British jihadi hid ISIS propaganda in cufflinks, court hears

Tristan Kirk
ISIS propaganda: Samata Ullah faced jail over terror offences: Met Police

A British jihadi who stored Islamic State propaganda on a USB stick disguised in cufflinks is facing jail.

Samata Ullah, 34, offered his services to the Cyber Caliphate Army online, making training videos and amassing terrorist material, including guided missile manuals, at his Cardiff home.

When it was raided by police last September, officers found 30 pairs of cufflinks with USB drives hidden inside and evidence he used one to upload material online.

It is thought he ordered 50 of the cufflinks from a Chinese auction site.

He confessed to five terror charges this month.

The guilty pleas can be reported today after the Attorney General agreed to drop a sixth charge of directing terrorism for IS, which Ullah denied.

The terrorist, who was not present at the Old Bailey today, has been remanded in custody until sentencing on April 28.

Ullah, who has been diagnosed with autism, confessed to providing terrorist training between December 2015 and last September.

He pleaded guilty to membership of a proscribed organisation, training terrorists, preparation for terrorism and two charges of possessing articles connected with terrorism.

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