Ginger-bearded extremist jailed for sharing Isis beheading videos on Facebook

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Ibrahim Anderson (Met Police)
Ibrahim Anderson (Met Police)

A man has been jailed for eight years after being caught running an openly pro Isis Facebook group where he shared terrorist propaganda including beheading videos.

Ibrahim Anderson, 44, of Luton, Bedfordshire, was arrested after sharing the gruesome execution videos with a third party online.

Anderson sent the material from an email account he had not disclosed to police, breaking the terms of his release from prison for a separate terror offence.

Further extremist material was found during an anti-terror police search of his home and he was arrested on October 21, 2020.

Anderson was jailed for eight years at the Old Bailey on September 1 for 15 terrorism offences. He was also issued with a Serious Crime Prevention Order (SCPO) for a period of five years upon his release.

DCS James Harman, of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “Anderson freely shared extreme Islamist propaganda online, depicting graphic terrorist violence. I have no doubt that Anderson poses a considerable risk to the public, and people are safer now that he is behind bars.

“Religious extremism poses a very real threat to public safety, and we would continue to urge the public to report concerns about friends or family members who they believe have been, or are vulnerable to radicalisation.

“Online content of this nature is extremely harmful to those who view it, and is a means by which extremists seek to radicalise people. We would urge anyone who comes across videos that depict or encourage terrorism to report it to police straight away.”

If you have information about terrorist activity or offences, call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. If there is an immediate threat, always call 999. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/report-terrorism.

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