A British man who plotted to kill Theresa May in a suicide attack on Downing Street has been jailed. The 20-year-old planned to behead the prime minister but his plot was thwarted by police.
On Friday, August 31, Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, was jailed for a minimum of 30 years at the Old Bailey in London.
Rahman, whose family was originally from Bangladesh, was arrested in London on November 28, 2017.
He thought he was corresponding online with representatives of Daesh but it turned out to be an undercover officer from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command. MI5 was also involved in the operation.
Undercover police officers posing as Daesh terrorists provided him with what he thought was a suicide vest and a bomb.
Terrorist Had Been Sleeping In His Car
Rahman, who had been sleeping in his car, planned to force his way inside 10 Downing Street and then behead Mrs. May.
He came to the attention of the police in the first place in August 2017 when he was arrested on suspicion of sending indecent images to under-age girls.
Police did not charge him but while examining his cellphone they realized he held Islamist extremist views.
The trial heard Rahman’s uncle had travelled to Syria to join Daesh and had been killed by a drone strike.
This “tipped him over” into deciding to attack the prime minister.
Rahman contacted an undercover officer posing as a Daesh member using the Telegram…