Mohammed Zahir Khan
Place of Birth: Birmingham, United Kingdom;
Mohammed Zahir Khan is a shopkeeper from Sunderland in north-east England, who was convicted of spreading Islamic State propaganda online.
Khan was jailed for four-and-a-half years over six Terrorism Act charges and two of publishing or distributing material that incited religious hatred.
He was jailed in May 2018 for posting in support of Islamic State online and calling for a “year of fear.” He also shared messages on social media in which he said Shia Muslims should be burnt alive, and reposted a tweet which included an Islamic State call to attack US army bases.
He pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court to five counts of encouraging terrorism and one count of disseminating a terrorist publication.
The father-of-one, originally from Birmingham, had previously served long sentences for drugs supply offences and moved to the North East to make a break from gangs.
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