Extremist jailed over Islamic State stall outside Topshop on Oxford Street
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A ginger-bearded extremist who was jailed for setting up a stall in Oxford Street to drum up support for ISIS is still posting inflammatory messages online after being let out.
Ibrahim Anderson, 40, who is a follower of hate preacher Anjem Choudary, was jailed for three years in 2016 after setting up the stall outside Topshop in 2014.
But Anderson, who was caught after outraged Muslim sisters challenged him, showed his Facebook followers an image of an AK-47 assault rifle placed in front of a prayer mat after being released from prison.
In the caption on the post, news of which was reported by The Sun, Anderson wrote: ‘Remember the Mujahideen [jihadi warriors] in your prayers because they are fighting on your behalf.’
In another post, Anderson showed a box filled with bullets.
‘I found a box of pills that cure paedophilia,’ he wrote in the caption.
Anderson was jailed after he and fellow extremist Shah Jahan Khan were part of a group which set up a stall which promoted ISIS outside Topshop’s Oxford Street branch.
They also handed out leaflets to attract potential followers to the terror group.
But sisters Asmaa Al-Kufaishi, and Reem, then aged 36 and 24, who were returning from a nearby Palestinian rights demonstration, confronted the pair.
Anderson told the Iraqi Shia Muslim sisters they were ‘Khuffar’, a derogatory term for non-believers, and told them to ‘go die.’
Anderson also told the sisters they would ‘burn in hell’ and should be killed.
Khan, who had a long flowing white beard, told one of the women she was ‘a disgrace to her religion’ because of her non-Islamic dress and ordered her sister to wash the make-up off her face.
Unperturbed, they took pictures of the men and stall decorated with the ISIS logo, which they handed over to police.
Anderson was easily identified from his distinctive bushy ginger beard and the sisters also picked out Khan during an identification parade, the Old Bailey heard.
The women’s father, Farouk, praised his daughters for standing up to the twisted ideology of the murderous organisation.
He said: ‘I am very proud. We have to support (such actions) if we are to prevail.’
After their actions were brought to light by the Muslim sisters, officers raided Anderson’s home and found instructions for travel to Syria on a notebook computer.
Anderson, a father-of-five, had previous convictions for assault and possessing an imitation firearm while Khan, a driving instructor, was previously of good character.
Both men were jailed for two years, but Anderson was given an extra 12-month sentence for the material found on his computer.
Anderson used the same gym as terrorist Khalid Masood, who killed four pedestrians and PC Keith Palmer during the Westminster terror attacks in 2017.
Massood’s inquest was told that the pair knew each other well enough to say ‘hi’ to.
Source: Daily Mail