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Blackburn terror accused had 'beheading videos'
VIDEOS showing the beheading and an execution of soldiers and prisoners were found by police on a terrorism suspect’s computer, a court heard.
Edited versions of the grizzly clips were shown to a jury at Manchester Crown Court, where a trio calling themselves The Blackburn Resistance, Abbas Iqbal, 24, Ilyas Iqbal, 23, and Muhammed Ali-Ahmad, 26, stand trial.
Officers raided the Iqbal brothers homes in Percival Street on August 14 last year after Abbas was found to be carrying alleged terrorism related material at Manchester airport.
Prosecutor Edward Brown, said a search of a computer belonging to Abbas revealed a series of ‘extremely unpleasant’ video clips and audio recordings.
They were taken from an old user profile called Abbas before they were deleted in December 2006.
The first video was titled ‘Slaughtering the Japanese prisoner Shoshosei Koda’.
Mr Brown described the second part of the footage, in which a man was beheaded and then a decapitated head was placed on an American flag to the jury. The second video showed a man being beheaded and then his head being placed on his back.
The prosecutor later detailed the contents of a mobile phone found on Abbas at the airport.
The SIM card showed calls made to another alleged extremist, with whom he planned to fly to Northern Europe.
All three deny preparing for acts of terrorism.