“Sentencing, Judge Charles Wide QC told Ali he had made a ‘really determined attempt’ to evade justice. He said: ‘It is absolutely clear you are an extremist and you do support terrorism.'” Good thing he was released early. Maybe he can get a job in the Cameron government.
“Extremist released: 31 months jail for terror offences… out after 11 months,” by Patrick Williams, Daily Star, August 2, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
…Islamic extremist Afsor Ali, 28, was jailed in August last year after he was found guilty of three counts of possessing terrorist material.
But following a Daily Star Sunday investigation we can report the radical has been granted parole and is back on the streets – just 11 months after he was sent down.
Our exclusive pictures show Ali – who had a stash of al-Qaeda documents including bomb-making plans – mixing with unsuspecting members of the public during a Tube journey last week.
The fanatic, raised in Bethnal Green, east London, is living in a bail hostel in west London where he is believed to be subject to strict licence conditions.
Ali, a former disciple of hate clerics Anjem Choudary and Omar Bakri Muhammad, took part in a 2010 demonstration in which a group of extremists burned giant replica poppies on Remembrance Day.
In an interview on the day he raged: “We do not respect the poppy, we do not respect the British war dead and we do not respect the police.
“The British soldiers are the real murderers here.”
He was captured on video telling viewers not to attend the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in April 2011.
Under the alias Abu Assadullah, Ali can be heard warning there is a “high possibility of an attack” at the “royal wedding”.
In the footage, posted on YouTube, he also tells viewers the British public have “no one to blame except themselves” because they failed to condemn the Government.
During his trial, jurors were told Ali was first arrested in December 2011 when he took part in a protest outside the US embassy against drone attacks in Pakistan alongside members of the banned group Muslims Against Crusades.
He was released without charge, but during the investigation an MP3 player was seized and a laptop and hard drive taken from his home.
It was discovered that Ali kept terror manuals on his MP3 player and owned a copy of the al-Qaeda magazine Inspire with a guide to making bombs and firing an AK-47.
The magazine also branded the 9/11 atrocity “an historic event”.
Ali, a former Transport For London worker, also admitted possessing a stolen passport after he tried to flee on the Eurostar to Paris in March 2014 but was spotted by French officials.
He pleaded guilty to a further bail offence after he failed to attend court in February 2014.
He was given a 16-month jail sentence for the passport offence and an eight-month term for skipping bail, to run concurrently, as well as a further 15 months for having terrorist material.
Sentencing, Judge Charles Wide QC told Ali he had made a “really determined attempt” to evade justice.
He said: “It is absolutely clear you are an extremist and you do support terrorism….