Two men who admitted terrorism offences are due to be sentenced today. 

Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan, 28, of Carr Road in Walthamstow, and Shah Jalal Hussain, 31, of Cannon Street Road, in Whitechapel, admitted encouraging terrorism and disseminating terrorist material at the Old Bailey on March 24.

The pair previously denied publishing lectures calling for a holy war against the West but changed their plea.

Abdullah-Hassan, also known as Abu Nusaybeh, and Hussain were found to have posted a link on their website of an extremist speech by senior Al Qaeda recruiter, Anwar al-Awlaki.

The Walthamstow resident was arrested in May 2013 immediately following an interview on BBC Newsnight in which he claimed his friend, killer Michael Adebolajo, had been offered a job by MI5.

In February, Adebolajo, 29, was jailed for a minimum of 45 years for the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in a Woolwich street in May 2013.

The maximum UK prison sentence a judge can impose for encouraging acts of terrorism and disseminating terrorist material is seven years.  

The pair were due to be sentenced on May 2 but it was adjourned until today at the Old Bailey.