ISIS militant sentenced to nine years in UK for inciting violence in Germany

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) defusing a bomb left by ISIS militants at the stadium in the city of Raqqa, Syria. (File photo: AP)

An ISIS militant who encouraged mass murder in Germany has been sentenced to at least nine years in prison in Britain.

Fatah Abdullah, 35, had been charged under Britain’s terrorism laws with encouraging another person to plow a car into crowds, attack people with a meat cleaver and detonate bombs, “with the aim of killing and/or causing serious injury.”

The incitement took place between April 9 and Dec. 11, 2018.

Abdullah, who was born in Iran but was living in the northern English city of Newcastle after receiving asylum, was arrested after a joint inestigation by British and German police.

He pleaded guilty in March to inciting terrorism overseas and engaging in conduct in preparation to assist others to commit terrorist acts.

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