Ginger jihadi faces jail for sharing ISIS beheading video

Ginger bearded jihadi, 44, is facing years in jail for sharing ISIS beheading video using encrypted messaging app

  • Ibrahim Anderson, 44, from Luton shared ISIS murder videos on encrypted apps
  • He admitted sharing extremist videos online while subject to a terror notification
  • Anderson had previously been jailed for three years in 2016 for promoting ISIS
  • He will be sentenced on April 30 after admitting 14 terror-related offences  

A Muslim convert has admitted sharing extremist videos on social media while subject to a terrorism notification order.

Convicted terrorist Ibrahim Anderson, 44, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey on Wednesday to a string of offences committed in the summer and autumn of 2020.

The ginger-bearded defendant, from Luton, Bedfordshire, admitted breaching notification requirements by not providing email details that he was using.

Convicted terrorist Ibrahim Anderson, 44, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey on Wednesday to a string of offences committed in the summer and autumn of 2020

The ginger bearded extremist was previosly jailed for three years in 2016 for promoting ISIS on Oxford Street in London

He pleaded guilty to 10 counts of disseminating terrorist publications relating to videos shared on Facebook and Telegram last July.

He also pleaded guilty to a further four charges of possession of terrorist publications relating to terror group ISIS.

The defendant entered his pleas via video-link from Wandsworth jail.

His lawyer, Patrick Harte, said Anderson admitted dissemination ‘on a reckless basis in the sense he did not intend his act to encourage terrorism’.

Mr Harte told the court his client said he must have inadvertently downloaded the other documents when he downloaded the films and neither opened nor forwarded them to anyone else. 

In 2016, Anderson was jailed for three years for promoting ISIS outside Topshop in London’s Oxford Street.

The  ginger bearded Islamic extremist admitted sharing 10 prohibited extremist videos between July and October last year.

Anderson had also taken photographs of his young children to promote his extremism 

This image showed Anderson’s young son holding a sword to ‘pay tribute’ to Jihadi John

Anderson, a follower of hate preacher Anjem Choudary, also admitted four counts of possessing ISIS propaganda and recruitment magazine Rumiyah.

He was jailed for three years at the Old Bailey in 2016 after he set up a stall outside Topshop on London’s Oxford Street to drum up support for ISIS.

Moderate Muslims Asmaa and Reem Al-Jufaisha were so disgusted by the leaflets being handed out they challenged Anderson and Shah Jahan Khan, 67, as the pair ranted at passers-by.

Anderson told the Iraqi Shia Muslim sisters they were ‘Khuffar’, a derogatory term for non-believers, and told them to ‘go die.’

He then showed his Facebook followers an image of an AK-47 assault rifle placed in front of a prayer mat after being released from prison.

Anderson also had extremist images on his Facebook account 

He used images such as this to promote ISIS 

In the caption on the post, Anderson wrote: ‘Remember the Mujahideen [jihadi warriors] in your prayers because they are fighting on your behalf.’

In another post, Anderson showed a box filled with bullets.

Anderson admitted 15 charges in total, but claims he was ‘reckless’ by sharing the videos, and that he must have downloaded the terrorist magazine ‘inadvertently’.

His lawyer Patrick Harte said psychiatrists now have concerns about his intelligence level.

‘Mr Anderson was visited yesterday by a psychiatric team, we initially had concerns as to the mental state of the defendant,’ said Mr Harte.

‘Those concerns have passed, however the doctor who saw Mr Anderson wants to explore a number of issues, namely his IQ and so on.’ 

Judge Philip Katz QC said: ‘We’re going to try to work out where we are and when I can pass sentence upon you.

‘Meanwhile you will remain in custody there has been a probation report ordered for you and any doctor or anybody else who needs to see you, meanwhile you must remain in custody.’

Anderson, of Luton, admitted ten counts of disseminating terrorist materials, four counts of possessing terrorist information and one of breaching notification requirements under the Counter-Terrorism Act. 

He will be sentenced on April 30.

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