An Uber driver drove at cops exterior Buckingham Palace then tried to assault them with a samurai sword as a result of he wished to “be in paradise with Allah”, a courtroom heard.
Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, wrote a “martyrdom word” to his sister which mentioned “the Queen and her troopers will all be in hellfire” earlier than his assault round eight:30 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2017, it’s alleged.
He then swerved his automotive by means of cones exterior the palace and as two cops acquired out of a passing police van he brandished the sword and shouted “Allahu Akbar”, jurors had been informed.
But it surely was wrestled from him and he was arrested, an Outdated Bailey jury heard. The Luton man denies one rely of partaking in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.
British nationwide Chowdhury had written the word three hours earlier, after researching terrorists together with Khalid Masood, the Westminster Bridge attacker who he described as a “martyr”, it was mentioned.
He had additionally allegedly modified his WhatsApp image to an ISIS flag and wrote messages of assist for the group.
Prosecutor Timothy Cray mentioned: “He acknowledged in clear phrases that his intention was to get to paradise by changing into a martyr, combating in his phrases ‘the enemies of Allah.'”
A part of the word reportedly mentioned: “Inform everybody that I really like them and that they need to battle in opposition to the enemies of Allah with their lives and property.
“The Queen and her troopers will all be within the hellfire. They go to battle with Muslims all over the world and kill them with none mercy.
“They’re the enemies that Allah tells us to combat.”
Jurors heard simply 30 minutes earlier than he penned the word, he purchased a “sharpening device” from a Sainsbury’s which he used with the samurai sword.
Mr. Cray added: “It was as a result of bravery and fast response of those uniformed cops that one thing much more severe didn’t occur.”
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