A man has been jailed for owning and sharing terrorist handbooks.
Muslim convert Adam Wyatt, 48, admitted disseminating a terrorist publication that said “Britain must atone for its sins in Palestine” and posting on social media that jihad was an obligation for all Muslims.
Wyatt, of Bridgewater Street, Salford, was sentenced to three years and nine months at Manchester Crown Court.
A judge ruled his actions were intentional rather than reckless.
Material in his possession including a book about poisons and other deadly substances that could be used in terrorist attacks.
Det Insp Mike Abbott said Wyatt “used social media to air his abhorrent views and encourage terrorist attacks in Britain and across the world” but can “no longer poison minds and encourage people to kill for his cause”.
“Although Wyatt never pursued an attack himself, he was encouraging others and sharing information that could have led to the deaths of others,” he said.
German prosecutors have charged a 94-year-old former SS guard with aiding and abetting mass murder at the Nazis’ Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
The case against the German man – not yet named – has gone to a court in Mannheim, western Germany.
He was 19 when, in December 1942-January 1943, he assisted in the murder of some 13,335 people, it is alleged. He has denied knowing that mass murder was going on. Last month, a convicted Auschwitz guard died in hospital.
Nearly one million Jews were murdered at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex. Tens of thousands of others also died, mainly Poles.
A landmark 2011 court ruling, against John Demjanjuk, enabled German prosecutors to charge a few surviving Nazi SS guards as accessories to mass murder.