Saturday, July 28, 2018

ISIS Fanatic Who Called For Terror Attack On Prince George 'Has Face Slashed In Prison'

An ISIS-inspired fanatic who called for fellow jihadists to attack Prince George has had his face slashed in prison, according to reports.

Husnain Rashid, who was jailed for 25 years after admitting a string of terror offences - including plotting to poison supermarket ice cream - was attacked in Strangeways prison in Manchester.

He was left with a large gash across his face after being slashed with a blade attached to a toothbrush, the Daily Star reports.

An insider told the newspaper: “There was blood all over his cell and the landing.

"Nobody likes him or what he did, like threatening that young royal lad and all the ice cream stuff.

"We don’t tolerate that kind of thing in Strangeways.”
The fundamentalist needed hospital treatment for his injuries.

Rashid, 32, used a Telegram chat group to call on supporters on October 13 to target the four-year-old heir to the throne, who had started school a month earlier.

He also posted suggestions of which British football stadiums terrorists could strike following a deadly attack outside Besiktas's ground in Turkey and plotted to inject ice cream with poison.

A Prison Service spokesman said: "A prisoner received hospital treatment for minor injuries following an incident at HMP Manchester on Wednesday 25 June. An investigation is taking place.”

Rashid posted a photograph of the prince at the school super-imposed with silhouettes of two masked jihad fighters.

Sentencing him, Judge Andrew Lees said: "The message was clear - you were providing the name and address of Prince George's school, an image of Prince George's school and the instruction or threat that Prince George and other members of the royal family should be viewed as potential targets."

He added: "You provided what you regarded as inspiration for suitable targets for lone wolf terror attacks.

"Attacks in Western countries were in your eyes the only suitable acceptable alternative to jihad itself."

Rashid admitted three counts of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, and was given a life sentence for each, with a minimum term of 25 years, and one count of encouraging terrorism.