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IS-backing sword attacker hated British queen, court told

LONDON — A man who attacked police with a Samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace hated Queen Elizabeth II, considering her among the “enemies of Allah,” a London court hears Monday.

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, who supported terrorism by the Islamic State jihadist group, fought with officers who tried to disarm him after confronting him on August 25 last year, jurors are told.

After his arrest following the incident outside the monarch’s official residence in London, an alleged suicide note to his sister was found.

“Tell everyone that I love them and that they should struggle against the enemies of Allah with their lives and their property,” it read.

“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.

“They are the enemies that Allah tells us to fight.”

Taxi driver Chowdhury, from Luton, northwest of London, denies preparing acts of terrorism, claiming he only wanted to get killed.

— AFP

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