London man JAILED for posting ISIS video on his FACEBOOK page
A 31-YEAR-OLD MAN from London has been been jailed for two years after he posted an ISIS propaganda video to his Facebook page.
Abdul Hamid was jailed after posting an ISIS video on Facebook
Abdul Hamid, from Barking, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday after he pleaded guilty to disseminating a terrorist publication.
Hamid, who moved to England as a child from Bangladesh, posted a four minute video on Facebook called ‘No Respite’, which included graphic images of US soldiers in distress and being killed, accompanied by a commentary praising ISIS.
The video was viewed 465 times, was shared 34 times and liked 20 times.
Detectives arrested Hamid on February 18 and seized numerous items for examination, including his mobile phones and laptops.
Digital forensic specialists then trawled through Hamid's internet history, deleting files and around 3,000 Facebook posts.
Among his Facebook posts was a homemade video, featuring a picture of Hamid striking a salute associated with Daesh, overlaid with a song widely linked to the jihadis.
GETTY Hamid was a fan of hate preacher Anjem Choudary
While this video did not breach any laws, prosecution argued that it was an attempt by Hamid to emulate similar Daesh-produced videos, and was evidence of his support for them.
Hamid was subsequently charged on Wednesday, 11 May.
Commander Dean Haydon, of the Mets' Counter Terrorism Command, said: "One post like this has the power to influence many vulnerable people. My officers are working rigorously to ensure that those posting this kind of content online are put before the courts and the material is taken down."
In other posts on Hamid’s Facebook page, the extremist branded moderate Muslims “sell-outs” and demanded they be exterminated under Sharia Law.
NC Hamid was an open supporter of ISIS
He also blasted women and said: “Women, know you place and position."
He added: “No people will ever succeed who appoint a woman as their leader”.
He also shared photos of radical hate preacher Anjem Choudary with the caption, “Be like Anjem”