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Morrison's jihadi called for lone wolf knife attacks in UK Morrison's jihadi called for lone wolf knife attacks in UK
  • Omar Hussain used Telegram to encourage fanatics to 'stab' or 'slit throats'
  • Former supermarket security guard also ordered extremists to 'make kafir pay'  
  • Weeks later, Khalid Masood killed three and injured 29 in Westminster attack 
  • Telegram's 'end-to-end' encryptions makes it hard for security services to hack
  • Hussain, from High Wycombe, left Britain in December 2013 to join ISIS in Syria

The British Morrisons worker who fled to Syria to join ISIS urged fanatics to carry out lone wolf knife attacks just weeks before the Westminster terror atrocity. 

Omar Hussain, a former supermarket security guard-turned jihadi recruiter, used the secret messaging app Telegram to encourage ISIS supporters to 'stab' or 'slit the throats' of 'non-believers'. 

Hussain, who now refers to himself as Abu Sa'eed Al-Britani, also ordered extremists to 'rise my brother and make the kafir pay'. 

Omar Hussain (pictured), the British Morrisons worker who fled to Syria to join ISIS, urged fanatics to carry out lone wolf knife attacks just weeks before Khalid Masood launched his attack Omar Hussain (pictured), the British Morrisons worker who fled to Syria to join ISIS, urged fanatics to carry out lone wolf knife attacks just weeks before Khalid Masood launched his attack
Masood, 52 (pictured) mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed PC Keith Palmer outside Parliament Masood, 52 (pictured) mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed PC Keith Palmer outside Parliament

Omar Hussain (left), the British Morrisons worker who fled to Syria to join ISIS, urged fanatics to carry out lone wolf knife attacks just weeks before Khalid Masood (right) launched his attack

According to the Daily Mirror, he wrote: 'They could buy a knife and stab a kafir (non-believer) in his guts or slit his throat.' 

Weeks later, terrorist Khalid Masood launched his horrific attack, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbing PC Keith Palmer outside Parliament.

Those killed on the bridge include Londoner Leslie Rhodes, 75, US tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, and mother-of-two Aysha Frade, 43.

 

Police are still investigating whether 52-year-old Masood - who was shot dead by an armed officer after the rampage - was inspired by online ISIS propaganda which claims he was a 'soldier'.

Hussain was among several fanatics to use the app ahead of the attack.

In one post, jihadists outlined a list of possible victims and 'perfect targets' in Britain including politicians, Jewish schools pubs and clubs.

The former supermarket security guard-turned jihadi recruiter (pictured in another video message) used the secret messaging app Telegram to encourage ISIS supporters to 'stab' or 'slit the throats' of 'non-believers' The former supermarket security guard-turned jihadi recruiter (pictured in another video message) used the secret messaging app Telegram to encourage ISIS supporters to 'stab' or 'slit the throats' of 'non-believers'

The former supermarket security guard-turned jihadi recruiter (pictured in another video message) used the secret messaging app Telegram to encourage ISIS supporters to 'stab' or 'slit the throats' of 'non-believers'

The fanatic is pictured posing with guns beside children in Syria The fanatic is pictured posing with guns beside children in Syria

Hussain (left and right in Syria, posing with guns beside children), who now refers to himself as Abu Sa'eed Al-Britani, also ordered extremists to 'rise my brother and make the kafir pay'

In the post was an illustration - titled 'Fight Them' -  of an ISIS terrorist dressed like Jihadi John holding a sword in front of Big Ben, as a fireball engulfed the background with a tattered Union Flag flying in the wind.

During conversations on the app, the fanatics ordered each other to target football stadiums due to a lack of security.

They also listed different methods of attacking the matches, suggesting that fans should be targeted at the end of games.

The terrorists wrote: 'Devices can be left in around the stadium, bars, cars, buses, trains, transportation etc.

'Attacks can compromise of explosives, gun attacks, knife, martyrdom vests, CHEMICAL and any other.'

Pictured: Khalid Masood is treated by paramedics after his horrific attack on Westminster  Pictured: Khalid Masood is treated by paramedics after his horrific attack on Westminster 

Pictured: Khalid Masood is treated by paramedics after his horrific attack on Westminster 

Hussain left Britain in December 2013, flying to Turkey via Gatwick, despite being a known extremist who was stopped at Heathrow airport six months earlier.

Once in Syria, he began making threats against the UK on the internet using the alias Abu Saeed Al-Britani.

He warned how he would like to return to bomb Britain, and in one IS video described David Cameron as a 'despicable swine'.

Last August he appeared on BBC2's Newsnight, saying: 'I hate the UK, the only reason why I would intend to return to the UK is when I want to come and plant a bomb somewhere.'  

Pictured, messaging app Telegram Pictured, messaging app Telegram
Pictured, messaging app Telegram Pictured, messaging app Telegram

Telegram is a favourite of terrorists because it uses end-to-end encryption, making it hard for security services to hack into

Last year, Hussain, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, urged fanatics to beat up and rob drunken revellers out celebrating in the run-up to Christmas so that they could buy knives.

In a separate blog post, he dolled out advice for jihadi brides, urging them to 'cook nice food' for their husbands and 'be presentable in your appearance'.   

Telegram was used by fanatics before the attacks on Nice in July 2016 and Berlin in December last year.

The platform is a favourite of terrorists because it uses end-to-end encryption, which is designed to make sure only senders and recipients can view the content of messages, making it hard for security services to hack into.

It is believed that sick videos of high profile attacks were also posted on Telegram by jihadists to 'inspire' each other, including the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich and the 7/7 London bombings.

 

 

 


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