The man charged with a terrorist sword attack outside Buckingham Palace had written a note reading, “The Queen and her soldiers will all be in hellfire”, before launching the attack, a court has heard.
Bungling alleged would-be terrorist Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 26, had actually intended to go to Windsor Castle but the taxi driver got lost after his satnav took him to The Windsor Castle pub instead.
So he changed plans and attacked London instead, “deliberately” driving at police outside the royal palace before reaching for the 4ft weapon when approached by unarmed officers on the evening of Friday, August 25th.
The British-born suspect of Bangladeshi heritage is accused of one charge of preparing terrorist acts, which carries a maximum life sentence.
Mr. Chowdhury, of Luton, was also revealed to be an Uber driver and his weapon was described as a samurai sword that was found in the passenger footwell of the blue Toyota Prius he was driving.
‘Allahu Akbar’ Buckingham Palace Sword Attacker in Court Charged with Terror
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Previous reports suggest he “repeatedly” shouted “Allahu Akbar” (Arabic for ‘Allah is greatest’) during the attack.
According to the Daily Mail, Westminster magistrates’ court in London heard a note to Mr. Chowdhury’s 23-year-old sister Sneha read out.
It said: “The Queen and her soldiers will all be in the hellfire, they go to war with Muslims around the world and kill them without any mercy.”
Mark Carol, prosecuting, said the note also read: “To my dearest sister, By the time you read this Insha’Allah [God willing] I will be with Allah.
“Do not cry and be strong. The Shaheed [witness or martyr] will take 70 members of his family with him to paradise. I will take you there Insha’Allah.
“Tell everyone I love them and that they should struggle against the enemies of Allah… The Queen and her soldiers will all be in the hellfire, they go to war with Muslims around the world and kill them without any mercy.”
Plainclothes officers flanked Mr. Chowdhury in a reinforced glass dock. He nodded as the note was read out and spoke in soft, “well-spoken English” to confirm his personal details.