Muslim student guilty of terror charges

Other News Materials 18 September 2007 04:38 (UTC +04:00)

( Worldnews )A BRITISH-BORN Muslim student was found guilty today of a series of Islamist terrorism offences.

Mohammed Atif Siddique , 21, from Alva, Clackmannanshire, provided training material on booby-trap-bomb-making and threatened to become a suicide bomber.

A jury at the High Court in Glasgow took more than eight hours to convict him of possessing and distributing a range of terrorist material via websites and providing instructional material about guns and explosives over the internet.

Siddique , who was found guilty of four charges, sat motionless and looked straight ahead as the guilty verdicts were returned.

Lord Carloway spoke briefly, reviewing the most serious charge, and said: "You have been convicted of significant contraventions of the Terrorism Act, in particular on charge one of having articles in your possession for the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.

"The court must take these offences extremely seriously.

"You have no criminal record so I cannot proceed to sentence today."

Sentencing will take place at the High Court in Edinburgh on October 23.

Siddique was branded a "wannabe suicide bomber" by advocate-depute Brian McConnachie QC