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Terror suspect appears in court
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Mohammed Atif Siddique has appeared in court
A 20-year-old man accused of terror charges has appeared in court in Glasgow.

Mohammed Atif Siddique, from Alva in Clackmannanshire, has denied five charges brought against him under the Terrorism Act of 2000.

These include possessing articles useful to a person preparing for an act of terrorism, such as instructions on bomb-making and guerrilla tactics.

He is also accused of putting details on websites to encourage terrorism.

Both the prosecution and defence in the case have agreed that, because of security implications, Mr Siddique need not attend the next procedural step in the case on 17 November.

The first charge against Mr Siddique alleges that between 1 March, 2003 and 13 April, 2006, he possessed articles in circumstances which gave rise to a reasonable suspicion that they were connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.

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The offence is alleged to have taken place in Mr Siddique's home, Ibrox Public Library, the Glasgow Metropolitan College, and Glasgow Airport.

The second charge alleges that he collected items and recorded information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Siddique is also accused of committing a breach of the peace by showing students images of suicide bombers and beheadings by terrorists, and claiming to be a member of Al Qaeda.

The fourth charge against him alleges that between 1 September, 2003 and 13 April, 2006, he provided instruction on using or making firearms and explosives on his three internet web sites.

The fifth charges alleges Mr Siddique distributed terrorist publications on the web sites to encourage acts of terrorism.

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