Muhamed Abu: Terror suspect dragged from courtroom as he insists he has ‘nothing against Britannia’ | UK News

A terror suspect needed to be wrestled out of the dock throughout the closing speech of his trial as he protested strategies that he was anti-British.

Muhamed Abu, 32, swore on the prosecutor, John McGuinness QC, as he was dragged from the Old Bailey courtroom on Thursday, insisting he had “nothing against Britannia”.

His feedback got here in response to Mr McGuinness’ closing assertion wherein he questioned whether or not the jury may imagine the defendant had no animosity towards the UK.

Mr Abu, from South Norwood, London, is accused of failing to tell police of an act of terrorism that he is alleged to have recognized was being deliberate by his brother, 27-year-old Sahayb Abu.

Sahayb Abu purchased a sword, a fight vest and two balaclavas, which he stated had been for a drill rap video

The pair had beforehand been caught on CCTV at an east London takeaway swords on an iPad.

During the trial, the jury heard how Sahayb Abu, from Dagenham, east London, purchased an 18in (47cm) gladiator-style sword, a fight vest, two balaclavas, fingerless gloves and a combat-style hat.

He denies this stuff had been introduced as a part of a terror plot, insisting they had been “props” for a drill rap video.

Muhamed Abu additionally rejects the accusation that he did not disclose data of an act of terrorism.

After his arrest, Muhamed is alleged to have advised police that he loves the UK and the Western life-style, having moved to Britain from Somalia as a toddler.

He stated he “strongly believes within the Magna Carta”, describes himself as a “one-nation Tory, as Boris Johnson describes himself”, and that he doesn’t subscribe to a philosophy of bloodshed and violence.

In one of Sahayb Abu's home videos shown at the Old Bailey, he is seen in a combat hat

In one in all Sahayb Abu’s residence movies proven on the Old Bailey, he is seen in a fight hat

Referencing this, Mr McGuinness stated on Thursday: “He advised the police that he was anti-violence, the alternative of a terrorist, and had no animosity towards the UK,” earlier than the prosecutor then highlighted a “poster incident” from 2017.

Jurors heard this concerned the 2 defendants and an older brother, Ahmed Aweys, placing up posters about “British terror” on Ilford High Road in east London.

On the poster is alleged to be a crimson poppy with a cranium and Union Flag within the centre. Five black aeroplanes cross the picture.

The message alongside reads: “Britain makes use of your tax cash to kill Muslims in Muslim lands. British terror. Lest we neglect. Don’t betray your Ummah [community]!”

But Muhamed, who has not given proof, protested Mr McGuinness’ level from the dock, saying the posters had been “against the federal government, not the British individuals.”

He added: “It was against the federal government, you p****. The authorities has modified since then. I’ve obtained nothing against Britannia.”

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Muhamed was wrestled from the dock

As he was then wrestled from the courtroom, his brother interjected: “Your honour, he’s obtained autism. Relax, Muhamed.”

The room was briefly cleared earlier than each defendants had been introduced again inside, the place the decide advised the jury there have been “all the time stresses and strains” in courtroom.

“I would like you to maneuver on, neglect about that,” the decide stated. “Emotions get very excessive in any trial.”

The trial continues.

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