Two men were arraigned at a London court charged with handing out pro-terror leaflets connected to ISIS in Oxford Street.
Shah Jahah Khan, 62, and Muslim convert Ibrahim Anderson, 38, both from Luton in Bedfordshire, each denied the charge of inviting support for the banned organisation.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that the charge relates to an offence on August 9 last year, when the pair is alleged to have handed out leaflets about ISIS in Oxford Street.
Prosecutor Adam Harbinson told the court that on the August 9 last year a group of around six men erected a stall near Oxford Street.
It is alleged that Anderson and Khan who assisted in the running of the stall were both taking part in handing out the pro- terror leaflets.
Although the leaflet doesn’t mention ISIS in Iraq or Syria, an expert in Islamic studies has concluded the only circumstances the pro- terror leaflets could possibly be making reference to are the declaration by ISIS and its leader of the establishment of an Islamic State.
The leaflet sets out that Muslims have a duty to further the causes of the caliphate.
One of the men was challenged by members of the public as to why he was handing out leaflets calling for support of this organisation. He responded by saying in general terms that non-believers, or Kafirs, should be killed.
The London court granted the two men conditional bail and they will appear at the Old Bailey on May 15.