Place of Birth: Leicester, United Kingdom;
Hisham Chaudhary of Chestnut Drive, Oadby, Leicestershire, is also accused of spreading Islamic State propaganda online.
He denies four counts of disseminating a terrorist publication, one count of membership of a proscribed organisation and two counts of funding terrorism.
As the prosecution opened its case, the court heard Chaudhary had produced a “jihad” video, described as “a sinister call-to-arms”, to fight non-believers – which was then spread around the world through the internet.
Jurors were told he also raised money and converted it to Bitcoin, which he used to send funds to the Islamic State terrorist group.
Electronic records showed Chaudhary had bought more than £50,000 worth of Bitcoin, and then discussed how to transfer it secretly around the world, the court heard.
Chaudhary was arrested in a dawn raid, anti-terrorist police found devices in his bedroom containing what were described as Islamic State propaganda videos.
He posted some videos online using the name “John Smith”.
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