Place of Birth: Gateshead, United kingdom;
Abdul Ibrahim was holding a genuine Russian hand grenade and shouting “Allahu Akbar” in a mobile phone shop after the shop had refused to buy some phones from him.
Ibrahim, of Deckham Terrace, Gateshead, pleaded guilty to making a threat to kill and making a hoax bomb threat and was jailed for five years at the Newcastle Crown Court.
Ibrahim had initially gone to the Mobile Connection shop in Newcastle on Thursday February 28 last year and asked owner, Burhan Mohammed, to charge some phones.
The next day, he returned and offered to sell the phones but Mr Mohammed declined. Mr Mohammed then asked Mr Aser Kheder to look after the shop briefly while he went to pray and as he entered the shop, he was aware of Ibrahim and another man following behind.
He was confronted by Abdul Ibrahim, who came in making death threats and shouting things indicating it was a possible terrorist attack.
When Ibrahim entered the shop he said to Mr Kheder “This is the last day of your life,” then said he was joking.
Then he saw Ibrahim put his hand in his jacket pocket and was shocked to see he was holding a grenade.
Mr Kheder, who used to be in the Kurdish security services, recognised the device as a genuine Russian grenade and feared he and others were about to be blown up.
Ibrahim started shouting “Allahu Akbar” “Allah is great” and “No God except Allah”.
He was intoxicated and mentally unwell and said the incident in the shop only lasted two to three minutes, although there was then a further 15 minutes outside the shop before a police officer arrived.
When interviewed by police, Ibrahim said the grenade was bought by someone else from an army surplus store on Westgate Road.
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