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Trial told of internet bomb guide
Website screengrab
A witness said website footage appeared to show explosives
The trial of a student accused of threatening to become a suicide bomber has been shown internet video of what appears to be an explosive being made.

The court also heard Mohammed Atif Siddique's website had links to military techniques, weapons and how to conceal booby traps.

The 21-year-old from Alva in Clackmannanshire denies five offences.

The jury at the High Court in Glasgow was hearing evidence from a police explosives scientist.

Richard Cawthorne told the court one device in the video appeared to be an anti-personnel mine and another an anti-tank mine.

Floppy disc

Crown counsel Brian McConnachie QC asked him if someone watching the video would be able to follow it to make a bomb.

Mr Cawthorne replied: "If they had materials and they watched the video, they could potentially create a device along similar lines to these."

But Donald Findlay QC, defending, suggested the video did not contain enough detail to construct a bomb and was more an exercise in propaganda.

Mr Cawthorne conceded: "It does not appear to be an instructional video."

Earlier Det Con Ian Arthur, 39, said that he examined a floppy disc seized during a raid on Mr Siddique's family home which contained information about joining an unnamed Muslim organisation.

Glasgow High Court
Mr Siddique denies all the charges against him

He read out part of a document in court which stated that "the confrontation" Islam calls for knows "the damage of bullets, the ideals of assassination, bombing and destruction and the diplomacy of the cannon and machine gun".

When asked if the document was aimed at young Muslim men he replied: "Yes."

The court was told that there were 14 qualities needed to join the organisation.

Mr Findlay went through each one and suggested that apart from the first stipulation that each member must be a Muslim, all the other qualities were those expected of police officers. Det Con Arthur replied: "In parts."

The court was then told the document talked about preparing for Jihad, which was not like the police.

Terror charges

Mr Siddique was arrested at his family home in Alva in April 2006.

He has been accused of possessing suspicious terrorism-related items including CDs and videos of weapons use, guerrilla tactics and bomb-making.

He has also been accused of collecting terrorist-related information, setting up websites showing how to make and use weapons and explosives, and circulating inflammatory terrorist publications.

A further charge of breach of the peace relates to claims that he showed students at Glasgow Metropolitan College images of suicide bombers and terrorist beheadings.

This charge also includes the allegation that he threatened to become a suicide bomber and claimed to be a member of al-Qaeda.

The trial, before Lord Carloway, continues.

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