Dagenham man accused of ‘glorifying terrorism’ on Twitter appears in court

The 23-year-old appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning

The 23-year-old appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning - Credit: Archant

A man accused of posting 40,000 tweets glorifying acts of terrorism and encouraging support for ISIL was remanded in custody today.

Mohammed Mohsin Ameen, 23, allegedly used 42 Twitter accounts – which the social networking service have tried to shut down – to commit the offences between March and October.

Police carried out a search of Ameen’s home in Stevens Road, Dagenham, in June and confiscated electronic devices including an iPhone5.

Another iPhone5, a Samsung phone, and an Asus laptop were seized when he was arrested on Wednesday last week, from three addresses linked to him.

Ameen was charged yesterday with six counts of encouraging others to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism, and a further count of inviting support for ISIL.

He spoke only to say “I’m not going to state my name” after he was brought up from the cells at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Ameen was remanded in custody ahead of a preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey on November 17.

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