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Two men sentenced for handing out ISIS leaflets on Oxford St

Two men have been jailed for a total of five years for handing out leaflets on Oxford Street encouraging support for the so-called 'Islamic State'.

Ibrahim Anderson and Shah Jahan Khan outside Westminster Magistrates Court last year Credit: John Stillwell/PA Archive

Ibrahim Anderson, 38, of Dallow Road, Luton was jailed for three years for inviting support for a banned organisation and possessing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Shah Jahan Khan, 62, of St Catherine's Avenue, Luton has been jailed for two years for inviting support for a banned organisation. Both men were sentenced at the Old Bailey.

They were part of a group of men that erected a stall on Oxford Street, close to Marble Arch Underground Station.

During the course of the afternoon they helped hand out leaflets which encouraged support for the Caliphate announced by ISIS. They were heard to make comments supporting the terror group.

When two passersby - appalled by their comments - challenged their point of view, they were told to "go and die". The witnesses took pictures of the two men and later reported the matter to police.

Anderson and Khan were arrested on the 16th December 2014, and their homes searched.

A computer belonging to Anderson was seized. Three images were found on it which were part of a set of instructions for travel to Syria to support jihad.

Today's sentencing shows that supporting a terrorist organisation even through the distribution of propaganda will not be tolerated.

I must praise the two members of public who were disturbed by what they saw and reported it.

I encourage anyone with similar concerns to come forward and call the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321, or tell police.

– Commander Dean Haydon, Met Counter Terroris Command