He glorified suicide bombing, which must mean that he is in reality a venomous Islamophobe trying to defame Islam.
Yes, that sentence is sarcastic. It is designed to call attention to the absurdity of the public dogma that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam — a blind dogma that prevents honest discussion of the elements of Islam that jihadists are using to recruit terrorists, and of what can be done about them.
“Scottish student convicted on terror charges,” from the Guardian (thanks to Sr. Soph):
A 21-year-old student was convicted today of possessing CDs and computer material linked to Islamist terrorism, along with charges including threatening to become a suicide bomber.
Following the verdict, police said Mohammed Atif Siddique, from Alva, Clackmannanshire, near Stirling in central Scotland, had been found guilty of “serious terrorism offences” which posed a genuine threat.
Siddique’s lawyer said he would appeal, arguing the student’s actions amounted to nothing worse than “what millions of young people do every day – looking for answers on the internet”.
“This verdict is a tragedy for justice and for freedom of speech and undermines the values that separate us from the terrorists, the very values we should be fighting to protect,” Aamer Anwar said outside Glasgow high court.
The jury returned guilty verdicts on four charges, including one of possessing CDs and videos that could be used for terrorist purposes.
Siddique was also convicted on two charges of setting up websites with links to terrorist publications that showed how to use weapons and make bombs, and causing a breach of the peace at Glasgow Metropolitan College by threatening to become a suicide bomber and blow up Glasgow. He will be sentenced on October 23.
During the four-week trial, prosecutor Brian McConnachie labelled Siddique a “wannabe suicide bomber”, who helped distribute material that amounted to “a call to arms for Muslims”.
“It’s clear from that material that the whole idea was to glorify martyrdom operations, which we call suicide bombings,” Mr McConnachie said.