Tuesday, May 28

Man guilty of showing beheading video to children


 

 

A man who showed a video of a beheading to two young children has been found guilty of spreading terrorist propaganda.

Zameer Ghumra brainwashed the two boys, claiming Islamic State were not bad people and asking the children if they wanted to join the terrorist group or help recruit others.

He also instructed them to only have Muslim friends.

The 38-year-old was found guilty of disseminating terrorist propaganda in the form of a graphic Twitter video on his mobile phone following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

Ghumra taught the children how to survive a bomb attack and fight with knives, giving them sweets to keep them on-side, the court heard.

The jury was told that the children were told they would have to behead people when they arrived in Syria.

Ghumra was working as a pharmacist in Oundle, Northamptonshire, before being arrested.

Simon Davis, prosecuting, said Ghumra told a customer there that IS were not bad people they’re only defending themselves.

The defendant, of Haringworth Road in Leicester, followed various IS-linked social media accounts and made the two children follow similar accounts.

Ghumra, who denied the charge, was convicted following an eight day trial.