Brustholm Ziamani, 19, was found guilty of plotting to behead a British soldier after he was arrested in London last year. He has now been sentenced.
At the time of his arrest Ziamani, who converted to radical Islam “rapidly” and was inspired by the terror-killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby to commit political murders of his own, was found to be carrying a large knife, a stone-masons hammer and a black flag of Islam. Police were aware of his radicalisation and made the intelligence-led arrest at the last moment before he was to kill.
Ziamani was active in the on-line extremist community, researching army cadet bases and posting hateful comments on Facebook. Before his arrest he wrote: “Sharia Law on its way on our streets we will implement it its part of our religion we will get Dem kufar soon we r soldiers of Allah TAKBIR.”
In another post, speaking of the murder of Lee Rigby, he said: “Why are They acting like Lee Rigby’s death was the worst death ever he just got run over and stabbed left right centre I bet if n Englishmen did it they wont say nuffin or make a big deal over it but two muslim brothers run over dis kaffar n now makin a big deal.”
Ziamani was sentenced at the Old Baily on Friday to a 22 year jail term.