These documents get you jailed

Posted in Ricin Kooks, War On Terror at 2:15 pm by George Smith

Sent over in the UK for going to Pakistan, waving a gun, having the wrong name and downloading ricin recipes that don’t work, from the Internet.

The Guardian:

A man who kept a recipe for a deadly poison and documents about how to make bombs has been jailed for two years and three months.

Asim Kausar, 25, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, kept the information on a computer memory stick that contained details about the toxin ricin, assassination and torture techniques and instructions for making improvised explosive devices …

The information came to light only after Kausar’s family suffered a burglary, when Kauser’s father handed the memory stick to police so officers could view CCTV images of the break-in recorded on the device.

Kauser told police he had downloaded the information out of “curiosity and a thirst for knowledge” …

The prosecution accepted the defendant had not disseminated the information and had not put it to any practical use. There was also no evidence to suggest Kausar had any links to terrorists.

Sentencing him, Judge Andrew Gilbart QC said: “I accept that all of this material is available on the internet and can be bought from retailers such as Amazon and I accept some of it is out of date.

“But that makes them no less dangerous or any less useful to a person committing an act of terrorism.”

Riel Karmy-Jones, prosecuting, said the defendant had “scoured the internet” between January 2009 and his arrest last year for information on the mujahideen. The information downloaded ran into thousands of pages …

Police also seized Kauser’s mobile phone, which contained a photograph of him posing with a rifle. The image was believed to have been taken in Pakistan.

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