Man who wants ‘all Muslims to die’ accused of planning terrorist acts in Aberdeen

29th Jan 2021

Harun Nasrullah

A 28-year-old Scottish man who allegedly claimed “all Muslims must die” has gone on trial at the High Court in Glasgow on December 21, accused of planning terrorist acts in Aberdeen.

Through his lawyer, Richard Smith, who joined the hearing via video link, pleaded not guilty to the charges which cover the period from August 2018 to November 2019.

Prosecutors claim Smith “with the intention of carrying out acts of terrorism” did “engage in conduct” in the preparation of them. It is alleged Smith, described as a prisoner in Perth, possessed and made explosive substances. He also allegedly had material which did “advance anti-Muslim, neo-Nazi and other racist causes.”

Smith is also said to have possessed details on the use of chemical agents as weapons as well as the manufacture of explosives and firearms. He faces a separate charge of having information on several electronic devices and discs linked to terrorism.

This included the “practice of guerrilla warfare and paramilitary survival.”

The charges levelled against Smith fall under the Terrorism Act 2000 of and 2006, as well as the Explosive Substances Act and the Poisons Act.
Smith is further accused of sending an offensive text to a relative allegedly claiming “all Muslims must die.”

It is claimed he sent Nazi-related images and messages as well as violent videos to another man. He also faces allegations under the Explosive Substances Act and the Poisons Act.

The trial has been adjourned until March.

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