A jobless father-of-four who shared videos glorifying ISIS on YouTube months after he was released from prison for showing his son beheading clips was jailed again today.
Gary Staples, a 50 year old who was on disability benefits, showed violent footage of decapitations to his nine-year-old son.
He then drummed up support for ISIS by posting eight videos to his YouTube account in 2016. He told followers to ‘take a break, come to jihad’.
Staples, of south London, converted to Islam in 2012 and was convicted of child neglect on 8 January 2016 for showing his son the beheading videos.
He told probation and prevent officers he had no interest in jihadi material when he was released from custody in February 2016, but was sharing pro-terrorist videos while on license.
He was convicted of publishing statements which were reckless as to the encouragement of terrorism circulating a terrorist publication.
Staples, wearing a blue jumper, waved to his forlorn mother in the public gallery as Judge Anuja Dhir told him: ‘These videos were a call to arms.
‘You put together the images and added music in the form of nasheeds in such a way that each of them glorified terrorism. What I mean by this is the killing of innocent people in the name of Allah.’…
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