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A 25-year-old Islamic State supporter planning a 'lone wolf' attack on a military site researched how to weaponise a drone to kill British soldiers, a court heard today.
Hisham Muhammad, of Whitefield, Greater Manchester, allegedly researched how to develop designs and buy products to adapt drones to carry and drop weapons.
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He had visited a nearby Army barracks when police found knives, bear claws, axes, combat clothing and camouflage make-up at his home, the Old Bailey heard.
Today, Muhammad and his cousin Faisal Ahmad, 24, who is said to have known of his terror plot, appeared in the dock after being arrested at their house in June last year.
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Opening the prosecution case at the court in London, Anne Whyte QC said: 'Hisham Muhammad is charged with preparing acts of terrorism.
'In summary, it is alleged that he held extremist views which were aligned to the sort of radical version of Islam advocated by terrorist organisations such as Islamic State, that he had accepted the propaganda exported by the type of organisation and had decided to commit what we call a lone wolf attack here in the UK.
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'He had researched and downloaded extremist material from the internet. This material glorified violence and martyrdom in the name of an extreme and ultra conservative view of the Islamic faith.
'He had researched how small drones might be adapted to drop some sort of device from them designed to harm others. He had also obtained a variety of weapons and researched how to use knives to lethal effect.
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'He had purchased blade sharpening implements and had used them. He had also researched military locations and police equipment.
'As you will hear, on May 23 last year, his research included expressing false interest in joining the British Army and in visiting Castle Armoury Barracks in Bury.
'By the time of his...
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