The probation officer was almost certainly a non-Muslim. Mainstream analysts routinely wave away statements such as this one from jihadis: they are the “extremist” point of view, having nothing to do with genuine Islam, and if you take notice of what these “extremists” are saying about Islam then you’re “validating” their “extremist” view. This is as ridiculous as it is self-defeating. Noting the jihadis’ motivating ideology is not to agree with it, and to dismiss it as irrelevant because it is supposedly a “hijacking” on Islam is to retreat into willful ignorance and pass up the chance to understand the enemy and devise ways to meet the challenge he presents more effectively.
More on this story. “‘I WILL WAGE JIHAD’ Fanatic jailed for trying to join ISIS threatens to ‘target civilians’ and ‘be the enemy’ when six-year prison term ends,” by Sara Kamouni, The Sun, June 14, 2017:
AN EXTREMIST who was caught trying to cross the Syrian border and once threatened to blow up a bookshop for selling the Charlie Hebdo magazine told a judge he will continue to ‘wage jihad’ after he is released.
Shamim Ahmed, 24, warned Judge John Bevan QC: “Give me 20 years, I will come out the enemy.”
Ahmed sent death threats to staff at The French Bookshop in South Kensington on January 17, 2015.
The former security guard was originally given a 20-week suspended sentence after he admitted two charges of sending malicious communications in November 2015.
He accused the bookshop of selling the satirical magazine just days 10 after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January 2015 and said they would face ‘major retaliation’ if they continued to stock it.
He then made two threatening phone calls to the shop on 22 January, telling the owner: “I’m going to come and stab you, I’m going to come right away and blow up the shop. I’m not afraid of the police, I’m a Muslim.”
He was also ordered to perform 300 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £1680 in fines and costs.
But in January last year, jobless Ahmed was caught trying to cross the Syrian border.
He was returned to the UK after Turkish officials detained him, and admitted engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts after being arrested.
At his sentencing hearing today, Ahmed was heard mumbling ‘kuffar’ [unbeliever] as he was sentenced before telling a dock officer: “Move the f**k out of my face. I’m going to punch you in the face.”
He was sent back to the cells after shouting: “Wage jihad wherever we are… target the civilians, tourist sites, tourist sites, insh’Allah [God willing].”
Ahmed, previously of Shadwell, east London, was later jailed for six years in absence.
Questions will be raised about why Ahmed wasn’t charged earlier after he ‘became increasingly radicalised in his Islamic faith’ as he grew up in east London….
He also sent the Prime Minister’s office an email titled ‘terrorist Israel’ in July 2014.
It read: “Something needs to be done to stop Israel or we Muslims will get our revenge.
“We will wage jihad and slaughter every Israeli and their allies.”
The following month, Ahmed began working as a security guard on London’s Crossrail project through a security firm.
He sent further threatening emails to the Australian government, Ofsted and a journalist.
In November 2014, the Islamist bought a £220 flight to Istanbul, but changed his mind and cancelled the trip….
After Ahmed was arrested a probation officer told him that Islam was a ‘peaceful and respectful’ religion, but he replied: “No. It is a religion of war.”…