UK Muslim Convert Guilty Of Plotting To Behead Soldier - Was Connected To al- Muhajiroun
February 19, 2015
19 February 2015
Brusthom Ziamani: Teenager guilty of plot to behead soldier
A teenager, who was armed with a 12in knife and a hammer when he was arrested, has been found guilty of planning to behead a British soldier.
Brusthom Ziamani, 19, was also carrying an "Islamic flag" when he was arrested in east London in August 2014.
The court heard he had been inspired by the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in 2013, researched Army cadet bases and boasted of a plot to "kill soldiers".
Ziamani, of Camberwell, London, will be sentenced on 20 March.
During the trial, jurors were told how Ziamani had "reverted" to Islam at the beginning of 2014 and was arrested after he had shown his ex-girlfriend weapons.
The court heard how Ziamani had fallen in with members of al-Muhajiroun - an extremist organisation - after he was "kicked out" of home for converting to Islam in early 2014.
He attended the group's talks in the basement of a Halal sweet shop in Whitechapel, London, and bought a black flag to take on their demonstrations, saying "I'm going to rock it everywhere I go in the Kaffirs' face".
He posted comments on Facebook saying that he was "willing to die in the cause of Allah" and saying: "Sharia law on its way on our streets.
"We will implement it, it's part of our religion."