Isil remote control car bomb plotter desperate to carry out attack before

Black powder found at the Fatima Community Centre in Sheffield where Farhad Salah lived During his five-week trial, jurors heard how he had tested small improvised explosive devices in the lead up to his arrest.Describing the extent of Salah’s plotting Ms Whyte told the court: “The intention was to manufacture a device which would be placed in a vehicle but controlled remotely so that no-one had to martyr themselves in the process.”Farhad Salah had decided that improvised explosive devices could be made and used in a way here in the UK that spared his own life preferably but harmed others he considered to be infidels.”Salah, who wore a navy blue polo shirt and was flanked in the dock by three court officers and an interpreter, showed no emotion as his sentence was handed down.Six members of the jury that tried the plotter returned to court on Wednesday to watch his sentencing.Salah applied for asylum after arriving at Heathrow Airport from Iraq in December 2014.Additional reporting by Imogen Horton Black powder found at the Fatima Community Centre in Sheffield where Farhad Salah livedCredit:PA/Counter Terrorism Policing North A week before his arrest Salah messaged a Facebook contact to say: “My only attempt is to find a way to carry out martyrdom operation with cars without driver, everything is perfect only the programme is left …” Handing down his sentence, Judge Paul Watson QC said Salah had “become wedded to an extremist ideology and was preparing to take action to give effect to those views”.The judge said the risk of him causing death or serious injury by his planned use of explosives was obvious and that Salah’s viewing of “utterly depraved and sickening” extremist footage showed how committed he was.”Your attitude to extreme violence and loss of life, sometimes in unimaginably horrifying circumstances, indicates clearly to me that you, had you carried your preparations through to conclusion, would have had no hesitation in causing loss of life or the infliction of terrible suffering,” said Judge Watson.He added that his extremist actions were not a legitimate interpretation of Islam, telling Salah: “Islam is a religion of peace and inclusivity, so very far from the corrupt and perverted ideology around which you were operating.”What you were doing, purportedly in the name of a strict and reactionary construction of the Islamic faith was, in truth, a gross betrayal of that faith.”To all peaceful and tolerant Muslims, you and those like you, who take their religion as an excuse for violence and disruption, are an abhorrence.”Salah, who lived at a community centre in Sheffield, was described by counter-terrorism police as posing a “very real risk to the safety of the public in the UK”. An Islamic State sympathiser who plotted to use a remotely controlled car bomb to kill hundreds of people tried to bring forward his plans because he feared he was to be deported.Farhad Salah, an Iraqi-Kurd asylum seeker, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, for what the judge described as a plot to cause “terrible suffering” on innocent passersby.Sheffield Crown Court heard how the 24-year-old had been in the early stages of testing small improvised explosive devices to be placed inside a remotely controlled car in preparation for an attack when he was arrested in December 2017.The five week trial heard that at the time of his arrest he was getting “increasingly desperate” to do something for  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), but had been unable to travel to the Middle East due to his unsettled immigration status.With his application for asylum in the UK still being determined, it is now thought that he turned his attention to carrying out an attack in Britain as quickly as he could.Prosecutor Anne Whyte QC said Salah was “getting increasingly desperate to do something in the cause of IS”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more