An Uber driver drove at cops exterior Buckingham Palace then tried to assault them with a samurai sword as a result of he needed to “be in paradise with Allah”, a courtroom heard.
Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, wrote a “martyrdom be aware” to his sister which stated “the Queen and her troopers will all be in hellfire” earlier than his assault round 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2017, it’s alleged.
He then swerved his automotive by way of cones exterior the palace and as two cops acquired out of a passing police van he brandished the sword and shouted “Allahu Akbar”, jurors had been informed.
However it was wrestled from him and he was arrested, an Outdated Bailey jury heard. The Luton man denies one rely of partaking in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.
British nationwide Chowdhury had written the be aware three hours earlier, after researching terrorists together with Khalid Masood, the Westminster Bridge attacker who he described as a “martyr”, it was stated.
He had additionally allegedly modified his WhatsApp image to an ISIS flag and wrote messages of help for the group.
Prosecutor Timothy Cray stated: “He acknowledged in clear phrases that his intention was to get to paradise by turning into a martyr, preventing in his phrases ‘the enemies of Allah.'”
A part of the be aware reportedly stated: “Inform everybody that I really like them and that they need to wrestle in opposition to the enemies of Allah with their lives and property.
“The Queen and her troopers will all be within the hellfire. They go to battle with Muslims world wide and kill them with none mercy.
“They’re the enemies that Allah tells us to struggle.”
Jurors heard simply 30 minutes earlier than he penned the be aware, he purchased a “sharpening device” from a Sainsbury’s which he used with the samurai sword.
Mr. Cray added: “It was as a result of bravery and fast response of those uniformed cops that one thing much more severe didn’t occur.”
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