13 July 2017

Tunstall imam to go on trial accused of glorifying Islamic State at mosque

An imam accused of glorifying and drumming up support for Islamic State in his sermons is to stand trial later this year.

Islamic leader Kamran Sabir Hussain faces eight terror-related offences in connection with his work at a mosque in Tunstall.

The 39-year-old is alleged to have encouraged support for the terror group, as well as influencing his congregation at a mosque to carry out terrorist acts.

According to two of the charges, Hussain, of Knightsbridge Way, Tunstall, addressed a meeting at the mosque to 'encourage support for a proscribed organisation, namely Islamic State'.

The other six counts accuse him of publishing a statement – a sermon to a congregation – in which he 'intended or was reckless as to whether members of the public would be, directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by the statement to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism'. [The Sentinel] Read more