Muslim migrant talks of shooting Jews, killing the “old woman Elizabeth,” launching jihad massacre
A delivery driver who harboured “chilling fantasies” about killing members of Tottenham’s Jewish community and attacking White Hart Lane, has jailed for attempting to join Islamic State.
Somalian Aweys Shikhey, 38, dreamed of travelling to take part in violent jihad after moving to Tottenham, north London.
He talked about killing former prime minister David Cameron and the “old woman Elizabeth”, as well as shooting Jewish people and launching an AK47 attack at White Hart Lane, then-home to Tottenham Hotspur football club.
He kept up a veneer of hard-working respectability, sending money to his families abroad while applying for loans to bankroll his trip to IS territory. But in an online chat, he fell in love with a jihadi bride in Norway and discussed committing atrocities in the UK with a fellow Somali living in Kenya.
He was found guilty of preparing terrorist acts on or before May 23 last year following a trial at the Old Bailey in February, and Judge Martin Edmunds QC jailed him for eight years with a further four years on extended licence….
The court had heard how the IS fan tried to raise money for his trip by applying for various loans, securing £10,000 from Barclays for a “wedding”, jurors were told….
Shikhey told Hassan three or five people were needed to “carry out a bloody attack” and it would be best to find AK47s and other automatic weapons.
In reference to White Hart Lane, home to Tottenham Hotspur football club, he added: “They could have been taken to Stamford Hill and when people leave from their game.”