20-year-old found guilty of plot to behead UK prime minister

20-year-old found guilty of plot to behead UK prime minister

- Naa’imur Rahman, 20, a British man was found guilty of a plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May

- Rahman was caught by first detonating an explosive device to get into her office on Downing street

- The 20-year-old was convicted at the Old Bailey court of preparing to commit acts of terrorism

A 20-year-old British man identified as Naa’imur Rahman has been found guilty of plotting to kill Theresa May in an attack on Downing street, where he intended to behead the prime minister, The Guardian reports.

NAIJ.com gathered that the details of the violent plans of Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman were heard at the Old Bailey where he has been on trial with another man, 22-year-old Mohammad Aqib Imran, accused of planning to travel abroad either to Libya or Syria to engage in terrorism.

Imran was found guilty of having a terrorist handbook after 13 hours of deliberations by the jury, which on Wednesday night was still considering a charge against him of preparing terrorist acts abroad.

Rahman was caught by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street Office and then using a knife or a gun to attack her.

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The 20-year-old of north London, was convicted at the Old Bailey court of preparing to commit acts of terrorism.

Rahman planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the gates of Downing street and gain access to May’s office in the ensuing chaos and kill her, according to police.

It is heavily guarded and there is a gate at the end of the street where members of the public and tourists gather to get a glimpse of the house.

“We are talking about an individual that would have killed, injured and a number of people including police officers and members of the public,’’ said Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command.

The Downing street plot was foiled when Rahman believed he was corresponding online with members of the Islamic State (IS) militant group while planning the alleged attack but was in fact talking to members of undercover officers from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Britain’s MI5 Security Service.

The British-Bangladeshi, who has family in Birmingham and north London, was arrested in the capital on 28 November, shortly after the last of a number of meetings with undercover police officers posing as terrorists, and where he had been provided with what he was told was a su*cide vest and a bomb.

Haydon said Rahman had been in contact with an uncle who had travelled to Syria and joined IS and who had encouraged his nephew to carry out attacks in Britain. Rahman had been planning to carry out the attack for two years but his resolve was hardened when he heard that his uncle had been killed in a drone attack last summer, Haydon added.

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He was described by police as a drifter, who lived on friends’ sofas, and attempts to involve him in the government’s counter-extremism programme had failed.

NAIJ.com previously reports that the migration policy of US president, Donald Trump, which has seen many children separated from their parents and put in cages has been condemned and regarded as deeply disturbing and wrong by the prime minister of Britain, Theresa May.

Theresa May, the prime minister of Britain, has condemned Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy which has seen children separated from their families and put in cages as "deeply disturbing" and "wrong", The Telegraph reports.

The British prime minister stated that she "clearly and unequivocally" decries the policy, which has seen thousands of children forcibly separated from their parents at the Mexican border.

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