Former Uber driver Mohiussunnath Chowdhury was pushed by “dreams of martyrdom” as he deliberate gun, knife and van onslaughts on targets together with Madame Tussauds, the homosexual delight parade and an open-top sightseeing bus final 12 months.
However the 28-year-old rooster store employee was unwittingly confiding his plans to undercover police posing as like-minded extremists who had him underneath surveillance throughout a five-month operation.
Getting ready for his atrocity, he lifted weights, practised stabbing and rehearsed beheading methods in addition to reserving capturing vary coaching and making an attempt to amass an actual gun, his trial at Woolwich Crown Courtroom heard.
Chowdhury, who was cleared in December 2018 of slashing police with a sword outdoors the Queen’s London residence whereas shouting “Allahu Akbar”, had bragged about deceiving the jury in that trial.
He remained impassive as jurors discovered him responsible of partaking in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, gathering data more likely to be helpful to somebody getting ready an act of terrorism and disseminating terrorist publications.
The second cost associated to a doc titled ‘steering for doing simply terror operations’ on his cellphone which included directions on the right way to kill folks with knives.
His sister Sneha Chowdhury, 25, cried as she was convicted of one depend of failing to reveal details about acts of terrorism and cleared of one other depend of the identical cost.
Jurors deliberated for eight hours and 39 minutes earlier than returning their verdicts on Monday.