A terror suspect who attacked police outside Buckingham Palace with a four foot long samurai sword had left a suicide note to his sister, a court heard
Mohiussunnath Chowdhury (correct), 26, told her “by the time you read this Insha’Allah I will be with Allah,” it was said.
He added: “The Queen and her soldiers will all be in the hellfire they go to war with Muslims around the world and kill them without any mercy.”
He had driven his blue Toyota Prius towards a police van on Constitution Hill on Friday night.
He stopped just a few feet away from the police van when he is then alleged to have reached for the sword in the foot well of the car while shouting “Allahu Akhbar.”
He was then wrestled to the ground by police who sprayed him with CS gas and the note was found inside the car, it was alleged.
He appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court today facing one count of preparation of terrorist acts.
Wearing a grey prison tracksuit the softly spoken Chowdhury spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.
Prosecutor Mark Carol said: “On Friday the 25th of August at around 8:30pm in the evening when uniformed officers were traveling in a marked vehicle at the Queen Victoria Memorial, Constitution Hill, when a blue Toyota Prius motor vehicle, drove towards them stopping two feet away.
“Officers approached the vehicle and the male driver reached for a large sword from inside and shouted ‘Allahu Akhbar’ several times.
“The officer struggled with the individual and sprayed him with CS spray.”
He was arrested and taken to a police station and the court heard the samurai sword was just under four foot in length.
Part of the note was read out in court and it said: “To my dearest sister, By the time you read this Insha’Allah I will be with Allah.
“Do not cry and be strong. The Shaheed will take 70 members of his family with him to paradise.
“I will take you there Insha’Allah. Tell everyone that I love them and that they should struggle against the enemies of Allah with their lives and their property.
“The Queen and her soldiers will all be in the hellfire they go to war with Muslims around the world and kill them without any mercy.”
Chowdhury, of Luton, Bedfordshire, was remanded in custody to appear at the Central Criminal Court.