ISIS follower found guilty of terror plot to kill British PM

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May appears on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show in London Britain

A British man was found guilty on Wednesday of a plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street office and then using a knife or a gun to attack her.

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 overseas either to Libya or Syria to engage in terrorism.

In November previous year, he was arrested after he told undercover officers that he was planning to launch an assault at Downing Street and was provided with explosives and a suicide vest.

"I want to do a suicide bomb on parliament", he said. I want to attempt to kill Theresa May.

He admitted midway through the trial to helping his friend Imran join Isis in Libya by recording an Isis sponsorship video.

Imran, 22, from south-east Birmingham, was found guilty of having a terrorist handbook after the jury deliberated for 13 hours.

Imran was charged with planning to travel overseas, either to Libya or Syria, in order to engage in terrorism.

Naa'imur Rahman, 20, of north London, was convicted, at the Old Bailey court, of preparing to commit acts of terrorism, reports Reuters.

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The accused first came to the attention of officers when he was suspected of sending indecent images to underage girls, an offence for which he was not charged.

Officers became concerned about potentially extremist views after examining his mobile phone.

"Before his arrest prevented it, he was, he believed, just days away from his objective, which was no less than a suicide attack, by blade and explosion, on Downing Street and, if he could, upon the Prime Minister Theresa May herself", said prosecutor Mark Heywood.

He was caught in an undercover police operation involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation and MI5.

No. 10 Downing Street is the official residence and office of British prime ministers.

On 18 November past year, Rahman carried out reconnaissance around Whitehall.

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave told Rahman that when he returns to court on 31 August he should expect a lengthy sentence.

Imran denied all the charges against him and Rahman had denied preparing terrorist acts.

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