Two street preachers jailed in the UK for handing out Daesh leaflets

Published January 31st, 2016 - 04:02 GMT
The men were charged with inviting support for a banned organization. (Twitter)
The men were charged with inviting support for a banned organization. (Twitter)

Two street preachers in the UK have been jailed for passing out Daesh leaflets on London’s popular Oxford Street. Ibrahim Anderson and Shah Jahan Khan were reported to police in August of 2014 after they allegedly handing out propaganda supporting the establishment of a caliphate by Daesh.

Two sisters, Asmaa and Reem al-Jufaisha, were returning from a Palestinian rights demonstration when they saw the men preaching the extremist propaganda. After confronting them, the sisters took photographs of the stall the men had set up which was decorated with the Daesh logo. They then handed the evidence over to the police.

Both Anderson and Khan denied the charges against them, however a jury at the Old Bailey found them both guilty last week. Anderson was jailed for three years, while Khan was given a sentence of two years.

The judge told the men that it was clear their intentions were to promote Daesh.

“It’s clear you were at that location that day to promote and invite support of Isis (Daesh) by engaging with and trying to persuade passersby, and handing out leaflets. Both said in evidence you knew and know IS (Daesh) was a proscribed terrorist organisation. You were not there on that day simply to call people to Islam or Da’wah.” he said.

Anderson has previous convictions, including assault and possession of an imitation firearm.

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