Man who encouraged attack on Prince George admits terrorism charges

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Man who encouraged attack on Prince George admits terrorism charges

AN alleged Islamic State supporter, who called for an attack on Prince George has been warned he could face life behind bars after dramatically changing his plea during his trial. "Prince George and other members of the royal family should be viewed as targets".

Prosecutor Annabel Darlow told the jury that Rashid posted suggestions of a range of attacks, including injecting poison into supermarket ice cream and targeting Prince George's school, located across the River Thames from his home in Kensington Palace.

He was found guilty of writing messages online encouraging militants to carry out attacks and posting a photo of the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge next to a superimposed silhouette of a jihadi fighter.

While that threat inspired many headlines, prosecutors said the royal family was only one of many targets suggested by Mr. Rashid, 32, including soccer stadiums, British Army bases, Jewish institutions, polling booths, the Wimbledon tennis tournament and concert sites.

The prosecution also had argued that Rashid ran a "prolific" Telegram messaging channel named the Lone Mujahid.

Judge Andrew Lees told Rashid: "For the past week I have listened to the most disturbing allegations".

In a dramatic mid-trial reversal, Husnain Rashid pleaded guilty to three counts of engaging in conduct to prepare of terrorist acts, and one count of encouraging terrorism.

"It is undoubtable that you will receive a lengthy prison sentence and the question of your future dangerousness and the protection of the public is a matter that I will have to give very careful consideration".

"Next to that was a caption, 'school starts early.' It provides an address in Battersea for a school to which the young Prince attends".

The unemployed web designer was in touch with an IS operative in Syria called "Repunzel" and sent him information about how to make explosives and shoot down aircraft.

When police swooped on his house last November, Rashid "hurled" a phone containing a "treasure trove" of evidence over a wall and into an alleyway.

Other posts included a photograph of the Burmese ambassador to the United Kingdom with the address of the Burmese embassy saying: "You know what to do".

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