Courts Germany: Terror Plot Accused Charged with Inciting Atrocity in Germany
A man accused of plotting a terrorist bomb attack in the UK has appeared in court charged with inciting an atrocity in Germany.
Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 33, was arrested in December last year after he allegedly bought “explosive pre-cursors” online.
Last week, he was charged with inciting two people to commit a terror attack in Germany following a joint investigation between UK and German police.
Abdullah is said to have provided assistance and encouragement to the pair in messages using the encrypted Telegram app.
The charge, under Section 59 of the Terrorism Act 2000, states that he incited another person to drive a car into crowds, attack people with a meat cleaver, and set off bombs outside the UK between April 9 and December 11 last year.
Abdullah appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court via video-link from Belmarsh prison on Wednesday, speaking only to confirm his name, address, date of birth and that he is a British Iranian.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram sent the case to the Old Bailey, where Abdullah will next appear on March 1.
He is also charged with preparing an act of terrorism between April 9 and December 11 last year contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.
The charge states that he bought a knife and a balaclava as well as “explosive pre-cursors”, and compiled instructions on how to make gunpowder.
Abdullah also searched online for guides on how to make explosives and for the remaining components to make an improvised explosive device (IED), such as a pressure cooker and nails, it is claimed.
Abdullah, from Arthur’s Hill in Newcastle upon Tyne, is yet to enter pleas and was remanded in custody.