Jailed: Teenager Brusthom Ziamani for Planning to Behead British Soldier

Paul Cheston, London Evening Standard, March 20, 2015

A teenage London Muslim convert who idolised the killers of Lee Rigby was jailed for 22 years at the Old Bailey today for planning a copycat public beheading of a British soldier.

Brusthom Ziamani was 18 when he was arrested with a hammer, knife and black Islamic flag walking through Whitechapel.

Brusthom Ziamani

Brusthom Ziamani

Moments earlier he had told his then girlfriend he planned to decapitate a soldier and hold up his severed head for a friend to take a photograph.

He even spoke of attacking Prime Minister David Cameron if he ever got the chance.

Ziamani, now 19 of Camberwell, was convicted at the Old Bailey of preparing for acts of terrorism.

He will be eligible for parole after serving two thirds of his sentence but on his release he will have to serve an extra five years on licence as part of an extended sentence.

Sentencing today Judge Timothy Pontius said: “A realistic and sensible assessment of the whole of the evidence leads inescapably to the conclusion that this defendant had he not by sheer good fortune been spotted and stopped by the police on the street in East London would have carried out the intention he had so graphically expressed to his ex-girlfriend just a few hours before.

Ziamani described Michael Adebolajo, one of the Islamic extremists who killed Lee Rigby on the streets of Woolwich, as “a legend.”

To emulate his hero he researched the locations of military bases and army cadet centres in South-east London.

Yet Ziamani had been born into a strict Jehovah Witness family originally from the Congo before converting and attended meetings and demos organised by the banned terrorist group Al-Muhajiroun (ALM).

He changed his name to Mujahid Karim and looked up to extremist preachers such as Anjem Choudhary, the co-founder with Omar Bakri Muhammed and Abu Hamza.

During the two week trial the court heard how he had shown his then girlfriend a hammer and 12-inch knife and boasted of a terrorist attack to “kill soldiers.”

In a series of Facebook messages and letters he revealed how he hated non-believers and dreamed of martyrdom.

He wrote of going to paradise and said he had a “duty” to help people being raped, tortured and killed in Iraq and Syria.

In one letter found by police at his flat he wrote: “You want war, you got it. British soldiers’ head will be removed and burned. U (corr) cannot defeat Muslims. We love to die the way you live.”

Ziamani had started dating his ex-girlfriend he had met over Facebook in March last year.

But when she returned from holiday in Ireland a month later she found he had started wearing Islamic clothing and wanted her to follow him and convert.

When she refused he and ended their relationship he sent her messages on the app Whatsapp threatening to “wipe her out.”

In June he had made internet searches for Camberwell army cadets and the London Irish Rifles Association.

In June last year police raided his Camberwell home and found five sheets of letters he had written–much of it gloating over the Lee Rigby murder.

In the first he wrote that: “I will wage war against the British Government on this soil. (It) will have a taste of there own medicine. They will be humiliated. This is ISIB Islamic States of Ireland and Britain.”

He also wrote: “you people will never be safe” adding “we will send you all to hell fire, you want war, let’s kill them, slaughter hem and implement sharia in our lands and UK. Kill every gay, every shia, every les.”

On another sheet he wrote: “Lee Rigby is burnin in hell. Woow I’m dying, good for him, this is what you get for voting Cameron and democracy, my brothers who are Lee Rigby’s killers are in prison getting food clothes and shelter and its being paid for by Lee Rigby’s family HAHA.”

“Brothers pick up your swords gins boms take off there lims, we should do a 9/11 and 7/7 and Woolwich all in one day, everyday for eight years.”

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  • Should’ve never scrambled for Africa.

    • propagandaoftruth

      “He wrote of going to paradise and said he had a “duty” to help people being raped, tortured and killed in Iraq and Syria.”

      By raping torturing and killing in the UK.

      • SentryattheGate

        How about all those blacks killed by Al Qaeda in Libya, Ziamani? Muslims have no love for blacks; just use them for the useful idiots they are.

        • bv

          He’s never read a newspaper.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Scrambling For Africa = Dumpster Diving

    • Reynardine

      Our ancestors would have scrambled Africa if they knew this would be the product of colonial guilt.

      • SentryattheGate

        I just watched Africa Addio, a documentary movie about Africa , just after colonialism ended. Someone on Amren had recommended it, and I do too! Wow, the savagery, brutally that erupted amongst them and the wholesale slaughter of the animals (which brought white men back to establish nature preserves).

        • Reynardine

          Yes, I think that was my recommendation. A lot of it is purely schlocky exploitation stuff (the directors were known for staging or recreating shocking scenes), but there is honest, horrifying footage, such as the slaughter of Zanzibar Arabs and the disgusting treatment of animals.

        • HE2

          (which brought white men back to establish & enforce the nature preserves).

          Black African “game wardens” are hired to patrol the animal preserves. Trouble is, many black “wardens” work both ends against the middle. They collect a salary from the Whites running the preserve program, while aiding and abetting poachers in finding game to slaughter, receiving kickbacks from them too.
          Bet they did not air that bit, blacks just being black.

          • SentryattheGate

            You’re right; that the blacks work both ends and that the film did not cover that fact.

          • HE2

            They could not, Sentry. Too many feelings are hurt by racial truths.

    • John Smith

      There is a lot of value in Africa, as the Chinese are making clear with their scramble to possess its resources. This does not include more than 5% of her people – the white ones

      • Unlike Whites, the Chinese will readily be able to exploit Africa, and not deal with any guilt or any negative consequences.

        • John Smith

          My white guilt about Africa extends to white colonial powers not having done more to protect the wildlife and environment by controlling the negro population.

          • bv

            Alberta Schweitzer and Christian Organizations should be held accountable for the destruction of European Society.

          • SentryattheGate

            I just watched Africa Addio, a documentary movie about Africa , just after colonialism ended. It included the issue of the wholesale slaughter of the animals.

  • Alden

    He will be out In 7 or 8 years. He will be 27 in the prime of life. He will get training and contacts while in prison and commit more crimes against the British people. His parole officer will be another third world immigrant.
    He’s been on welfare all his life. When he gets out he will go back on welfare. He probably will marry, have a big Muslim family and council housing authority will give him a 6 bedroom mansion to accommodate his 8 kids and wife.

    • Oil Can Harry

      The most disturbing part of his ramblings was when he laughed at the fact that Lee Rigby’s family has to pay taxes to support his killers in prison.

      So true. Out taxes support these leeches from cradle to grave: from birth to public school to the welfare rolls to prison.

  • IstvanIN

    And yet Cameron will import more and more of these people.

  • superlloyd

    Another low IQ black, wannabe violent criminal or terrorist. What’s the difference. This one should never have left the Congo. It would have been happy wallowing in a third world cesspool.

    • Converted to Islam? Why? What about the “religion” did he like? Islam is not a religion. It is a political movement dressed up as a religion. Our leaders should regulate it as such. We won the Cold War because we knew we were fighting “Communism.” We were fighting a political movement and we knew it. Yes, we made an alliance with the Communist Chinese, under Nixon, but that didn’t change our goal. We opposed Communism. We had Communists in our country, but we opposed Communism. We should be honest and react to Islam the same way. Sure we may make temporary alliances with individual Muslims or with Muslim nations but we should never lose sight of the fact that our enemy is Islam. It opposes our civilization, plain and simple. And it has for far longer than Communism has.

      • Susan

        You’re giving BZ credit for logical thinking which isn’t possible.

    • Speedy Steve

      It makes me blue that this wannabe terrorist didn’t meet up with a wannabe cop — George Zimmerman comes immediately to mind.

  • Reynardine

    “Woow I’m dying, good for him, this is
    what you get for voting Cameron and democracy, my brothers who are Lee
    Rigby’s killers are in prison getting food clothes and shelter and its
    being paid for by Lee Rigby’s family HAHA.”

    Our enemies understand this. We understand this. Who doesn’t understand this?

    • archer

      If it was up to me i’d release him in front of Cameron’s home and let him have at it.

    • “Our enemies understand this. We understand this. Who doesn’t understand this?”


  • Hammerheart

    You cant blame him for this. That Mohammed cartoon really set him off and gave him clinical PTSD.

    • Susannah

      Possibly, and possibly it was ‘microaggressions’. Hard to say. Regardless, he’s a shining example of the vibrant New Brit that the government seemingly prefers over the old, stodgy White Brit.

      • Yeah, awww da poor afro muzlim had his feewing hurt by not being accepted enough. Gee. Too bad. All the White people in Britain need to comprehend that they are not making their “coloureds” feel accepted enough. What is funny is that there are liberals out there who probably wouldn’t even realize I was being sarcastic.

    • Speedy Steve

      Wel, that, and the fact that Spar was fresh out of 2-liter ciders.

  • IKUredux

    Why oh why are we Whites committing suicide? WHY??? Why are we allowing these fing barbarians into OUR countries? We know that diversity is a crock, that it is nothing more than genocide.

    We have two choices. The first is boycott and voting.

    • Singingbird1

      Yes well, we have to try voting to change things. May’s General Election might see UKIP gain enough seats to make a difference. I think I know what the second choice is that you allude to but let’s hope it is positive through the ballot box.

  • John Smith

    Always with this “teenager” crap when the perp is an adult.

    • “Forever Yoot,” just like that mall store, “Forever 21.”

      • Speedy Steve

        They go by mental age. Their inferior IQs don’t let them wise up until about 39.

  • listenupbub

    Why the @!$# is he NOT getting the DEATH SENTENCE!

  • Dale McNamee

    Why not behead Jim and anyone else who tries to do this ?

    It will send a powerful message, especially if the beheading knife was died in pig’s blood..

    No martyrdom, heaven , & 72 virgins for them !

  • A “London” Muslim convert? Funny, he doesn’t look like how I imagined “Londoners” to look.

    • Susan

      I know what you mean! Unfortunately, it seems that London is doing the same destructive & dystopian things that the US is. Coddling blacks, militant Muslims, criminal immigrants, etc.

  • If blacks were not so stupid, they would be REALLY dangerous.

    • Speedy Steve

      Thank God for small favors.

  • Speedy Steve

    Apparently 12 years of schooling in Limeyland’s secondary modern schools have taught this animal nothing.

  • Hilis Hatki

    ‘A Warwick! A Warwick!’

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    I have one important questions. Is he ex-girlfriend white or a negress??? If she is white, then shame on her for disgracing her race by dating this negroid loser.

  • Cid Campeador

    Same old mindless stare. Throw him in a cell and starve him to death!