Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Derby terrorism suspect in court

A SELF-STYLED Muslim terrorist was caught downloading videos on how to make explosives, a missile and a suicide bomber belt when police raided his home, a court heard today.

Krenar Lusha, 30, of Derby, was also said to have boasted on web chats that he "loved" to see Jews and Americans killed and to watch films showing the deaths of US soldiers.

A jury of six men and six women at Preston Crown Court were told that counter-terror officers searched his home in Moore Street, Normanton, on August 26 last year and the items they discovered were the subject of the trial.

Nigel Godsmark QC said: "Rather a lot of petrol," 71.8 litres was found in his cellar along with two kilograms of potassium nitrate, a constituent part of gunpowder, which was located in his bedroom.

In the defendant's lounge was a laptop connected to the internet in which material was visibly being downloaded, he said.

"What he had downloaded was a folder entitled 'Archive of Hezbollah Military Instruction manuals'," Mr Godsmark said.

Lusha denies 10 counts of possessing articles which give rise to a reasonable suspicion that they were for a terror-related purpose.

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