Barking man admits possessing terrorist material


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A council worker from Barking has admitted storing computer discs of terrorist material with the intention of distributing them.

Khalid Baqa, 48, of Priory Road, Barking, who worked as a revenue office for Hackney Council, was arrested on July 18, 2012, after suspect materials were recovered from his car and home.

It included a CD containing a document entitled 39 Ways to Support and Participate in Jihad and another entitled 42 Ways of Supporting Jihad.

There also copies of four issues of Al Qaida magazine Inspire.

Baqa appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday 5 and pleaded guilty to two counts of disseminating terrorist publications.

A further seven offences of collecting material useful to a terrorist were ordered to lie on the court file.

He was remanded in custody ahead of a sentencing hearing on April 26.

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Baqa was arrested along with four other people in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics.