Farooq Rashid jailed for terrorism offences

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BRADFORD: A Bradford man has been jailed after pleading guilty to terrorism charges. Farooq Rashid, 43, of Duchy Crescent, pleaded guilty, at Leeds Crown Court, to one count of dissemination of a terrorist publication, and one count of possessing a publication likely to be useful to a terrorist.

Farooq Rashid

Rashid was arrested by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East in October 2016 as part of an intelligence led inquiry and charged in September 2017, the Telegraph and Argus has reported.
He was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment following yesterday’s hearing. Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden of CTP North East said: “Terrorist groups such as Daesh rely heavily on their propaganda being shared online to encourage support, radicalise, and provoke individuals to carry out attacks abroad and in the UK.
“By sharing and possessing such documents, Rashid has now received a prison sentence. Tackling extremist material is an essential part of protecting the public and preventing offences that incite or encourage acts of terrorism. “We urge anyone who sees extremist content online to report it anonymously via www.gov.uk/report-terrorism or in confidence on 0800 789321.”