Isis supporting Kilburn man jailed for terrorism offences
PUBLISHED: 17:36 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:45 25 September 2017
An Isis supporter from Kilburn has been jailed for six-and-a-half years for posting and sharing “evil and hateful” terrorist-related content through different Facebook accounts.
Hussain Yousef, 22, of Streatley Road, used six social media profiles to post extremist Islamist propaganda and execution videos online.
The restaurant worker also shared information purporting to be details of US military personnel including their addresses.
Yousef was found guilty of three terrorism offences at Kingston Crown Court on September 22.
Commander Dean Haydon, from the Met’s counter terrorism command, said: “Yousef was sharing content, images and videos of the terrorist activities of Daesh through his various Facebook accounts and trying to get others to support their evil and hateful ideology.
“This case was brought to our attention thanks to members of the public reporting it to us and I continue to urge anyone who see terrorist or extremist material online to ACT and report it via the online reporting tool.”
Police arrested Yousef last year after complaints from the public concerned about the content on two separate Facebook accounts which contained extremist Islamic views and material, said Scotland Yard.
Further enquiries led by the Met’s counter terrorism command identified six Facebook accounts all linked to Yousef.
His mobile phone, which was seized and analysed, showed he had used it to log on to the various accounts.
The court heard that Yousef entered the country as an asylum seeker in 2010 and was described by teachers at his Oxford school as “a pleasure to teach and eager to learn – very charming and delightful”.
He moved to Brent in 2014 and a year later his application to remain in the country failed and he’d “been transformed into young man who was clearly an enthusiastic supporter of Isis… with a real hostility to this country.”
Yousef was sentenced to six years and six months’ jail for the collection of information which may be useful to someone who commits or prepares acts of terrorism, encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications.
Judge Paul Dogson also ordered that he be deported from the UK upon completion of his sentence.