.’
He claimed he ‘loved’ Michael Adebolajo and once handed out leaflets with the murderer who hacked Fusilier Rigby to death outside Woolwich barracks in May 2013, jurors at the Old Bailey were told.
Ziamani, said to be obsessed with the video war game Call of Duty, was initially arrested on June 27 last year at his home in Camberwell, South London, after trawling websites on martyrdom and researching ‘military targets’, it was alleged.
Officers found a chilling five-page letter that the Muslim convert had written for his Christian family he had turned his back on, boasting that he planned to ‘do a 9/11 and 7/7 and Woolwich all in one day’.