Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Bilal Zaheer Ahmad charged with soliciting murder over 'hit list' of MPs who voted for the Iraq war published on the NY based Revolution Muslim Website.
Bilal Zaheer Ahmad has been charged with soliciting murder and other offences under the Terrorism Act in relation to a blog listing MPs it claimed voted for the Iraq war.
Bilal Zaheer Ahmad, 23, was arrested last week in connection with the website which influenced a student who tried to kill MP Stephen Timms.
Roshonara Choudhry, 21, stabbed East Ham MP Stephen Timms twice in the stomach after watching online jihadi sermons by US-born extremist Anwar al-Awlaki. Her attack on the former Treasury minister is thought to be the first al Qaida-inspired attempt to assassinate a politician on British soil.
She knifed Mr Timms as he held a constituency surgery at the Beckton Globe community centre in east London on May 14, smiling and pretending she was going to shake hands with him before plunging the knife into his body.
Ahmad, of Dunstall, Wolverhampton, was charged with soliciting murder, West Midlands Police said. He was also charged with three counts of possessing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000.
The list of MPs who voted for the Iraq war was removed from the extremist website www.revolutionmuslim.com after the Home Office urged the US to act against it. The post hailed the student who tried to kill Labour's Stephen Timms as a 'heroine'.
The site was among those cited as an influence by Roshonara Choudhry, 21, who was jailed for life earlier this month for stabbing East Ham MP Mr Timms twice in the stomach at his surgery.
Bilal Zaheer Ahmad, of Dunstall Hill, Dunstall, Wolverhampton, was handcuffed as he stood between two security officers in the dock at London's City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.
Wearing a black coat and with close-cropped hair, Ahmad did not speak during the brief hearing. He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on November 29. Ahmad was not asked to enter a plea and no application for bail was made by his lawyer Ben Bansal.
The court heard he works in the "field of the internet" aka http://www.revolutionmuslim.com/ website (now shut).
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