A MIGRANT planned to kill The Queen and former Prime Minister David Cameron before attempting to join Islamic State the Old Bailey has heard.
Aweys Shikhey, 38 and Abdirahman Idrissa Hassan discussed the plot in conversations in May 2016.
“It is good to shoot them live,” Mr. Shikhey allegedly said.
“May God bestow you in killing David Cameron and the old woman Elizabeth,”
The terror suspect who lived in Tottenham, London also planed an attack with an AK-47 at White Heart Lane.
The Old Bailey was told that Shikhey, 38, led a double life and dreamed of travelling to take part in violent jihad after moving to Tottenham, north London.
He tried to raise money by applying for various loans, securing £10,000 from Barclays for a “wedding”. In the spring of 2017, he borrowed more money from his boss to help him visit his two wives and children in Holland and Kenya, the court heard.
The prosecution claimed his ultimate aim before his arrest in May last year was to travel to Istanbul, and then further east from there. His terrorist mindset was allegedly revealed in encrypted chat on Threema and Telegram with a fellow Somali living in Kenya.
Met Officers apprehended him at London’s Stansted Airport before boarding a flight to Turkey on May 23rd, 2017.
The prosecutor Barnaby Jameson told jurors: “The defendant displayed a violent attitude towards this country symbolised by killing the then prime minister and the Queen.”
Mr. Shikhey denies one charge of preparing for acts of terrorism, but prosecutor Barnaby Jameson described him as “a terrorist hiding in plain sight,” adding: “The defendant, you will hear, was a secret and indeed eager supporter of Islamic State.”
The suspect is also reported to have written: “I do not have anything as long as I am in a disbeliever country. This is my first job and I will migrate for the sake of God. I am not coming back to this dirty people [sic], God Willing.”
“Correct,” Mr. Hassan replied.
A lawyer said: “It’s interesting to see the reaction from Hassan. This appears to have caused him a great deal of amusement. Was this just banter or does the exchange give you a real insight into the way these two men were thinking?”
The defendant told Hassan there were “a lot of Jews” in the area of Stamford Hill in north London. Hassan talked of “smelling fuel … like you are lighting cigarette then burn them as much as possible”. But Shikhey allegedly replied: “No brother. It is good to shoot them live.”
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