UK man jailed for pro-Daesh tweets

LONDON (AA) – A U.K. security guard was jailed for five years for sharing thousands of messages on Twitter glorifying Daesh, according to a police statement.
Mohammed Moshin Ameen, 23, admitted posting the messages using 42 different accounts on the social networking site during a seven-month period last year.
A court in central London was told Thursday that he had previously been stopped by police at the last minute after buying a one-way airline ticket to Istanbul in order to join Daesh in Syria.
The 8,000 tweets he shared online included photographs of himself holding weapons and links to Daesh propaganda videos.
Ameen, who lived in London, worked as a night-shift security guard.
Police commander Dean Hayton, who led the investigation, said after the sentencing: “The harm of spreading of hate and encouraging others to commit offenses cannot be underestimated.
“My officers sifted through over 4 million terabytes of data and collected extensive evidence to build their case and prove that Ameen was behind the thousands of pro-Daesh tweets.”
Ameen was given a five-year prison sentence for supporting a proscribed terrorist organisation and a concurrent four-year sentence for encouraging terrorism.