By Katie Feehan For Mailonline
Published: 19:25 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 19:29 BST, 16 October 2020
A former student caught with al-Qaeda magazines on his phone including 'how to make a bomb in your mother's kitchen' has been jailed for three years.
Salim Youssoufi, of Coventry Road, Small Heath, had claimed he downloaded the documents 'out of curiosity'.
The 26-year-old, was today found guilty of four charges of possessing documentation containing terrorist information. following a trial.
The former electronics and telecommunications student travelled to the UK in September 2019 and moved into his Small Heath address with his wife - three months before his arrest.
Birmingham Crown Court heard the Italian national was arrested on December 13 and his mobile phone seized by West Midlands Police.
'Contained on that telephone were four documents - electronic files - which contained terrorist information,' said Matthew Brook, prosecuting.
Italian national Salim Youssoufi, 26, has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of possessing information likely to be useful to a terrorist which was on his phone while in the UK
He said Youssoufi, had made copies of different editions of al-Qaeda's Inspire periodical. One had a front cover with the title: 'Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mum.'
Another article described creating a machine with rolling blades to 'mow down the enemies of Allah' which was called 'The ultimate mowing machine.'
A further article referred to 'destroying buildings'