AN EAST LONDON MAN has been jailed for two years for encouraging terrorism. Shafi Mohammed Saleem, 28, used over 20 Twitter and Instagram handles to pump out images and messages promoting Daesh over several months.
Metropolitan Police detectives investigated the images and established that they came from Saleem. On 19th April 2017 they arrested him at his home. They also recovered nine separate devices which held digital data, including images and articles from magazines, other pictures and videos.
The recovered material included a picture of Saleem meeting convicted terrorists Anjem Choudhary and Mizanur Rahman.
Commander Dean Haydon, of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, said, “I cannot underplay the importance of bringing before the courts people who tweet subversive messages promoting Daesh. Every tweet has the potential to radicalise vulnerable people.
“Arresting and bringing to justice people who send messages like Saleem did is just one of the ways that counter terrorism officers nationally are tackling the threat from terrorist propaganda online.
“The national Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit also scours the internet daily for material like this and by working with hundreds of social media platforms globally, it has ensured the removal of more than 300,000 terrorist and extremist posts in the past seven years.”
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