A man from Bradford has been sentenced to 12 years after being found guilty of terrorist offences at Leeds Crown Court last week.
Asim Makid, 30 years, of Cranbourne Road, Bradford was found guilty of One offence contrary to section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (fundraising), two counts of having in his possession material or information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and eight counts of disseminating terrorist publications contrary to section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006.
He was arrested in Bradford in June 2018 following an intelligence led investigation by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East with support from West Yorkshire Police.
During searches of his residence, officers found several instructional publications and videos which Majid shared across multiple online platforms in an attempt to influence others to sympathise with his ideology.
Majid also sent money abroad with the belief that it would be used for terrorist purposes.
Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden is Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East: He said;
“The materials in Majid’s possession that he shared clearly demonstrates support for extremist views and ideologies and he actively sought to influence others in believing the same.
“So prolific were his online discussions and communications with others, our officers retrieved 4741 chats consisting of 114917 messages from one of the several multi-media online platforms he was using.
“Daesh and other Terrorist groups rely heavily on their propaganda being shared online to encourage support, radicalise, and provoke individuals to carry out attacks abroad and in the UK.
“By sharing and possessing such materials, and knowingly sending funds to support terrorism Majid has now received a substantial prison sentence.
“Tackling extremist material is an essential part of protecting the public and preventing offences that incite or encourage acts of terrorism.