No5 barrister prosecutes in Old Bailey ‘terror website’ trial

Thu, 07 Nov 2019

Counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers is prosecuting a case in which volunteers are accused of running a ‘terror website’ and spreading the messages of a convicted hate preacher.

The Old Bailey heard that Mohammed Kamali, 31, and Mohammed Amad, 38, allegedly published sermons given by Abdullah el-Faisal, 56.

Faisal, who calls himself 'Sheikh' Faisal, was convicted in 2003 of soliciting murder and stirring racial hatred.

Kamali and Amad were allegedly among a network of 'volunteers' who, between 2012 and 2014, published Faisal's speeches on a website called Authentic Tauheed.

No5’s Matthew Brook, prosecuting, alleged that many speeches “directly or indirectly encouraged terrorist action by encouraging support for a wider violent jihad”.

Regarding the speeches, Mr Brook added: “A significant number of them, the Crown allege, amounted to terrorist publications because they praised terrorist organisations.”

Kamali, of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, denies seven counts of dissemination of terrorist publications on the website Authentic Tauheed and on Whatsapp.

Amad, of Euston, London, denies four counts of dissemination on the Authentic Tauheed website and on Facebook and Youtube, along with one count of possessing an article useful for terrorism.

The case continues.

To read more about the trial, visit: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7626789/Volunteers-ran-terror-website-spreading-message-convicted-hate-preacher.html

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