An Islamic State fanboy who idolized Jihadi John and gushed on Twitter about how his machete was “looking sick” was thrown in jail for five years for encouraging others to engage in terrorism.
Between March and October of last year, Mohammed Moshin Ameen, a 23-year-old security guard from the London suburb of Dagenham, posted some 8,000 tweets on 42 different accounts, Metro reported Friday.
In one post, he referred to the September 11 attackers as the “magnificent 19,” a court heard. He also posted a picture of Jihadi John, ISIS’ infamous masked executioner who reportedly was killed in a drone strike.
Another post showed Ameen holding a weapon with the caption underneath reading “Machete looks sick,” Metro reports.
Ameen pleaded guilty in March on five counts of encouraging acts of terrorism on social media, inviting support for the Islamic State and disseminating a terrorist publication.
His lawyer said Ameen has “below average intelligence” and was exposed to radicalization. Counter-terror officials said they stopped him from traveling to Syria after they found a one-way ticket to Turkey at his home in 2013.