British Muslim found guilty of “Poppy plot”

Yousef Syed, 22, was found guilty by the Woolwich Crown Court Monday of plotting a terrorist atrocity to mark 2014 British Remembrance day. He was filmed stamping on a Royal British Legion poppy out of hatred, he said, for British foreign policy. Prosecutors said he and two co-conspirators had bought knives and shared graphic and offensive material on line, after being inspired by ISIS to carry an attack similar to the murder of the British serviceman Fusilier Lee Rigby. Syed denied he was an ISIS follower saying his trip to Turkey in early 2014 had been “a cultural holiday” to “see the Prophet Muhammad's slippers.” 

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