Friend of London Bridge attacker is jailed

Taha Hussain, 21, has been jailed for making an ISIS propaganda video outside Windsor Castle where he abused soldiers

Taha Hussain, 21, has been jailed for making an ISIS propaganda video outside Windsor Castle where he abused soldiers

A close friend of the main London Bridge terrorist has been jailed for four and a half years today after making an ISIS propaganda video outside Windsor Castle pledging to kill 'non-believers'.

Taha Hussain, 21, from Slough, Berkshire, was in a group shouting 'Allahu Akbar' and 'baby butchers' at soldiers.

He also pledged to topple a statue of Queen Victoria in the same way Saddam Hussein's fell in Iraq in 2003 - but later told police he was in Windsor 'feeding the ducks'.

He and another extremist filmed themselves in a car outside the famous castle and at the nearby Coldstream Guards barracks as they made threats and vowed to 'liberate Windsor' saying: 'ISIS will last for ever'.

Hussain was an associate of Khuram Butt, who went on to lead two other men on a vehicle and knife attack on London Bridge and in Borough Market in June, killing eight people. 

Hussain ran ran two Youtube channels and broadcast extremist material using Whatsapp and Telegram to circle of extremists and appeared on the notorious Jihadi Next Door documentary on Channel 4.

Among the material he shared was an ISIS guide to joining the fighting in Syria which advised followers to launch an attack in their own countries if they were prevented from making the journey.

Judge Paul Dodgson told him: 'Most chillingly in the light of recent events there is a chapter containing advice to those who could not go to Syria.

'The advice includes to wait a few months and try again, steal from the kuffars [non-believers] and, most pertinently to the events we have endured this year, kill local kuffar in their own land.'  

Taha Hussain (second right) with London Bridge ringleader Khuram Butt (third left) on the Channel 4 documentary 'The Jihadi Next Door' 

Taha Hussain (second right) with London Bridge ringleader Khuram Butt (third left) on the Channel 4 documentary 'The Jihadi Next Door' 

Hussain (pictured) also made a video with Haroon Syed, who was previously jailed for life to plotting a terrorist attack on a London landmark or a Elton John concert

Hussain also made a video with Haroon Syed (pictured), who was previously jailed for life to plotting a terrorist attack on a London landmark or a Elton John concert

Hussain (left) also made a video with Haroon Syed (right), who was previously jailed for life to plotting a terrorist attack on a London landmark or a Elton John concert

Hussain ran two Youtube channels which he used to broadcast extremist material. He also used the encrypted Whatsapp and Telegram messaging services to disseminate documents

Hussain ran two Youtube channels which he used to broadcast extremist material. He also used the encrypted Whatsapp and Telegram messaging services to disseminate documents

Hussain and another friend filmed themselves in a car outside Windsor Castle and at the nearby Coldstream Guards barracks as they made threats and yelled ISIS slogans.

t Hussain and Butt were 'close pals' and Hussain 'could easily have gone on to be part of the same plot' had he not been arrested.

t Hussain and Butt were 'close pals' and Hussain 'could easily have gone on to be part of the same plot' had he not been arrested.

In court, the apprentice panel beater, who had become religiously observant at the age of 15, claimed he was in Windsor 'to feed the ducks.'

But, sentencing him to four and a half years in jail, the judge told him: 'The attitude that you then possessed is clearly demonstrated by the words of hatred that you used.'

He said the video 'demonstrates quite graphically what his state of mind was at the time, and his feelings towards his country are amply demonstrated in that video.'

Hussain made a second video outside Hounslow barracks with Haroon Ali Syed, 19, from Hounslow, West London who was jailed for life earlier this month for plotting a terrorist attack on an Elton John concert in Hyde Park. 

One source said that Hussain and Butt were 'close pals' and Hussain 'could easily have gone on to be part of the same plot' had he not been arrested.

Hussain was also an associate of the jailed preacher Anjem Choudary and was at a meeting with other senior lieutenants at Chalvey Community Centre in Slough in June 2014 which was closed down by police.

He had been sending radical material to Mohammed Sufiyan Choudry, 23, another preacher from Maidenhead, Berks, who was jailed earlier this year after talking about trucks full of explosives driving down Oxford Street.

Another recipient, Mohamed Abdulkadir Osman Mayow, 23, a former Asda worker from Hayes, West London, calling himself Abu Zubayr, was jailed for five years and two months in February for spreading terrorist propaganda.

Taha Hussain at an Islamic roadshow street stall in an image from his Youtube account

Taha Hussain at an Islamic roadshow street stall in an image from his Youtube account

His contacts also included Omar Hussain, a Morrison's security guard from High Wycombe, Bucks, who went on to join ISIS using the name Abu Saeed al-Britanni.

Taha Hussain was found guilty of

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