Jihadi council binman wanted to kill soldiers and attack nightclubs
Aabid Ali, 49, previously known as Darren Glennon, became a rampant jihadi supporter while working on the bins.
Manchester Crown Court heard how the refuse collector became increasingly fixated with extremist ideology in the last two years.
He “almost daily” watched videos of ISIS beheadings, stonings and bombings and looked up how to make explosives.
He also told his wife of his desire to bomb an RAF base and attack nightclubs.
“Everyone loves a bomb. I like the sound of a bang,” Ali told officers when arrested.
Ali, from Wrexham, was only caught when his wife, who works at an army base, alerted police to his “deeply radical” views and sympathy for ISIS.
He had previously told her he thought the murder of Lee Rigby was justified and was found with maps of Parliament, looked up security arrangements at Number 10 and spoke of using a car as a jihadi weapon.
Ali pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two offences of having ISIS publications, bomb making manuals, useful for terrorist purposes and a further count of encouraging terrorism, all committed last autumn.
Judge David Stockdale said he had shown “no remorse, no regret, no apology”.
He added: “This is extremely serious offending, you are patently fixated with extremism and terrorism and you are minded to encourage terrorism in others.
“You show no sense whatsoever of retreating from your path into radicalisation.”
Ali was jailed for five years.
Source: Daily Star