Boy planned terror attack on Justin Bieber concert


A British teenager who identified as an Islamic State (IS) soldier was on Monday found guilty of planning an attack on a Justin Bieber concert and a shopping mall.

The Mirror reported that the boy said the boy claimed to be a "soldier of the Islamic state" and had written in the martyrdom letter that "more attacks will follow " and "may the blood flow like rivers". He had collected security information of the venue a few days before the concert took place.

Another note found in his bag also included details of 'how to run down non-believers with a vehicle, ' with special instructions like 'strike the infidels who oppose Allah in the neck'.

The 17-year-old boy has been found guilty of five terror-related offences at Birmingham Crown Court after he was arrested in June, ahead of a concert by the superstar at the Principality Stadium on 30 June.

The boy, who can not be named due to his age, was found guilty of five terror-related charges at Birmingham Crown Court, following his arrest on June 30 - a month after a bombing at Manchester Arena killed 23 people and injured over 500 during an Ariana Grande concert, The Guardian reports.

"He was also posting extremist content online that could have encouraged others to commit terrorist acts and downloading instructions on how to carry out "lone wolf" attacks". "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the leader of ISIS".

According to The Guardian, the boy also had web searches for "17-year-old jihad" and "vehicle mounting pavement - auto ploughs through a crowd", as well as various possible targets in the city.

He also reportedly uploaded a photo on Instagram of a local castle asking "Are you prepared" alongside photos of a gun, knife, and jeep.

He had researched targets in Cardiff, focusing on a Bieber concert there. May Allah bring terrorism to Cardiff on June 30, 2017'. The defendant has had an unhealthy interest in terrorism for months before his arrest. He will be sentenced in January.

Matthew Brook, prosecuting, said the boy was "preparing for a lone-wolf style attack which involved him attacking innocent by-standers with a knife and hammer".



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