Brusthom Ziamani found guilty of plotting to behead British soldier

unnamed-3A teenage Muslim convert who wanted to replicate the murder of Lee Rigby has been found guilty of plotting to execute a soldier in London.

Brusthom Ziamani, 19, was arrested as he wandered the streets of the capital with a rucksack containing a large hammer, a 12 inch knife and an Islamic flag.

He was today found guilty of planning to kill a soldier after the court heard he planned to hold up the severed head for a friend to photograph. He now faces life in jail.

Ziamani had become obsessed with videos about death on Youtube, the court heard and, despite being brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness, he had turned to street crime and prostitutes before converting to Islam and falling in with supporters of the radical cleric Anjem Choudary…