Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Man Jailed in UK For Spreading Terrorist Ideology Through Social Media

Mohammed Abdal Miah

A man who openly supported terrorist group Islamic State has been jailed for attempting to spread their ideology.

Mohammed Abdal Miah, 32, from Newcastle, was convicted of terrorism offences following an investigation by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

The trial at Kingston Crown Court heard he had used social media to facilitate support for the group and shared information that encouraged others to commit terrorist acts.

Detective Chief Superintendent Clive Wain, head of the North East CTU, said: “It is clear from the evidence that has been presented that Miah had displayed open support for Isis and their ideology.

“He has used social media to facilitate his support for the terrorist organisation Isis and to spread their propaganda.

“Miah also used social media as a platform to share information that clearly encourages others to commit terrorist acts.”

Miah, who was jailed for three and a half years, was convicted of two charges of dissemination of terrorist publications. The jury found him not guilty of two other charges.

Mr Wain said: “Today’s sentence sends out a strong message that actions such as those carried out by Miah will not be tolerated and the North East CTU, together with policing colleagues and other partner agencies, will bring those who are breaking the law to justice.

“Terrorism and support of terrorism is not acceptable in any form.”


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