“The first of these messages indicated that he was drunk, but the third said, ‘I decided to kill the unbelievables’, followed by a text simply stating, ‘Unbelievers’ and another saying, ‘Allahu Akbar.'”
“He said the text was ‘the polar opposite’ of his beliefs, could not explain why he sent it and apologised.”
The polar opposite of his beliefs? Why?
Qur’an 2:191-193: “And kill them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is worse than slaughter. But do not fight them by the holy mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, kill them — such is the recompense of unbelievers, but if they give over, surely Allah is all-forgiving, all-compassionate. Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s; then if they give over, there shall be no hatred except for evildoers.”
Qur’an 4:89: “They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore do not take friends and protectors from them, until they emigrate in the way of Allah; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and kill them wherever you find them; do not take any of them as friend or helper.”
Qur’an 9:5: “Then, when the sacred months are over, kill the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.”
“Former soldier sparks major terror alert with ‘killing unbelievers’ text,” by Sarah Bruce, Press and Journal, August 30, 2017:
A major terror alert was sparked when a former soldier and Muslim convert referred to killing “unbelievers” in a text message.
Alexander Tiffin, who had been to Saudi Arabia and Turkey earlier this year, sent disturbing text messages to a member of his mosque five days after the London Bridge attack in June.
The recipient, Shakibur Khan, discussed the tirade with other members of the committee and told the police.
But after a thorough police investigation into Tiffin’s background, computer and contacts, it was concluded that he was not a terrorist – but “an idiot”.
Yesterday at Inverness Sheriff Court, Tiffin, of Kilmuir Place, Invergordon. admitted behaving in a threatening manner on June 8.
Fiscal depute Roderick Urquhart described how Tiffin, 29, had converted to Islam less than a year ago. At about 2.45am on the day in question, Mr Khan received a series of text messages from Tiffin’s phone number.
He added: “The first of these messages indicated that he was drunk, but the third said, “I decided to kill the unbelievables”, followed by a text simply stating, “Unbelievers” and another saying, “Allahu Akbar”.
“He was alarmed by the terms of these messages. As he was at that time at the Masjid (mosque) for first prayers, he asked Tiffin to come to the Masjid to talk but received no response.
“After discussing the texts with members of the Masjid Committee and having received a message from one reporting that a red Volvo car such as Tiffin was known to drive had been seen in Inverness, Mr Khan went to Burnett Road Police Station to report his concerns.”…
He said the text was “the polar opposite” of his beliefs, could not explain why he sent it and apologised.
Mr Urquhart explained that extensive police inquiries established no links to terrorist oranisations [sic], adding: “The conclusion has been that he was an idiot, not a terrorist.”…
Defence lawyer Roger Webb said his client was in a wheelchair due to a psychiatric disorder….
Co-founder of the Inverness mosque Waheed Khan said last night: “He had a complex social, medical including mental health backgrounds and he had episodes of mood swings and highs and lows in his life….