Ministers rushing emergency law through by February 27 as next terrorist due for automatic release is revealed


MINISTERS are in a race against time to rush through emergency terror laws within 21 days to stop the next terror convict from being released on Britains streets.

HOAR can reveal that the next terror offender due for automatic early release is Mohammed Zahir Khan on February 28.

Sunderland shopkeeper Mohammed Zahir Khan is due to be released on February 28, HOAR can reveal. He has been described as an ‘extremely concerning individual’

That has given the Government a deadline of February 27 to pass the emergency legislation they are rushing through Parliament to end the automatic release for all current terror prisoners.

Boris Johnson announced the emergency legislation in the wake of Sundays Streatham stabbing spree from Sudesh Amman, who was released automatically last month despite authorities having serious concerns about him.

Khan, a Sunderland shopkeeper, was jailed for four and a half years in May 2018 for encouraging acts of terror, disseminating terror material and inciting religious hatred.

A Whitehall official described him as an extremely concerning individual.

The Government is aiming to complete the House of Commons stage of the legislation by the end of next week, before Parliament breaks for a weeks recess.

That will give the House of Lords just three days to complete its own stage of the bill when Parliament returns on February 24.

Ministers fear human rights campaigners in the Lords will try to scupper the law – risking delaying the legislation, which would leave the authorities powerless to stop six dangerous terror convicts out on the streets.

They hope that the Lords will be persuaded against rebelling now they know about the danger posed by several jihadis due for early release if they fail to back the emergency law.

A Whitehall official said: “If the legislation is passed by February 27 we can prevent the automatic release of any further terrorist suspects who might pose a threat to the public.”

Khan is the first of six terror convicts due to be released from prison within the next two months.

The twisted firebrand shopkeeper, 42, was jailed for four and a half years after he admitted possessing a dossier of terror material.

Khan who spent years in prison for drugs offences in Birmingham said initially that had amassed the bile filed material recklessly but a Judge called him out for his uninhibited hatred.

The father of one, originally from Birmingham, spread hatred on Twitter targeting Shia Muslims saying “death to shias … death to every single one of them”, describing them as “dirty and filthy shiite scum” and calling for them to be burnt alive.

He also tweeted in January 2017: “Welcome to the year of fear, IS will make this one the deadliest ever. Mr Kuffar (non-believers) prepare for real war.”

His Facebook page also showed an Islamic State flag and a statement about martyrdom.

He also re-posted a tweet which included an IS call to attack US bases in Bahrain.

Judge Paul Sloan QC told him: “You had an uninhibited hatred for Shiite Muslims, President Assad and his regime, non-believers and hatred for some Western countries such as the US.”

Among the five further terrorists believed to be due for release in March are Mohammed Ghani from Barnet, Jamshed Javeed from Manchester, Mohammed Khilji from north-west London, Atiq Ahmed from Oldham and Britains youngest terrorist known only as RXG.

He was sentenced in 2015 for plotting to murder police officers in Australia but is due for release within the next month.

Ghani, from Barnet, north London, was sentenced to two years and four months in prison May last year after threatening to kill police officers.

Khilji, from north-west London, was sentenced to five years in prison in June 2018 after being found guilty of posting beheading videos on WhatsApp, as well as footage giving advice on how to make a car bomb.

Ahmed was arrested after hurling abuse at staff at a school in the town and later found to have IS propaganda on his phone, is due to be released in March.

And Javeed was jailed for six years in March 2015 for planning to travel from his Manchester home to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State (IS).

They are among 50 terrorists who are due for early release this year.

In total there are 224 terrorists in prison in Britain, with most thought to be holding Islamist extremist views, according to the latest published figures to the end of September.

Convicted terrorist Sudesh Amman wore a fake suicide belt as he grabbed a knife from a shop in Streatham High Road, south London, on Sunday, before stabbing two bystanders.

The 20-year-old had been jailed for possessing and distributing terrorist documents in December 2018, but was freed automatically halfway through his sentence less than a fortnight ago.

He was put under 24-hour police surveillance on his release, and sources have described him as an “extremely concerning individual”.

The move comes after Sudesh Amman stabbed two people in Streatham on Sunday before being shot dead by police


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