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A man has appeared in court accused of having Islamic State propaganda magazines on his computer.
Atiq Ahmed, 34, was arrested on Tuesday at his home in Copster Hill Road, Oldham, after officers allegedly found five issues of the terror group's Rumiyah magazine on his laptop, court staff said.
The e-zine is written by the IS propaganda wing and disseminated online to try to attract new recruits.
Ahmed appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court where he denied five counts of possessing a document likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
District Judge Emma Arbuthnot deemed the case unsuitable for summary trial, and Ahmed will appear at the Old Bailey on the 19th of January for a plea and case management hearing.
He was remanded in custody until that date.
A man has been charged with terrorism offences, police said.
Atiq Ahmed, 34, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, is charged with five counts of possessing a document or record which contains information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Ahmed is in police custody and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on Thursday, Greater Manchester Police said.
He was held after a warrant was executed by police at an address in Copster Hill Road, Oldham, on Tuesday.
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