Man who had ‘extremely harmful’ ISIS terrorist manuals jailed

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Nuh Raheel (Met Police)
Nuh Raheel (Met Police)

A man who possessed “extremely harmful” ISIS manuals has been jailed, the Met Counter Terrorism Command has said.

Nuh Raheel, 20, was jailed for three-and-a-half years in a youth offenders’ institution, with a one-year extended licence period.

During a pre-planned search of his Birmingham home in October 2020, officers discovered Daesh - Islamic State - publications on a phone which was hidden under a mattress.

Raheel previously pleaded guilty to five charges five charges of collecting information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism and was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on May 20.

Commander Richard Smith, who leads the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “Raheel sought out and saved manuals that encouraged terrorist acts, and fuelled his extremist mindset.

“Police, with partners, work around the clock to identify and act against people like Raheel who access this kind of material, as well as playing a role in getting it removed from the internet.

“This type of propaganda is produced to promote terrorist aims, and is extremely harmful. If you come across extremist content online, we would urge you to report it to police.

“Counter terrorism investigations are always challenging, and I am pleased that the judge recognised the work of Met counter terrorism officers in bringing Raheel to justice.”

In August 2020, the count terrorism unit discovered a digital account which held extreme Islamic literature.

Following a search of his property, officers found documents with information about the handling of weapons, how to kill another person, making “jihad”, producing explosives, and how to evade police attention.

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