An Islamic extremist who owned sick videos of dead soldiers and a ‘secret agent’ guide has been jailed for 12 years.
Asim Majid, 30, also owned films which featured suicide bombings and guidance on how to use a knife to kill.
The CCTV operative, is said to have owned a publication entitled How To Survive In The West which promises to teach readers "how to be a secret agent who lives a double life, something which Muslims will have to do to survive in the coming years".
He was arrested in Bradford in June 2018 following an intelligence led investigation by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East with support from West Yorkshire Police.
He was convicted of two counts of having a publication likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism and to eight counts of disseminating terrorist publications.
He was also found guilty of fundraising for a banned terrorist organisation.
During searches of his residence, officers found several instructional publications and videos which Majid shared across multiple online platforms in an attempt to influence others to sympathise with his ideology.
Majid also sent money abroad with the belief that it would be used for terrorist purposes.
A total of around 772 videos were found on his phone, with a small number of these being disseminated.
The court heard how one of the films discovered on Majid’s Samsung mobile following his arrest was a "demonstration video to assist the would-be terrorist in how to kill with a knife".
The video also referenced the Islamic State magazine series called Rumiyah, which contains regular features like Just Terror Tactics – How To Kill With A Knife.
Among the other videos found on the phone was one depicting "fighters engaged in martyrdom" and "graphic images of 31 dead soldiers", with another showing men and boys carrying out suicide bomb attacks.
Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowde, Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East, said:
"The materials in Majid’s possession that he shared clearly demonstrates support for extremist views and ideologies and he actively sought to influence others in believing the same.
“So prolific were his online discussions and communications with others, our officers retrieved 4741 chats consisting of 114917 messages from one of the several multi-media online platforms he was using.
“Daesh and other Terrorist groups rely heavily on their propaganda being shared online to encourage support, radicalise, and provoke individuals to carry out attacks abroad and in the UK.
“By sharing and possessing such materials, and knowingly sending funds to support terrorism in Majid has now received a substantial prison sentence."
"Tackling extremist material is an essential part of protecting the public and preventing offences that incite or encourage acts of terrorism.
“We urge anyone who sees extremist content online to report their concerns anonymously to specialist officers via www.gov.uk/ACT or by contacting the police in confidence on 0800 789321.”
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