Isis-inspired Muslims ‘plotted to behead British citizens after fatwa issued’

Three Muslim extremists plotted to behead British citizens after being inspired by an Islamic State order “to kill civilians everywhere in the West”, a court heard today.

Haseeb Hamayoon, 29, Yousaf Syed, 20, and his cousin Nadir Syed, 22, planned to carry out a terrorist atrocity after a fatwa was issued by IS spokesman Abu-Mohammad al-Adnani, it is said.

The alleged terror cell shared gruesome pictures of beheadings they had downloaded from the internet as well as images of the killers of Drummer Lee Rigby, the Old Bailey heard.