UK Gov’t Set To Push New Legislation To Block Early Release of Terrorist Calling For “Year Of Fear”


The news follows a terror-related stabbing attack in south London on Sunday and ahead of the release during the next few months due to automatic sentencing laws of around 20 prisoners jailed for terror offences. The convicts due for early release include a man who called for terror attacks against targets in the West and against Shia Muslims.

The UK government has expedited legislation aimed at blocking an inmate’s release, citing fears he could commit repeat offences, following a deadly knife attack in south London on Sunday.

One of the terrorist inmates, Mohammed Zahir Khan, called for a “year of fear” while posting online that there was “nothing wrong with chopping off heads of your enemies”, Sky News reported on Thursday.

Sunderland-based Khan, 42, was a shopkeeper arrested during Operation Seabee in May 2017, following comments made on Twitter and Facebook backing Daesh and supporting Islamic terrorism.

The convict had been arrested in 2014 for similar offences, namely hatred for Shi’a Muslims and Western countries, with courts later charging him for non-terrorist offences.

He wrote “death to Shias” on 4 December the same year, and tweeted a photo of a man holding a firearm titled “The Lone Mujahid [fighter]” later in the month.

A day after the post, he wrote: “NOTHING wrong with chopping off heads of your enemies”. 

Khan later tweeted in early January 2017 calling for the “year of fear”.

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