Man on trial for encouraging attacks on 4-year-old Prince George

Helen Haslem, head of the lower school and Britain's Prince William hold Prince George's hands as he arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool

London- An alleged supporter of the Islamic State group went on trial in London on Wednesday, he is being accused of encouraging attacks on 4-year-old Prince George.

32 year old Husnain Rashid according to Prosecutors provided  an “e-toolkit for terrorism” on an online channel he ran under the name the Lone Mujahid.

Annebel Darlow prosecutor to the case told the jury that Rashid encourage attacks on a number of targets, including that of, “injecting poison into supermarket ice creams and targeting Prince George at his first school.”

Prosecutors produced a social media post that included a photo of the Prince George school’s address, a silhouette of a jihadi fighter and the message read, “even the royal family will not be left alone.”

Rashid originally from Nelson in northwest England is a mosque teacher and is accused of encouraging “lone wolf” attacks, providing advice on using bombs, chemicals and knives.

Darlow said, “He made numerous posts glorifying terrorist atrocities committed successfully against others and encouraging and inciting his readers to plan and commit more successful terror attacks of their own.”

Rashid has denied the claims of  preparing terrorist acts, encouraging terrorism and disseminating a terrorist publication.

His trial is expected to last six weeks at the London’s Woolwich Court.

Photo Credit- Fijivillage and huffington post

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