Jihadi terrorist planned to arrive in heaven, meet his wives and decorate his palace after attacking Pride in London
A jihadi terrorist who plotted a violent attack on Pride in London had already made extensive plans to decorate his palace in heaven, a court heard.
Mohiussunnath Chowdhury pinned to-do lists for the afterlife to his bedroom door while planning an attack on “thousands of homos” at Pride and tourist hotspots across London.
On Thursday (July 9) the 29-year-old chicken shop worker was jailed for life with a minimum prison term of 25 years for preparing acts of terrorism.
When police raided his family home they found a handwritten list stuck on the back of the door entitled “plans for jannah”, meaning paradise.
Number one on the list was “tour entire property” and “choose main palace”, followed by “meet all wives and name and choose main two”.
After this he planned to “decorate main palace”, meet family and friends, feast repeatedly, go to the market, “spend time with wives” and embark on quests. Meeting Allah seems to have been a relatively low priority for Chowdhury as it didn’t make the list until point number seven.
Police also found his knife and training swords alongside documents outlining his plans for attack. He had begun training for fights, booked firearms training and researched how to buy a gun.
Pride in London terrorist attack was foiled by undercover agents posing as radicals.
In July 2019 Chowdhury was arrested before he could carry out the attack thanks to an investigation by counter-terror police.
Security forces kept him under surveillance after a violent altercation outside Buckingham Palace in 2017. Sensing he would make another attempt, undercover agents posed as friendly radicals to encourage him to disclose his plans.
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Prosecutor Duncan Atkinson QC told the court: “Believing them to be as sincerely committed as he was, he told them of his devotion to the cause of violent Islamic extremism, the basis for this devotion and the skewed religious beliefs that underpinned it.”
In covert recordings released to the court, Chowdury said he believed it was “halal permitted” for jihadis to target gay people. He selected Pride in London as a prospective target due to the heightened security at Remembrance Sunday commemorations.
“The security for other events is piss-poor like the gay parades they have. Thousands of homos marching and waving their flags. The way they march they are asking to get hit by some jihadist,” he said.
Chowdhury claimed he had been pressured by undercover police officers but a jury rejected his explanation and found him guilty of preparing acts of terrorism, disseminating a terrorist publication and possessing terrorist information.