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Three jailed for inciting terror
(L-R) Tariq Al-Daour, Waseem Mughal and Younes Tsouli
The trio have been jailed for inciting Muslims to wage war
Three men who used the internet to urge Muslims to carry out holy war against non-believers have been jailed.

Younes Tsouli, 23, of west London, was jailed for 10 years.

Waseem Mughal, 24, of Chatham, Kent, and Tariq Al-Daour, 21, of west London, also pleaded guilty to inciting another person to commit an act of terrorism.

Mughal was jailed for seven-and-a-half years while Al-Daour was imprisoned for six-and-a-half years. All were sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court.

The court was told Al-Daour, Tsouli and Mughal had close links with al-Qaeda in Iraq and believed there was a "global conspiracy" to wipe out Islam.

Tsouli admitted conducting an online campaign urging Muslims to wage a holy war against "kuffars" or non-believers.

Fraud conspiracy

For at least a year they used e-mail and radical websites to try to encourage people to follow the ideology of Osama Bin Laden.

Following a two-month trial, all three admitted inciting another person to commit an act of terrorism wholly or partly outside the UK which would, if committed in England and Wales, constitute murder.

They also admitted conspiring together and with others to defraud banks, credit card companies and charge card companies.

Computers, notebooks and digital storage media were seized when police raided the homes of the three men.

Al-Daour, who was born in the UAE and lived in Bayswater, had CDs containing instructions for making explosives and poisons.

Evidence gathered

Moroccan-born Tsouli, of Shepherd's Bush, used the online tag irhabi007, which came from the Arabic word for terrorist and the code number of James Bond.

The court had also heard how Tsouli had told British-born Mughal, in an online conversation, that he had been asked by al-Qaeda to translate the organisation's official e-book into English.

The book - Thurwat Al Sanam, or Tip Of The Camel's Hump - is said to promote jihad, or holy struggle.

Investigators found a computer presentation called The Illustrated Booby Trapping Course on Tsouli's laptop computer.

And a film about how to make a suicide vest was found on a CD at Mughal's home.

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