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The terror suspect is accused of attempting to join ISIS and kill Tottenham Hotspur fans
Aweys Faqey, 37, is accused of plotting to obtain automatic weapons and kill Jews in Stamford Hill, North London. He appeared in court under the Terrorism Act.
He was arrested at Stansted Airport last Tuesday, trying to board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey with four mobile phones and £841 in foreign currency.
The investigation came alive during the search of a laptop in another terrorist investigation
Thomas Halpin for the prosecution
He allegedly held online chat conversations with another terror suspect in Kenya who advised him to pretend to be an “infidel” tourist when traveling in Syria.
Thomas Halpin for the prosecution, said: “The investigation came alive during the search of a laptop in another terrorist investigation and the communication between the defendant and Abdirahman Hassan transpired.
“He is a Kenyan man who is currently in custody in Kenya awaiting trial for terrorist offences.
“In essence the communication between both men was that the defendant expressed a desire to go to Syria and fight jihad.”
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The court heard extracts from the online chat logs, which claim Mr Faqey wanted to get automatic firearms and carry out a terrorist attack on Jewish people in north London.
One message said: “It could have been better if AK47, M16 and BKM can be found. They could have been taken to Stamford Hill and people leave from the game.
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“On Saturday a lot of Jews gather over there. It is an area of the UK where they are a majority, it’s full of people.”
Mr Faqey has a wife and five children in the Netherlands and another wife and child in Kenya. He has resided in the UK since 2013.
Mr Faqey is accused of planning his attack via an online chat with a Kenyan terror suspect
The court was also told that Mr Faqey was interviewed for five days by counterterrorism police but consistently replied “No comment”.
Mr Halpin added: “He has a desire to go to Syria and fight. He has got the mindset.”
Mr Faqey appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and spoke only to confirm his identity
Somalian-born Mr Faqey appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday afternoon and spoke only to confirm his identity.
Scotland Yard said his arrest had no connection to the Manchester attack.
He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on June 9.