Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan, of Carr Road in Walthamstow, admits encouraging terrorism and disseminating terrorist material.

Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan, also known as Abu Nusaybah.

Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan, also known as Abu Nusaybah.

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A friend of the killer of British soldier Lee Rigby has admitted terrorism offences.

Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan, 28, of Carr Road in Walthamstow, along with Shah Jalal Hussain, 31, of Cannon Street Road, in Whitechapel, previously denied publishing lectures calling for a holy war against the West.

They pleaded guilty yesterday at the Old Bailey to encouraging terrorism and disseminating terrorist material.

The pair posted a link on their website to an extremist speech on YouTube by Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki.

Abdullah-Hassan, also known as Abu Nusaybah, was arrested after an interview on the BBC's Newsnight programme, during which he claimed his friend Michael Adebolajo had been offered a job by MI5.

Last month Adebolajo was handed a 45-year minimum term for murdering Lee Rigby in a Woolwich street in May.

The men will be sentenced on May 2.

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8:12am Tue 25 Mar 14

mickbear88 says...

"Admits" and "Boasts about" are not the same thing .And because of their human rights (why these only apply to criminals I don't know) they will be treated very favourably.
"Admits" and "Boasts about" are not the same thing .And because of their human rights (why these only apply to criminals I don't know) they will be treated very favourably. mickbear88
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11:05am Tue 25 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

I think he should go and live in Saudi for a while. They really look after people like him.
I think he should go and live in Saudi for a while. They really look after people like him. SillyCnut
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11:06am Tue 25 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

A long term gaol term is the only message for crooks like him.
A long term gaol term is the only message for crooks like him. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 3

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